The impact of a nuclear war

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.
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nuclear ban

Support the nuclear ban

Find out more about a new treaty that entered into force in January 2021, which will outlaw nuclear weapons across much of the globe.
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TPNW’s first Meeting of States Parties in Vienna: fact sheet

A new United Nations agreement – the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) - entered into force in 2021 making nuclear weapons illegal in the countries that sign it. This fact sheet explains all about the first meeting of the states that have ratified the treaty, to discuss what next for the TPNW.
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Iran’s nuclear policy

This report outlines the background to the Iran nuclear deal, what was agreed in the negotiations and why it is now under threat.
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On 6th August 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by US air forces. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing between 50,000 and 100,000 people. Read this report to find out more about what happened on those fateful days.
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