• Expert Commentary

    The Diplomat: Asia's Nuclear Arena - Hedging and Deterring

    09 March 2016.  Conversation with Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director IISS–US Identify key forces and players impacting Northeast Asia’s nuclear arena. Northeast Asia has seen the emergence of three nuclear-armed states. The USSR first tested an A-bomb in 1949, China in 1964 and North Korea in 2006. Each case was a surprise, and each posed a serious threat to Japan, in particular. Under political science theory, Tokyo thus had a repeated motivation to seek a nuclear...

  • Events

    Adelphi Launch - Asia’s Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    18 February 2016. 

    Press Launch
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS-Americas and Director of the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 18 February 2016, 11am–12pm

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 6: Asia

    09 February 2016.  South China Sea; Northeast Asia; Southeast Asia; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Regional defence spending; Regional defence procurement; Maritime-procurement trends; Aerospace; Expeditionary capabilities
    Australia: Defence economics; Defence spending; Defence procurement; Defence industry; Future budgetary and procurement uncertainties
    China: Security developments; Military services; Second Artillery Force; PLA ground forces; People’s Liberation Army Air Force; People’s Liberation Army Navy; Defence economics; Major acquisitions; Challenges remain; Future technology developments
    India: Reforming India’s defence industries; India’s defence spending; Encouraging domestic private-sector involvement
    Japan: Defence-policy developments

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 2: Japan

    02 February 2016. 

    Unless Japan had serious doubts about the credibility of its alliance with the United States, it is unlikely a nuclear pursuit would be sparked if its security environment were to deteriorate.

  • Adelphi Books


    02 February 2016. 

    The essays of this volume demonstrate that the three Northeast Asian democracies are likely to remain latent nuclear powers for the foreseeable future. Yet, the reasons for their latency vary, owing partially to their individual nuclear histories.

  • Adelphi Books

    Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    02 February 2016. 

    Under what conditions would the democracies in Northeast Asia seek to join the nuclear weapons club? In this Adelphi, Mark Fitzpatrick analyses the past nuclear pursuits and current proliferation drivers of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

  • IISS Voices

    Imran Khan: India and Japan - evolving strategic and economic ties

    15 December 2015.  The deepening bilateral ties between India and Japan are expected to boost two objectives; one is economic, the other strategic, says Imran Khan

  • Expert Commentary

    The Hindu: India, Japan chart Asia’s peaceful rise

    15 December 2015.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy Standing next to him on the banks of the Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi could well have recalled the words of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, uttered a hundred years ago in July 1916, to an audience of young students in Tokyo: “I offer, as did my ancestor rishis, my salutation to that sunrise of the East, which is destined once again to illumine the whole...

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    CBRN: Lessons Learned from Fukushima, Ebola and Syria

    12 November 2015. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2015 Special Session 9
    Chair: Bruno Dupre, Policy Coordinator, CBRN Threat Reduction Programmes, EEAS
    Tatsujiro Suzuki, Director and Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University
    Maurizio Barbeschi, Team Leader, Health and Security Interface, World Health Organisation
    Martin Scott-Tabi, National Focal Point for EU on CBRN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liberia

  • Expert Commentary

    Le Nouvel Observateur: François Heisbourg - "La guerre est mondialisée mais pas mondiale"

    10 October 2015.  Interview with Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy En Syrie, le jeu des alliances et les affrontements de deux camps, l'un conduit par les Américains, l'autre par les Russes, peut-il déboucher sur une Troisième Guerre mondiale ? Non, répond François Heisbourg. Selon le président de l'International Institute for Strategic Studies, notre époque est davantage "un copier-coller" de la guerre de Trente Ans, qui a...

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