Is the disarmament regime undermined by nuclear modernisation programmes?
9 January 2019
The International Relations Committee takes evidence on the modernisation plans of nuclear weapon states and what effects they could have on the current non-proliferation and disarmament regime.
- Parliament TV: Nuclear Non-Proliferation and nuclear disarmament
- Inquiry: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and nuclear disarmament
- International Relations Committee
Wednesday 9 January in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
- Mr Tom Plant, Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Royal United Services Institute
- Is the existence and development of nuclear weapons playing a role in the recent increase in geopolitical tensions?
- What are the current nuclear modernisations plans of the nuclear weapon states?
- To what extent do the UK's modernisation plans differ from those of the larger nuclear powers, namely Russia and the United States?
- To what extent are nuclear weapon states accounting for new technologies, such as cyber, in their modernisation plans?
- How are the deterrence requirements of nuclear weapons states changing and what impact might this have on modernisation plans and on progress towards disarmament?
- Are nuclear weapon modernisation plans undermining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the wider disarmament regime? If so, how?
- Are there any changes the UK could make to its nuclear policies, including towards nuclear modernisation, that would make it a more responsible nuclear power?