The links between potential nuclear weapon use in Ukraine and the UK’s lower-yield capability.
US Warheads latest news
An Introduction to the latest NIS report by Dr. Nick Ritchie
Nick Ritchie assesses the contribution of the latest NIS report, ‘Extreme Circumstances: The UK’s new nuclear warhead in context’, to public understanding and democratic accountability
Extreme Circumstances: The UK’s new nuclear warhead in context
This new research report gathers together all available information from UK and US sources on the replacement nuclear warhead programme.
New report – Extreme circumstances: The UK’s new nuclear warhead in context
John Ainslie’s Archives
The Ainslie Archive is a work-in-progress and feedback is welcomed. NIS is scanning, tagging and uploading the vast archive of the late nuclear weapons researcher. You can already browse over 1000 documents
Webinar: Extreme Circumstances
Held on 8th September with guest speakers Kate Hudson and Nick Ritchie.
Preparations for US nuclear weapons storage in UK
The UK has been added to the list of countries as benefitting from an upgrade programme that is near completion.
Webinar: Nuclear Secrecy in the US and UK
This discussion covers the history of nuclear secrecy, how the bomb has affected the politics, democracy and society of nuclear states, and what disarmament would entail. Click here to watch now.
Nuclear Weapon Modernisation: Attitudes of non-nuclear weapon states
This briefing compiles all the official statements on the subject of nuclear modernisation in NPT meetings since 2015 and in the Open Ended Working Group and negotiations for the TPNW.
Film Screening: Command and Control
Free Film Screening December 8th 7.30pm -9.30pm (92mins) followed by discussion time.
Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS (Conference hall)
Sex, drugs and violence: Coronation Street plot lines? No – all in a day’s work for USAF nuclear missile teams.
Drug abuse, cheating, and drunkenness may sound like plotlines from a television soap opera, but they are real life issues currently confronting the US Air Force's nuclear missile launch crews.
NIS Update: March 2011
US-UK CO-OPERATION ON WARHEAD FUSE DESIGN PAVES THE WAY TOWARDS A NEW BRITISH WARHEAD
UK nuclear weapon scientists are co-operating with colleagues in the USA to develop upgrades to a US nuclear warhead design, according to budget documents prepared by the US Department of Energy.