In recent years, the United Kingdom has touted itself as one of the most transparent of the five nuclear-armed states recognized by the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), and its leaders leaned heavily on the fact that it was reducing the size of its nuclear force.
A new defense policy review results in raising warhead ceiling by 44 percent.
UK Finalizes New Safeguards
Criticism of this week's announcement by the United Kingdom on its nuclear weapons arsenal echoes the arguments of anti-nuclear, anti-colonialist leaders of an earlier era.
Statement from the Arms Control Association
Nuclear Powers Discuss Arms Control
A new report details the extent to which 11 key states are fulfilling, promoting, or undermining 10 standards identified as critical elements of the nonproliferation and disarmament regime.
This new report is the fourth in a series that assesses the extent to which 11 key states are fulfilling, promoting, or undermining 10 standards identified as critical elements of the nonproliferation and disarmament regime. Collectively, states fared worse on the majority of criteria when compared with the prior edition covering the 2013–2016 period.
U.S. and UK leaders face domestic hurdles to their efforts to sell Saudi Arabia conventional weapons.
Seven hundred kilograms of highly enriched uranium return to the United States in a multiyear nuclear security project.
The Skripal assassination attempt was “not a rogue operation,” says UK Prime Minister May.
UK Passes Safeguards Bill
Funds Released for UK Nuclear Subs