Arms control

Exploring control and regulation of nuclear and chemical weapons, as well as small scale arms via the Arms Trade Treaty, and examining the future of warfare.

Research examines how arms control interacts with the defence industry, global development goals, international law and nuclear weapons non-proliferation agreements (such as the Iran Nuclear Deal), and looks at the issues through the prism of human security.

Continual advances in artificial intelligence (AI), unmanned and autonomous systems, robotics and data processing have the potential to rapidly change how warfare is conducted.

Although the use of chemical weapons and chemical attacks are illegal - prohibited by the 1925 Geneva Protocol and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) - recent events in Syria led to renewed calls for a tough international response in order to prevent their use.