• Events

    After the Iran Nuclear Deal

    29 July 2015. 

    Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security
    Wednesday 29 July 2015, 12:30pm

  • Survival

    Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the Nuclear Rumour Mill

    22 July 2015.  Saudi Arabia cannot get nuclear weapons off a Pakistani shelf.

  • Strategic Comments

    Iran’s nuclear agreement: the terms

    21 July 2015. 

    If faithfully implemented, the agreement reached on 14 July will put off the threat of a nuclear weapon for 15 years, and remove Iran from its economic and political isolation.

  • Expert Commentary

    Russia Today: The Iran Deal and the Price of Oil

    21 July 2015.  Interview with Pierre Noel, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security Pierre Noel, Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies comments on outcomes of the Iran deal for the global oil market Watch on Russia Today YouTube Channel

  • Expert Commentary

    APPG Briefing: A worthwhile Iran deal

    16 July 2015.  Remarks on the recent Iran nuclear deal to the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Security and Non-Proliferation on 15 July

  • Expert Commentary

    Prospect: The good, the bad and the ugly in the Iran nuclear deal

    15 July 2015.  By Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme The agreement reached in Vienna on 14th July is not a great deal for either Iran or the world powers with whom it was negotiating. But it is good enough and far better than the alternative of the status quo ante. Less than two years ago, Iran was locked in an increasingly worrisome confrontation with the Western nations, adding more centrifuges as they added...

  • Events

    Assessing the (Presumptive) Iran Nuclear Deal

    10 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mark Fitzpatrick
    Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 10 July 2015, 1-2pm

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Verifying an Iran nuclear deal

    25 June 2015.  Discussions in Vienna this week confirmed for me two things concerning verification of Iran’s nuclear programme by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Firstly, no deal can be acceptable that would preclude the agency’s future access to military sites or nuclear scientists. Demands by the Iranian parliament, the Supreme Leader and Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commanders to prohibit such access must be rejected. Secondly, Iranian failure to account fully for...

  • Expert Commentary

    Tehran Times: Iran, major powers will agree on comprehensive deal this summer

    22 June 2015.  Interview with Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the non-proliferation program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), believes that Iran and the major powers will agree on a “comprehensive” nuclear deal this summer because “both sides have made significant compromises”.  “I believe that a comprehensive agreement will be reached this summer, although probably not by the 30 June deadline. Both sides have made significant compromises,” Fitzpatrick...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Limiting Iran’s nuclear R&D

    19 June 2015.  Among the several reasons I was pleasantly surprised by the 2 April Lausanne accord was that Iran agreed not to use anything other than first-generation centrifuges to enrich uranium for ten years. The IR-1 is the Model T of the centrifuge industry – clunky, slow and prone to break-down. Given its limited efficiency, keeping Iran’s programme restricted for now to the IR-1 is a significant confidence-building measure. Not long ago...

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