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Chalmers, Hugh

Works: 15 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 217 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JZ5645, 327.174
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hugh Chalmers
The Global Partnership against WMD : success and shortcomings of G8 threat reduction since 9/11 by Alan Heyes( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 9/11 terrorist attacks prompted a new urgency in efforts to deal with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear proliferation. The potential acquisition and use by terrorist groups of such weaponry was suddenly a much increased threat. The G8 Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction subsequently encouraged some twenty-two countries and the European Union to pledge up to $20 billion to address this challenge. The creation of the Global Partnership was the first time so many countries agreed to collaborate on a range of non-proliferation, security and nuclear safety programmes, as well as commit such an amount of resources to them. Based on extensive primary research, this Whitehall Paper assesses the success and shortcomings to date of the Global Partnership, and suggests how the mechanism can be bolstered and taken forward
A problem deferred? : NATO's non-strategic nuclear weapons after Chicago by Henrik Heidenkamp( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The completion of NATO's Deterrence and Defense Posture Review (DDPR) has provided some relief to intra-Alliance tensions at a crucial time. In recent years, cohesion among Allies has been strained by increasing pressure for fiscal austerity, diverging threat perceptions, increasingly aggressive rhetoric from Russia, and an advancing Iranian nuclear program in NATO's backyard. On the divisive issue of NATO non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe, the DDPR unanimously concluded that NATO's nuclear status quo meets the criteria for an effective deterrence and defense posture. However, it also committed the Alliance to seek further reductions in US non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe in the context of reciprocal steps from Russia. The six authors of the papers in this volume draw upon their unique perspectives from within key member states, Alliance structures and Russia to examine the outcomes of the review process
Salesmanship by Hugh Chalmers( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bang behind the buck : replacing the UK's nuclear warheads by Hugh Chalmers( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the United Kingdom's nuclear submarines begin to approach the end of their service life, the warheads that arm them may last long into the future. Successive governments have been happy to reassure the public of their reliability, and have left politically and financially difficult decisions over their future to subsequent parliaments. Drawing upon what open sources are available on the UK's nuclear arsenal, this paper outlines its composition and status and describes how it might ultimately be replaced or renewed. It finds that a limited understanding of warhead ageing makes it is extremely hard to quantify the confidence that can be held in any assessment of a warhead's longevity, and in the absence of a clearly fatal flaw, the arsenal will depend more upon external rather than internal factors
Relocation, relocation, relocation : could the UK's nuclear force be moved after Scottish independence? by Hugh Chalmers( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Scottish vote for independence would present a significant challenge to the rest of the UK's nuclear forces, which currently rely upon Scottish bases for operational support. The various challenges of relocation would probably trigger a wider national discussion in the rUK on whether or not the strategic benefits of retaining nuclear weapons exceeded the costs involved. This paper argues that while the technical and financial challenges presented by Scottish independence would influence this discussion, they would not be severe enough to dictate it
"Wings for Victory" Week A Pictorial Contribution to St. Andrews "Relic of St. Rule" by Hugh Chalmers by Hugh Chalmers( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The future of the UK's co-operative nuclear relationships by Hugh Chalmers( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The UK's longstanding co-operative nuclear relationship with the US has enabled it to contain some of the costs of maintaining an independent nuclear force. Several important decisions on the future of this force are due to be taken soon, both on plans for a new generation of missile submarine, and on the possible replacement of the UK's nuclear warhead. Historical experience suggests that such junctions in the UK's nuclear evolution can be an opportunity to realise further cost savings by expanding the UK's co-operative nuclear relationships. This paper argues, however, that significant expansion of the UK's nuclear relationships is now unlikely. The government's commitment to maintain a credibly independent force (one that could, hypothetically, operate without foreign assistance for an extended period of time) limits the extent to which it can further increase technical dependence on the US or France. The commitment of the UK, US and France to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty limits options in relation to sharing of nuclear warheads. The uniquely constrained shape of the UK nuclear force, with only one warhead type on one delivery system, further reduces the options for cost-saving collaboration
Verification implications of the 2010 NPT review by Dave Cliff( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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