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Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

Non-proliferation and nuclear policy have always been core to IISS research. Chemical and biological weapons, ballistic missiles and radiological terrorism are also covered by this respected programme.

Expert: Mark Fitzpatrick

Director, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme



Non-proliferation and nuclear policy

Gulf Security after 2020

When UN Security Council Resolution 2231 – associated with the Iran nuclear deal – came into effect in late 2015, it included a clause preventing states from transferring conventional arms to Iran for five years. But what weapons would Iran buy, and how would they shape its military capabilities? A high-level group of experts examines the future of Gulf security after the moratorium on arms purchases expires.

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The Iran Accord One Year On: Robert Einhorn

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Third Plenary Session
    Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The Impact of Technological Change on Security and Non-Proliferation: Andrew Futter

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Andrew Futter, Associate Professor, International Politics, University of Leicester

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The Impact of Technological Change on Security and Non-Proliferation: Q&A

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Chair: Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO
    Anja Kaspersen, Head, Strategic Engagement and New Technologies, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    Christopher Daase, Deputy Director, PRIF/HSFK
    Andrew Futter, Associate Professor, International Politics, University of Leicester

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The Impact of Technological Change on Security and Non-Proliferation: Christopher Daase

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Christopher Daase, Deputy Director, PRIF/HSFK

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Introduction and Keynote Address

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016
    Keynote Speech and Introductory Remarks
    Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament, EEAS
    Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (via video)
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme, IISS; Executive Director, IISS–Americas; Co-Founder, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
    Kim Won-soo, Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, UN

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Evening Keynote: Lassina Zerbo

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Evening Keynote Address
    Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, CTBTO

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Disarmament and Deterrence - Bridging the Divide

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 First Plenary Session
    Chair: Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament, EEAS
    Thomas Countryman, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security and Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, US Department of State
    Hellmut Lagos, Alternate Representative of Chile to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva; Head of Delegation in the OEWG on Nuclear Disarmament
    Sergey Rogov, Academic Director, Institute for US and Canada Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISKRAN)
    Bruno Tertrais, Senior Research Fellow, FRS

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Disarmament and Deterrence - Bridging the Divide: Sergey Rogov

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 First Plenary Session
    Sergey Rogov, Academic Director, Institute for US and Canada Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISKRAN)

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Disarmament and Deterrence - Bridging the Divide: Q&A

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 First Plenary Session Q&A
    Chair: Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament, EEAS
    Thomas Countryman, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security and Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, US Department of State
    Hellmut Lagos, Alternate Representative of Chile to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva; Head of Delegation in the OEWG on Nuclear Disarmament
    Sergey Rogov, Academic Director, Institute for US and Canada Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISKRAN)
    Bruno Tertrais, Senior Research Fellow, FRS

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Disarmament and Deterrence - Bridging the Divide: Jacek Bylica

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 First Plenary Session

Survival Seminar

Nuclear Weapons and the Scottish Independence Debate

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.

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Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers

Under what conditions would the democracies in Northeast Asia seek to join the nuclear weapons club?