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SIPRI hosts workshop on space–nuclear nexus

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On 16–17 January 2024, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) organized an in-person workshop entitled ‘Unpacking Risks at the Space–Nuclear Nexus’. The SIPRI Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme (WMD) hosted the workshop, which brought together experts and policymakers from the space and nuclear communities to discuss the relationship between the two domains.

The workshop, part of an ongoing research project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, facilitated discussions on how misunderstandings and misperceptions linked to developments in space can potentially contribute to risk of escalation. Using expert-led discussions, the event underscored the need for continued dialogue on interactions across these and other domains, including dialogue on implications of advancements in space technologies for global security.

About the SIPRI Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme

SIPRI’s WMD Programme seeks to contribute to the understanding of trends and developments pertaining to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. It considers the related implications for an increasingly complex security landscape and seeks to identify approaches to address the risks and challenges WMD pose. 

Click here to read more about the SIPRI WMD Programme.