Security and disarmament

SGR produces a range of resources on the issue of 'security and disarmament'. This covers military technologies, arms control and disarmament (esp. nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, ‘Missile Defense’, conventional weapons) - as well as alternative concepts of security, peace building and conflict prevention.

Scientists and engineers have a central role in the development of weapons and therefore share a special responsibilty to society. SGR's project work has investigated the extensive influence that the military has over science and technology.

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Peter Burt, Nuclear Information Service, examines the major redevelopment of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, and points out how new facilities could allow the UK to sidestep international controls on nuclear weapons development.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, argues that recently announced military cuts coupled with an expanding ‘green’ sector suggest the start of major shift in the UK economy.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)
 

Paul Rogers, University of Bradford, argues that only with a fundamental change in approach will the UK’s defence and security strategies be ‘fit for purpose’.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)
 

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examines the government’s spending cuts.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)
 

David Hookes, SGR, explores the ethical and legal implications of the growing use of armed, unmanned planes in the ‘war against terrorism’.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011
 

David Webb, Leeds Metropolitan University, argues that a major industrial shift away from military technology should be a key component in building the low carbon economy.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38, winter 2010
 

Stuart Parkinson critically examines progress on global nuclear disarmament over the past year.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38, winter 2010
 

Philip Chapman argues that international law on the military use of space still needs urgent attention, despite recent announcements from the Obama administration.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38, winter 2010
 

Nick Ritchie, Bradford University, outlines the serious flaws in the logic of nuclear deterrence upon which the proposed replacement of Trident is based.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.37, spring 2009
 

Phil Chamberlain discovers some disturbing activities on Salisbury Plain.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 37, spring 2009