• Expert Commentary

    Direct Talk: Preventing nuclear proliferation

    28 March 2017.  Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS-Americas, discusses nuclear dangers in East Asia.

  • IISS Voices

    UN talks on nuclear ban treaty get started

    27 March 2017.  Get up to speed on the proposed nuclear ban treaty with analysis from IISS experts. Despite little media attention, prospects for a treaty look better this time. But is a ban the best way to bring about a world without nuclear weapons?

  • Politics and Strategy

    Freezing North Korea’s nuclear quest

    17 March 2017.  Every effort should be made to stop the surge in North Korea's missile capabilities, according to Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • Events

    India's nuclear doctrine and nuclear diplomacy

    16 March 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ambassador Rakesh Sood, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation; Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India for Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues; Former Ambassador of India to the Conference on Disarmament
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 16 March 2017, 1–2pm GMT

  • Expert Commentary

    The real problem with a Nuclear Ban Treaty

    15 March 2017.  A world without nuclear weapons is a noble long-term goal and one hesitates to get in the way of those trying to reach it, says Matthew Harries. However, he argues, it is best to be blunt – a Nuclear Ban Treaty will not reduce the role of nuclear weapons in the international system.

  • IISS Voices

    North Korea deploys VX as weapon of mass destruction and panic

    15 March 2017.  Why would North Korea choose to use VX, a banned nerve agent, to assassinate Kim Jong-nam? Here, Emily Werk puts this provocative operation into context, suggesting that the weapon has two important attributes: its highly lethal nature and a fearsome reputation.

  • Expert Commentary

    Nuclear weapons: the risks ahead

    08 March 2017.  Mark Fitzpatrick assesses North Korea's nuclear threat – and whether Pakistan's nuclear arsenal could fall into the hands of terrorists.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Don’t apply new Iran sanctions before prioritising the problems

    28 February 2017.  Concerned states should prioritise their objectives when considering further sanctions against Iran, Mark Fitzpatrick advises.

  • Politics and Strategy

    North Korean missile test: Don’t go ballistic

    13 February 2017.  Although North Korea’s latest missile test appears significant in technological terms, it did not cross President Donald Trump’s tweeted red line. Trump’s response suggests a willingness to deliberate when the policy options are dismal.

  • Politics and Strategy

    The missile threat to the Iran nuclear deal

    03 February 2017.  Iran's provocative missile test, and the United States' reaction, may have put the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in serious danger.

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