Matthew Cottee

Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy



  • Non-proliferation, nuclear security, nuclear energy
  • Asia, Europe and US
  • Nuclear policy and strategy; sanctions; energy and geopolitics

Languages: English

Summary: Dr Matthew Cottee is a Research Associate in the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme at the IISS, where he manages several projects broadly addressing nuclear and strategic issues, primarily in Asia. These include nuclear energy exports and fuel cycle policies, DPRK sanctions implementation, and organisation of the annual EU Non-Proliferation Consortium’s Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference.


  • 2013–2014: Research Associate, King’s College London
  • 2011–2013: Research Assistant, King’s College London
  • 2011: Visiting Fellow, Institutt For Forsvarsstudier (IFS), Oslo, Norway

Selected Publications:

  • Improving the security of all nuclear materials: Legal, political, and institutional options to advance international oversight, September 2016 (with Mark Fitzpatrick, Elena Sokova, Miles Pomper, Laura Rockwood and Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress)
  • ‘Russia's Nuclear Ambitions in the Middle East’, Foreign Affairs, 20 May 2016 (with Hassan Elbahtimy)
  • ‘China takes strides in aim to lead world in nuclear power’, Financial Times, 15 April 2015

About the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme:

The Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme supports international efforts to strengthen the non-proliferation regime and deal with the most dangerous regional proliferation threats. It also focuses on disarmament issues and efforts to mitigate nuclear dangers.

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