In light of the American and Russian withdrawals from the landmark 1987 INF Treaty, this event discusses the implications for European security, transatlantic relations, and nuclear disarmament.
The 1987 INF Treaty brought an end to the 'Euromissile Crisis', which saw the UK deploy Cruise missiles amidst unprecedented public opposition (most notably at Greenham Common). The end of the INF Treaty raises the question of whether such nuclear weapons would need to return to UK soil, an issue which is of significant interest to the British public.
This event also marked the launch of a new online resource, supported by the LSE KEI Fund, on the Euromissile Crisis and the 'new Cold War' of the 1980s, based on collections held at LSE Library and incorporating LSE research from several departments and centres.
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Event recorded 21 November 2019.
Luc-André Brunet is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century History at The Open University and Co-Director of the Peace and Security Project at LSE IDEAS.
Sam Dudin joined the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in February 2019 as their UK Nuclear Policy Research Fellow. His portfolio includes leading on UK PONI (Project on Nuclear Issues), the Trilateral Nuclear Dialogues, deterrence and UK nuclear weapons policy issues.
Kate Hudson is General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). She has held that post since September 2010, having previously been Chair of the campaign since 2003. She is a leading anti-nuclear and anti-war campaigner nationally and internationally. She is also author of ‘CND at 60: Britain’s Most Enduring Mass Movement’. Her Twitter handle is @kate4peace2019.
Aaron McKeil is a Course Tutor on the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy programme at LSE IDEAS. He gained his PhD in International Relations from the LSE.
Event hashtags: #LSEINF
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