What may we learn from Fukushima?

“11th March 2015 marks the fourth anniversary of Fukushima. Frank Boulton’s article, posted on Medact’s former website in April 2011, allows a fresh look at the immediate reaction felt throughout Medact and allied organisations at that time. Although...

Comments on the Trident Commission

At the beginning of last month the ‘independent, cross-party inquiry to examine UK nuclear weapons policy’ – otherwise known  as the Trident Commission, issued its final report. The three co-chairs, each a representative of their party, were Lord Des Browne (Labour),...

Lessons from Cuba, 50 years on

In late October 1962 Cold War Watchers were horrified by the imminent prospect of global annihilation. John Kennedy, the charismatic but mercurial American President, had over 20,000 nuclear warheads under his command; Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Leader, had about...