Coalition for Peace Through Security

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Group.png Coalition for Peace Through Security  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
FormationSeptember 1981
Founder• Edward Leigh
• Julian Lewis
HeadquartersWhitehall, London, UK
Interestsnuclear weapons, nuclear disarmament
A spooky UK front group to try to oppose CND.

Not to be confused with the earlier US front group from the MICC, the Coalition for Peace Through Strength

The Coalition for Peace Through Security was a spooky front group for the UK deep state keen to try to oppose the growing support for nuclear disarmament. Its name may have been derived from the Coalition for Peace Through Strength, a similar US group was started in 1978 by the American Security Council.[1]


The group was founded by Edward Leigh and Julian Lewis (both members of The 61 & Le Cercle). Other staff included Tony Kerpel and, for its first year only, Francis Holihan. It was featured in Lobster#3, which stated that the group worked closely with the Institute for the Study of Conflict, the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Centre for Policy Studies.[2]


The group was set up to try to oppose CND. It was endorsed by UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher] and rented its Whitehall offices from Jeffrey Archer.[2]


The group was active in the early to mid 1980s.


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Julian LewisResearch Director19811985