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MoD attempt to pass on costs of Trident replacement

NIS researcher Steven Hendry on the latest row over the cost of replacing the UK's nuclear weapons.

BPIX survey shows 63% would be happy to see Trident scrapped

NIS Researcher Steven Hendry discusses the findings of a BPIX survey which suggests that 63% of people would be happy to see Trident scrapped

5th June 2010 Nuclear Abolition Day

NIS researcher Steven Hendry discusses the upcoming Nuclear Abolition day, the basic ideas behind a Nuclear Weapons Convention and its possible place alongside the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.

One week on from the closing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Review Conference (NPT) in New York, Anti-nuclear activists around the globe will gather on June 5th to call for a global nuclear weapons convention (NWC). Many activists had hoped that this years review would end with a commitment to building a NWC.  However, it didn't - hence the need for action.

Labour's legacy means it is even more imperative to include Trident in the defence review.

A report in the Irish Independent newspaper reveals that, in post-election negotiations with the Liberal Democrats, the Labour party was prepared to make concessions in its position over Trident replacement.

Fox announces that Strategic Defence Review begins immediately. But what place Trident?

NIS researcher Steve Hendry assesses how the new Conservative - Liberal Democrat government is dealing with the issue of Trident replacement.

Size is important

The USA has released information about the size of its nuclear weapons stockpile

Will US cost-cutting threaten the UK's Trident replacement programme?

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates - sceptical about Trident replacement


We're already forking out a third of a million every day to replace Trident

With nuclear weapons and
the huge cost of replacing Trident rapidly moving up the election
agenda, advoc

You can't slip a Rizla between Labour and the Tories on nuclear weapons

As the three party leaders slug it out on prime-time television, another pre-election debate has shown just how out of touch with reality the main parties are when it comes to defence and nuclear weapons.

Just before the first of the three televised debates between Gordon Brown, David Cameron, and Nick Clegg was broadcast I went along to a debate where figures from each of the main parties  were discussing defence issues.