Assuring destruction forever: 2014 edition

This updated study explores the ongoing and planned nuclear weapon modernization programmes in China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

ADF-2014-coverAs of April 2014, the nuclear-armed states are estimated to possess approximately 17,300 nuclear weapons. All of them have plans to modernize—upgrade and/or extend the lives of—their nuclear weapons. In Assuring destruction forever: 2014 edition, non-governmental researchers and analysts provide information on each country’s modernization plans. There are eight country chapters followed by three “thematic” chapters that address issues of international law, divestment, and civil society. The country chapters are chock full of detailed information about nuclear weapon programmes and policies while the thematic chapters analyze these policies in a broader context.

Edited by Ray Acheson • Published by Reaching Critical Will, a project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Full report
Introduction Ray Acheson
China Hui Zhang
France Hans Kristensen
India M.V. Ramana
Israel Merav Datan
Pakistan Zia Mian
Russian Federation Pavel Podvig
United Kingdom John Ainslie
United States Ray Acheson, Mia Gandenberger, Andrew Lichterman, Greg Mello
International law John Burroughs
Divestment Susi Snyder
Civil society Ray Acheson
About the authors

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