Rebecca Cousins is Program Director for BASIC in Washington D.C., before which she was a career diplomat with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She was recently awarded an MBE for her role in the UK's consular in-country response to the 2011 Japan earthquake and subsequent Fukushima nuclear incident.
Rebecca's column on openSecurity explores perspectives on nuclear weapons policy and disarmament.
Syria: lessons for the nuclear debate
The use of chemical weapons in Damascus should, at the very least, give us pause to reflect on the principles...
Raising our sights in Syria
Neither ending the bloodshed nor preventing the further use of weapons of mass destruction in Syria is served by...
Looking beyond the US-Russia stalemate
The cancellation of Obama's September meeting with Putin has led some observers to predict doom for the arms control...
Fighting a prevailing Cold War mentality
Next week is the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Climbing down the nuclear ladder...
The British Trident debate: an opportunity for progress?
The nuclear weapons debate in the UK has been steadily diversifying and maturing, but thus far has remained an...