It’s looking very likely that US nuclear weapons will be coming back to RAF Lakenheath, an air force base in Suffolk, run by the USA. This is a dangerous development that will increase global tensions and put Britain on the frontline in a US/NATO and Russia war. A nuclear exchange between US/NATO and Russia would be catastrophic for the whole planet, but what would be the impact on individual towns and cities across the UK? This briefing looks at the impact of a nuclear attack.
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.
Find out more about a new treaty that entered into force in January 2021, which will outlaw nuclear weapons across much of the globe.
A Preparatory Committee to prepare for the next nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference is currently ongoing in Vienna from July 31st to August 11th. Anti-nuclear campaigners - including CND - will attend to make the case for strengthening the treaty so that it achieves its original aim - a world without nuclear weapons. Read this briefing prepared for the NPT PrepComm on how the treaty can and should promote global security.
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 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force in January 2021. But what does this mean for Britain, who has refused to engage with the TPNW and declares it will never sign?
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.
This report outlines the background to the Iran nuclear deal, what was agreed in the negotiations and why it is now under threat.
This factsheet has details about the nuclear weapons systems in each of the nuclear-armed states.
Find out more about the current situation in regards to North Korea's nuclear weapons and the dangers of escalation with the US.