Event

The nuclear threat in modern security policy

"A-day" first atom bomb explosion, Bikini, Marshall Islands. Photo: Unsplash

Date: August 23, 2021
Aug232021

Time: 13:00-14.10

Location: Digital

Start date: August 23, 2021

Institution: Folk och Försvar (People and Defense)

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.  

Programme

13:00 Introduction

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