Monthly Archives: February 2018

Senior Chinese diplomat restates China’s NFU nuclear policy

The Straits Times and other regional papers are reporting the Xinhua news restating China’s commitment to the principle of no-first-use of nuclear weapons, first made in 1964. It was made by Ms Fu Ying, a veteran diplomat and now chairman of … Continue reading

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Hinkley Point C conflict of interest: consultancy firms working for both government and developers

Alex Ralph in The Times reports that consultancy firms working for the government on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station were advising the project’s Chinese investor and its French builder at the same time: KPMG, the professional services group, … Continue reading

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Nuclear Posture Review – ‘a bit of drama?’

 A sequel to the last post on the Nuclear Industries site (Feb.1) Defense One, part of the Atlantic Media Group (mission: to inform, elevate and challenge the national discourse) reports the Defense Department’s comment that the threshold hasn’t changed since … Continue reading

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Will America propose first use of nuclear weapons in response to a disabling cyber attack?

Gideon Rachman chief foreign affairs commentator for the FT writes: “The world has been living with the threat of a nuclear apocalypse since the 1950s. Over the past decade, intelligence experts have increasingly warned about the threat of a catastrophic cyber … Continue reading

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