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How much is enough? The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review and the value of nuclear parity

February 11, 2018

By Alexandria Reid   The release of the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) on 2nd February marks a decisive shift from the Obama Administration’s approach to nuclear weapons. Responding to a ‘dramatic deterioration of the strategic environment’ since the last review was published in 2010, this NPR contains a particularly notable departure in US … Continue reading “How much is enough? The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review and the value of nuclear parity”


The trivialisation of the UK’s nuclear deterrent

April 11, 2015

By Christy Quinn: There is no more serious and pressing question in UK defence policy than the role of the nuclear deterrent. One thermonuclear warhead found in the D5 trident missile has an effective explosive yield up to 100 kilotons of TNT; over 5 times the power of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and … Continue reading “The trivialisation of the UK’s nuclear deterrent”


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