Responsible Nuclear Sovereignty

Our research seeks to address the key nuclear issues of global governance, responsibility, and non-proliferation.

We assess avenues for reforming and strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and seek to develop new ethical approaches that can contribute to policy debates in the UK and internationally. Through this work and our partnership with the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), we hope to impact on discussions around the UK’s role in multilateral nuclear diplomacy.

Professor Nick Wheeler: Responsible Nuclear Sovereignty


Key people

Professor Nicholas J. Wheeler

Professor Nicholas J. Wheeler

Professor of International Relations

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Nicholas J. Wheeler is Professor of International Relations and former Director of the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation, and Security at the University of Birmingham. 

His publications include (with Ken Booth) The Security Dilemma: Fear, Cooperation, and Trust in World Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International ...

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