The Third Nuclear Age

The Project

Towards a Third Nuclear Age: Strategic Conventional Weapons and the Next Revolution in the Global Nuclear Order (NUCLEARREV).

This project began life with a focus on Strategic Non Nuclear Weapons (SNNW) and associated technologies. But while the impact of SNNW undoubtedly requires a rethink of the global nuclear order, the project has developed to look at the broader geopolitical and normative structures with which technological change is taking place.  Consequently, the project has evolved as it seeks to chart and conceptualise what appears to be a paradigmatic shift in nuclear studies and the new Third Nuclear Age in which we are living.

This project is funded by the European Research Council, and will run between August 2020 and July 2025.