Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

The core concerns around which the IISS was founded in 1958, nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament remain important more than 20 years after the Cold War's end. This programme also covers chemical and biological weapons, ballistic missiles and radiological terrorism.

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Tweet by Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) on Mark Fitzpatrick at the 2013 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference. 


North Korea's third nuclear test

Its recent willingness to proceed with a new nuclear test, despite strong international warnings, shows Kim Jong-un's North Korea still puts its military first, says IISS Director of Non-proliferation Mark Fitzpatrick.

Nukes not key to UK’s global standing

Four eminent former UK statesmen told a panel on the foreign-policy angles of Britain’s Trident replacement debate that economic weight and conventional power matter more.

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