With a decision on the replacement of Trident due early this year, and anti-nuclear politicians rising to prominence, there’s been a flurry of interesting articles exploring the issue in more depth.
Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting analysis published in recent weeks:
- The video above is an interview with Retired British Naval commander Rob Green. He speaks to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons about why he feels nuclear weapons undermine rather than enhance a nation’s security.
- The Independent’s David Connet looks at how effective Trident’s replacement would be from a technology perspective.
- Andy Stirling & Phil Johnstone write for The Ecologist about the links between nuclear weapons and the nuclear power industry.
- Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s Kate Hudson writes in the Morning Star about why she feels that ‘ending Trident is within our grasp.’
- At the other end of the political spectrum, the Daily Mail’s Peter Hitchens gives his view on why ‘the bearded pacifists are right: Trident is a waste of money.‘
- This 15 minute interview with Shuntaro Hida (a survivor of the Hiroshima nuclear attack) provides a moving personal perspective.
- And the first half of the podcast below from Birmingham’s Political Worldview explores the issue from different perspectives.