The Acronym Institute conducts research, participates in meetings, analyses developments, and disseminates ideas and information on peace, disarmament and human security in all their aspects. Our primary purpose is to facilitate the fuller and better-informed participation of civil society and nations in developing and implementing effective measures to demilitarize relations between states and peoples, promote human security and protect the environment.

News and Views

21 October 2014

A joint statement on nuclear disarmament was delivered at a U.N. General Assembly committee meeting Monday, drawing support from more than 150 countries including Japan, the broadest international backing among the five similar documents issued...

Parliamentary Records

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2014, Official Report, column 222W, on the Atomic Weapons Establishment, what the conclusions and recommendations are of the...

Publications

20 October 2014

On 16th October, the British government finally published the amendments made to the 1958 US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement (MDA) prior to its updating and renewal in the summer of 2014.

The MDA was first adopted by...

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