Joe Biden will have to make critical decisions on arms control in his first days in the White House that could determine whether a new nuclear arms race can be averted, and possibly reversed. When the new president takes the oath of office on 20 January, there will be 16 days left before the 2010 New Start treaty with Russia expires, and with it the last binding limit on the world’s two biggest nuclear arsenals left standing in the wake of the Trump era. At the same time, there will be urgent pressure on the incoming administration to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which has been unraveling at an accelerating speed since Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018.
Guardian 11th Jan 2021 read more »
A consortium of private firms has been awarded a Ministry of Defence contract to train the Royal Navy at Faslane nuclear base prompting concern among politicians.
Sunday Post 11th Jan 2021 read more »