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

18 November 2014

Iran’s foreign minister has said that “excessive demands” by the west could torpedo the chances of a deal being reached over the future of the Iranian nuclear programme at negotiations in Vienna.

Speaking to journalists on...

Parliamentary Records

Paul Flynn MP: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantity of (a) enriched uranium and (b) tritium has been sent by the US to the UK under the provisions of the 1959 amendment to the 1958 US-UK Mutual Defense...


19 November 2014

Read about the parliamentary petition ('Early Day Motion') urging the UK to attend the Vienna conference in December, and a debate about the Mutual Defence Agreement (MDA) in this summary of parliamentary activity around nuclear weapons...

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