Nuclear weapons

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Iran to boost uranium enrichment levels in wake of Israeli attack
Tehran responds as foreign minister accuses Israel of ‘bad gamble’ in targeting Natanz nuclear plant

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

13, Apr, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Iran nuclear deal talks: the key issues on the Vienna negotiating table
As talks resume, Iran and the signatories to the 2015 agreement face a web of sanctions to untangle

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

09, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The Observer view on Boris Johnson's plans to increase nuclear weapons | Observer editorial
As the US and Iran prepare for talks on reviving a crucial deal, the prime minister’s expansionism is reckless and dangerous

Observer editorial

04, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Democrats call for $1bn shift from weapons of mass destruction to 'vaccine of mass prevention'
Exclusive: Investing in Cures Before Missiles Act would stop funding on ballistic missile and help develop a Covid vaccine

Julian Borger in Washington

26, Mar, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Boris Johnson should withdraw this reckless nuclear weapons plan | Letter
Letter: Musicians for Peace and Disarmament chair Tony Lamb and patrons including Peggy Seeger, Ralph McTell and Sir Mark Elder call for a reversal of the proposal to raise the cap on Britain’s nuclear warheads


23, Mar, 2021 @12:55 PM

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Covid-19 has shown humanity how close we are to the edge | Toby Ord
To prevent catastrophe, governments must transform our resilience to climate breakdown, AI and engineered pandemics, says Oxford research fellow in philosophy Toby Ord

Toby Ord

23, Mar, 2021 @11:33 AM

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Biden must punish Putin’s cyber-attacks. But building more nukes only makes things worse
A fear of cyber-attack helps explain, though not excuse, Britain’s ill-considered plan to unilaterally increase its nuclear warhead stockpile

Simon Tisdall

21, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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This is a defence of white elephants, not the realm | Letters
Letters: Richard Norton-Taylor, Fawzi Ibrahim and Margaret Owen on the government’s security, defence and foreign policy review


18, Mar, 2021 @6:05 PM

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China must persuade North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, says Blinken
Secretary of state says China has a ‘critical role’, as North Korea says it will refuse dialogue with ‘hostile’ US

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Mar, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Defence review: UK could use Trident to counter cyber-attack
Change to UK policy of using missiles only in response to nuclear, chemical or biological threats

Dan Sabbagh, Jessica Elgot and Patrick Wintour

16, Mar, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The Guardian view on defence and foreign policy: an old-fashioned look at the future | Editorial
Editorial: A reconsideration of Britain’s place in the world is necessary. But this paper fails to meet the challenges of the 21st century


16, Mar, 2021 @7:10 PM

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Boris Johnson gives China the yellow card and talks up the arsenal | John Crace
Incoherent on the delivery of more nuclear warheads, the PM was also short on detail about ‘Global Britain’

John Crace

16, Mar, 2021 @6:42 PM

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