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Disarmament & Strategic Stability

Disarmament & Strategic Stability

The Influence of Human Factors in the Verification of Nuclear Warhead Dismantlement

King’s College London have been working in partnership with the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Agency and the Atomic Weapons Establishment UK since 2014 to explore human factors in the verification of nuclear warhead dismantlement. This project builds on the work of the UK-Norway Initiative (UKNI) on disarmament verification and uses controlled simulations to produce new quantitative and data to support the study of human factors and their influence on disarmament verification. Initial and developing findings were presented on the sidelines of NPT meetings in New York in 2014 and 2015. These are developed in a new book (forthcoming with Palgrave MacMillan) authored by Professor Wyn Bowen, Dr Hassan Elbahtimy, Dr Christopher Hobbs and Dr Matthew Moran.

For more information please contact: Dr Hassan Elbahtimy or Dr Matthew Moran

The Enduring Strategic Value of Nuclear Weapons

This research, conducted by Dr Susan Martin, explores the enduring strategic value of nuclear weapons. In a recent article published in Contemporary Security Policy, Dr Martin argues that only a transformation of the international political system or the emergence of an alternative means of strategic deterrence could strip them of their intrinsic value.

For more information please contact: Dr Susan Martin

Relevant Publications

Academic Articles

Wyn Bowen, Hassan Elbahtimy, Christopher Hobbs and Matthew Moran, Trust in Nuclear Disarmament Verification (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).

Susan B Martin, ‘The Continuing Value of Nuclear Weapons: A Structural Realist Analysis.’ Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 34, # 1 (April 2013), 174-194.


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