The nuclear threat in modern security policy
Date: August 23, 2021
Due to the security situation throughout the world, nuclear weapons have once again come into focus for international debate and discussion. The major nuclear-weapon states are modernising their arsenals and many of the agreements, rules and norms established for nuclear weapons are not being followed. One of the main examples of this development is the INF-treaty between the United States and Russia.
To highlight the threat from nuclear weapons, the Swedish association People and Defence is arranging a seminar to discuss the nuclear issue in a regional context. What are the future prospects for global disarmament and arms control? What does the threat picture look like from nuclear weapons in our immediate area? What implications does the nuclear threat have for Swedish defence and security? These and other issues will be discussed at the seminar.
Zebulon Carlander, Program Manager Security Policy, People and Defence
13:05 Global nuclear disarmament and arms control
Ulrika Möller, senior lecturer, University of Gothenburg
13:25 The nuclear powers’ nuclear doctrines
Kjell Engelbrekt, professor, Swedish Defence College
13:50 Nuclear weapons and international law
Linda Borgheden, international law adviser, Swedish Red Cross
14:10 The seminar ends