Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

Event

Are Nuclear Weapons Still Fit for Purpose?

Carrington Series Discussion

Thursday 25 July 2013 09:00 to 11:00 BST

Location

Chatham House, London

Participants

Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies, King's College London
Ward Wilson, Senior Fellow and Director of the Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project, BASIC
Chair: Bridget Kendall, Diplomatic Correspondent, BBC


Type: Research and other events

This discussion will explore the changing role of nuclear weapons in the post-Cold War security environment. The panel will raise questions about the effectiveness and targets of nuclear deterrence as well as the historical impact of nuclear weapons on international affairs and the role they play in countries’ grand strategies. The debate will include 10-minute opening remarks by each speaker and a 5-minute rebuttal, followed by an hour for audience question and answer.

The Carrington Series is a Chatham House initiative to explore new concepts of deterrence.

For more information, please contact the International Security department

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Resources:

Audio (MP3) Event Speech: Are Nuclear Weapons Still Fit for Purpose? (Click to download)

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Filesize: 40.51 MB, Length: 58:55

Audio (MP3) Q&A Recording (Click to download)

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Filesize: 44.52 MB, Length: 64:45

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