This brief, authored by Dr. Nick Ritchie, outlines opportunities and challenges arising from the UK government’s ongoing Trident Alternatives Review. This briefing critiques weaknesses within the current thinking around Trident, outlines the key issues that need to be addressed, and highlights the opportunities that Britain has to demonstrate leadership on nuclear disarmament. Ritchie claims that this is a unique opportunity in the UK for an informed debate and addresses the key questions:
- Is what counts as a ‘credible’ nuclear deterrent threat fixed?
- Do we need to keep our nuclear weapons permanently at sea?
- Are there examples of alternative nuclear force postures?
- Are there any benefits from changing nuclear policy?
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