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Director, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme
More than 300 experts gathered in Brussels on 11-12 November to discuss the spread of nuclear and other dangerous weapons.
18 May 2016.
The fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC marked the culmination of a seven-year process of improving the security of nuclear and radioactive materials that terrorists might seek to target or acquire. While progress was made in enlisting some governments to take voluntary measures, additional work is needed to engage more parties and secure more materials. It will probably take another bold initiative from the next US administration to set this in motion.
04 May 2016.
Dr Andrew Scobell, Senior Political Scientist, RAND
Arundel House, London
Wednesday 4 May 2016, 12.30–1.30pm BST
19 April 2016.
IISS–Americas New York Discussion
Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia and President of the Asia Society Policy Institute
The Princeton Club of New York
Tuesday 19 April 2016, 6–7.30pm EDT
08 March 2016.
Having generated most of its electricity from coal-fired plants, China is aggressively seeking to reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions and move towards energy self-sufficiency. It may in fact be on a trajectory to become a major player in a global nuclear-power market traditionally dominated by the West.
04 March 2016.
Debates about the utility of THAAD for South Korean defence have rumbled on for some time, but the recent passing of UN Resolution 2270 provided the issue with increased exposure and a sense of inevitability
25 February 2016.
At an IISS–Americas event jointly organised and hosted by the US–UAE Business Council on 24 February, I argued that the economic benefits to Iran from the accord over its nuclear programme will, over time, make it a less hostile nation.
As I have previously written, the desire for sanctions relief as soon as possible incentivised Iran to carry out its initial requirements under the nuclear deal, termed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of...
18 February 2016.
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
10 February 2016.
Although Pyongyang must be punished for violating its UN obligations, it should be borne in mind that the Unha satellite launcher used on 7 February will not play a significant role in advancing North Korea’s long-range ballistic-missile programme, writes Michael Elleman.
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.
19 January 2016.
Dr Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research, The Belfer Center at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Arundel House, London
Tuesday 19 January 2016, 12.30-1.30pm
A nuclear-weapon system designed to guarantee the UK’s survival could hasten its political demise, argues William Walker in the August-September 2015 issue of Survival.
Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal – the fastest growing in the world – raises concerns on many grounds.
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