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 […]

Commemorating 100 years since Britain entered the First World War

News - 1 August, 2014

Monday 4 August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered one of the bloodiest conflicts in history – the First World War – which ended on 11 November 1918, Armistice Day. As a war unmatched to any seen before, World War One, also known as ‘the Great War’, marks one of the […]

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 […]

I can see clearly now

News - 4 March, 2011

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: Do you remember the song?  Johnny Nash in 1972 (before 68% of the population of the Middle East were born). I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,I can see all obstacles in my wayGone are the dark clouds that had me blindIt’s gonna be a bright, bright,Sun-Shiny […]

Is the climate change discussion in the right place?

News - 7 February, 2011

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: The military and medical professions are used to talking about preparing for and surviving cataclysmic change.  For them recovery is not necessarily a return to business as usual.  It is all about creating a workable solution for very changed circumstances from which there is not recovery, no redemption, no […]

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, […]