The 1995 indefinite extension of the NPT was agreed alongside a decision to hold a…
Hailed by India as a successful demonstration of Indian resolve, India’s “non-military pre-emptive strike” against…
The adoption of the JCPoA signalled Iranian willingness to cooperate with western nations. However, in May 2018, President Donald Trump fulfilled a campaign promise and pulled the US out of the deal, reinstating sanctions on Iran and threatening foreign entities with secondary sanctions.
BASIC submitted evidence to the Defence Select Committee Inquiry into the INF Treaty.
The American nuclear umbrella, though focused on the DPRK, also positions Washington against one of its major great power rivals. As the US Naval War College’s Terrence Roehrig has argued, the US nuclear umbrella concurrently deters China to an extent.
Israel’s demand for peace, recognition and solidarity before the achievement of a WMD Free Zone is a tall bar to progress and fails to appreciate how further steps towards disarmament would contribute to improving the current security context of the Middle East.
This is a roundtable report for the roundtable ‘Pragmatic Leadership to achieve progress on disarmament: Finding Stepping Stones in the Step-by-Step approach’, organised by BASIC in London on 22 November 2018.
The roundtable assessed the general health of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the state of nuclear disarmament and arms control, and what leadership means in creating a cooperative approach at the 2020 NPT Review Conference.