Issues: Security and disarmament

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.

Dave Webb on this key military technology and the background to its development.

Article from SGR Newsletter 23, July 2001
 

Article by Philip Webber from SGR Newsletter 23, July 2001. It is an expanded version of a talk given at "No Star Wars: An International Conference to Keep Space for Peace", Leeds, May 4-6th 2001
 

Scientists for Global Responsibility does not accept that National Missile Defence (NMD) is purely for protection, and believes that it has a clear offensive potential

SGR Statement, 26 June 2001
 

SGR Statement, April 2001