• Strengthening the nuclear order

    Rod Lyon     |      March 3, 2019

    Nuclear weapons are once more a focus for public and political debate. Great-power competition has returned, leading to more fractious strategic relationships among the P5—the recognised nuclear weapon states—and the competitive modernisation of nuclear arsenals.

  • Fears of nuclear rearmament as the INF Treaty crumbles

    Open Forum     |      February 11, 2019

    The demise of the INF Treaty is a blow both to the Cold War arms control architecture and prospects for global disarmament. Relations between Russia and the US will perhaps suffer another rupture, but the Pacific remains the most likely site of superpower confrontation.