Opinion

The New Cold and the Future of Disarmament Rhys Bowden Project Assistant, SCRAP Weapons The final webinar in SCRAP’s The New Cold War series witnessed a timely discussion about the future of disarmament amid US-Russia-China tensions and the prospect of a new cold war. At the start of 2022, five nuclear-weapon states – China, France, …

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The China-US Media War and its Impact on the Global Disarmament Campaign Jack Cinamon Project Assistant, SCRAP Weapons In recent years, public opinion of China and the US’ foreign policies has deteriorated, due not just to the countries’ choices in policymaking, but also to the so-called media war taking place to influence global audiences. The …

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Securing Outer Space: Emerging Threats in the New Space Race Gemma Sabatini Project Assistant, SCRAP Weapons Since the Cold War and its aftermath, countries have been engaging in a race for the militarization of outer space and the creation of new space forces. This competition is having a high impact on technology, military strategy, as …

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The Big Bang: The Evolution of US-China Nuclear Relations Jessica Henn Project Assistant, SCRAP Weapons Historical Overview of Sino-American Tensions The US and China have a long and deeply interconnected nuclear history which stems back to the Cold War. The decision of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to develop a nuclear weapons programme was …

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China, North Korea & Nuclear Weapons Ben Goldman Project Assistant, SCRAP Weapons This essay was originally submitted to the Korea Times-APLN Essay Contest 2021. Nuclear weapons, uncontrolled, could lead to devastation, the end of nations, and potentially, the end of all human civilisation. The prerequisite to successfully reducing this threat is a treaty that works. …

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Communicating Peace Philip Chennery Project Assistant, SCRAP Weapons This essay was originally submitted to the Korea Times-APLN Essay Contest 2021, being awarded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Award. This essay was also published by Korea Times and the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament on 26 November 2021. How a Re-engagement with the …

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Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Verification: What We’ve Got, What’s Needed, and Can Open Source Research Help? Henrietta Wilson Dr Dan Plesch Director, SCRAP Weapons Dr Olamide Samuel This article was originally published on nuclearreactions.rusi.org If you were designing a disarmament and non-proliferation verification system from scratch, what would it look like? What would you want it …

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Arms Control 2.0? With open source tools, desktop sleuths can go where governments won’t Henrietta Wilson Dr Olamide Samuel Dr Dan Plesch Director, SCRAP Weapons This article was originally published on Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on 27th July 2020. The arms control community was outraged by the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the …

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A Realistic, Progressive Foreign Policy for the United States Dr Dan Plesch Director, CISD SOAS University This article was originally published on thebaraza.org on 17th November 2020. Introduction A progressive international agenda needs to begin with a frank assessment of the present strategic culture and connect domestic and global progressive priorities. Global threats such as …

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