All NATO members are required to share the responsibility of the alliance's nuclear-armed capability. While only three of its members have their own arsenals, the rest are required to participate in the ‘sharing’ of around 180 US nuclear weapons, as examined in this briefing.
‘For Heaven’s Sake: Examining the UK’s Militarisation of Space’, jointly published by Drone Wars and CND, is the latest publication in Drone Wars UK’s ‘Future Wars’ project which scrutinises the development and use of novel military technologies, particularly by the UK government.
CND calls for an end to the production of nuclear energy – a technology that is dirty, dangerous and economically unsustainable. Find out more in this briefing.
In the midst of both a climate crisis and energy crisis, the calls for increased production of nuclear power are getting louder. But this would be a mistake - nuclear power is not the answer to climate change. Find out more in this briefing.
Nuclear power plants are vulnerable to meltdown at any time, but they are especially vulnerable during wars, such as we are seeing in Ukraine at the moment. Read this briefing by Cindy Folkers, from Beyond Nuclear International, and Dr Ian Fairlie, CND's scientific advisor and Vice-President, on the possible health consequences of radioactivity and radiation releases from stricken nuclear reactors.
Following Russia’s recent shelling of nuclear power plants in Ukraine, many people have asked for information about radiation. Read this primer for lay people on radioactivity and radiation prepared by CND's scientific advisor and Vice-President Ian Fairlie.
CND condemns any return of United States nuclear weapons to RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. This briefing explains the base's history and looks at reports that US nuclear weapons are returning.
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the people of that country are suffering heavily as they are attacked from the air and on the ground. But the conflict poses an even wider threat – the existential threat of a nuclear war between Russia and NATO. This briefing looks at what the effects of a nuclear war would be.
The nuclear fusion process is costly, dangerous and unnecessary, and CND opposes the proposed imposition of these reactors on local communities.
The government is trying to force through controversial new legislation which will make consumers bankroll the nuclear power industry, whilst giving them no protection from spiralling costs. This briefing was prepared by CND for MPs, urging them to vote against the Bill.