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David Lowry is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Resource and Security Studies, Cambridge, Mass, USA.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Chilcot: the Kamel that broke Straw’s back

Who should have scrutinized government assertions on Iraqi WMD with greater commitment, demanding evidence? Other MPs? The BBC?

The new challenge for the UK's nuclear debate

As Osborne doubles nuclear research support for small modular reactors in the UK, has he ignored the new, multiple terror risks this brings in its wake?

A moron speaks...

According to a former adviser to Tony Blair, MPs who nominated Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership are "morons". What does one of them have to say about a leading Corbyn policy, nuclear disarmament?

Rifkind: good riddance

Malcolm Rifkind has faced public rage this week. He deserves every decibel of it.

Do HSBC's claims to Parliamentary committees still stack up?

Past statements from HSBC executives, including in evidence to parliamentary committees, make for interesting reading in the light of recent revelations.

The world’s only pro-proliferation treaty

Why is the government planning to ratify a treaty which appears to breach the requirements of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons treaty?

Is Britain really so against chemical weapons?

Does the West have any moral right to interfere with the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons when they facilitated the manufacture of them?

Labour's nuclear disarmament opportunity in blast from the past

The latest indecision on the renewal of Trident places a further rift in the Coalition's relationship and poses an opportunity for Labour to form a nuclear disarmament plan. Could this cause a shift in Labour's struggling popularity?

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