IISS discussion meeting
30th March 2013
Deterrence and defence policies are at the core of Britain’s Trident replacement policy debates. The strategic foreign policy implications of the replacement debate for Britain also require closer consideration. These were some of the conclusions of an IISS discussion meeting at Arundel House on ‘The foreign-policy implications of the Trident replacement debate’ on 13 March.
The panellists were Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Lord David Hannay, Sir Richard Mottram and Sir Gus O’Donnell. Mark Fitzpatrick, Director of the Non-proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the IISS, chaired the meeting. The panellists addressed the various potential foreign policy implications of the Trident replacement decision particularly in terms of Britain’s international status and influence.
The concept for the event was developed with input from the British Pugwash WMD Awareness Programme.