Prospects for the nuclear non-proliferation regime

News - 26 September, 2015

Today we celebrate the United Nation’s International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, which is recognised annually on the 26th September. Wilton Park will once again, in December, bring together an array of nuclear experts to discuss what is both feasible and necessary for the nuclear regime over the next five years towards […]

Wilton Park Disarmament Dialogues

News - 12 December, 2014

Next week, we will be launching the Wilton Park Disarmament Dialogues, a new initiative in which we will use our network and convening power to assess the impact of decisive moments in the history of disarmament, and how their consequences (good and bad) are managed today. The inaugural Disarmament Dialogue takes place on 17th December, […]

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

News - 26 September, 2014

Today is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations.  It was the subject of the General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946. It has been on the General Assembly’s agenda along with general and complete disarmament ever since 1959.  It has […]

2013: a year in review

News - 20 January, 2014

  This timeline looks back at some of the major events that took place in 2013.   February On February 4th, we opened The future of Europe conference. The conference analysed how a geometrically variable EU will develop and discussed whether European unity can be preserved in an increasingly diversified EU. …………………………………………………………………………………………. March Held in […]

Highlights from 2012

News - 19 December, 2012

Over the past 12 months, we have held events in a number of overseas locations as well as here at Wiston House in Sussex. In this summary, we look back at some of those discussions.  The 2012 programme has been extremely busy facilitating over 50 conferences and meetings. Most of these have been held at […]

Alistair Burt, Minister for Counter-proliferation delivers keynote address

News - 5 January, 2012

Closing our four day round table discussion, UK Minister for Counter-proliferation, Alistair Burt, emphasised the importance of states working together to achieve goals relating to the three pillars of the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT). The four day meeting provided the forum for participants from twenty-seven states to engage in frank and rich discussions on the urgent […]

‘Light bulb’ moments: strategic weapons in the 21st century

News - 3 February, 2011

  Mark Smith, Programme Director, Defence and Security, writes: I was in a very snowy Washington DC on Thursday for the Lawrence Livermore-Los Alamos annual meeting on Strategic Weapons in the 21st century. Every conference worth its salt should have its light bulb moments when subtleties are illuminated or new insights provided.  One such moment […]

A significant year for the nuclear non-proliferation regime?

News - 24 January, 2011

Wilton Park experts tackle major global issues each week. Through our new Blog and Podcasts, non-diplomat readers and listeners can harness the power of their dialogues in order to better understand the discussions at hand. Nuclear non-proliferation and the 2010 review Monday 14 – Friday 18 December 2010 (WP1008) Defence and Security Programme Director, Dr […]

Is science going faster than policy?

News - 14 January, 2011

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: Has the pace of scientific discovery and change overhauled the capacities of the non-proliferation regimes set up to guard us from the perils of biological and toxic weapons?    The past six months have seen participants here at Wilton Park reiterate that concern, one that has featured constantly in […]

A significant year for the nuclear non-proliferation regime?

News - 12 January, 2011

Mark Smith, Programme Director, Defence and Security writes: The events of 2010 – the NPT Review, the Nuclear Security Summit, and the US ratification of the New START agreement may make for a significant year for the nuclear non-proliferation regime. Policymakers and analysts gathered here in December, as they have for the past 15 years, […]