• Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Who needs an Iran nuclear deal more?

    22 May 2015.  When negotiators in Lausanne on 2 April reached a framework for a comprehensive deal on the Iran nuclear issue, they allowed themselves 89 days to finish up the details before the 30 June deadline. More than half of that time has now passed. But rather than making steady progress in bridging the remaining gaps, the parties seem to be drifting further apart. I may be wrong about this, because the...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the Nuclear Rumour Mill

    20 May 2015.  One of the arguments most often raised against the emerging Iran nuclear deal is that it will prompt a proliferation cascade in the region. For years I have worried that if Iran got too close to being able to produce nuclear weapons it would stimulate a similar effort by Saudi Arabia, which in turn might encourage Egypt and others to follow suit. Seven years ago I put out a strategic...

  • Events

    South Asia’s Emerging Nuclear Postures: Implications for Regional Stability

    20 May 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Adil Sultan
    Visiting Research Fellow South Asia (Strategic Affairs), IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 20 May 2015, 1:00-2:00pm

  • IISS Voices

    Paulina Izewicz: Iran talks and the Congress factor

    15 May 2015. 

  • Survival

    Can Deterrence Ever Be Stable?

    11 May 2015.  Stability has been the holy grail of deterrence strategists since the outset of the US–Soviet nuclear-arms competition. This prize has been elusive because nuclear weapons are not stabilising.

  • IISS Voices

    Matthew Cottee: Third time lucky for a Russia-Myanmar nuclear deal?

    24 April 2015.  By Matthew Cottee, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme Russia recently agreed to provide Myanmar with nuclear technology. This is not the first time such a deal has been attempted; previous Russian efforts to develop nuclear facilities in Myanmar occurred in the early and mid-2000s but failed to materialise. The latest iteration has greater potential, however. The Burmese government has a long-standing interest in nuclear energy, but more importantly, the...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: South Korea nuclear cooperation deal not as simple as 123

    23 April 2015.  After five years of negotiation, the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) concluded a new nuclear-energy cooperation agreement on 22 April. As a non-proliferation wonk, I am pleased that Washington stuck to non-proliferation principles in resisting further expansion of sensitive nuclear technologies. As a Korea hand, (having served my first diplomatic posting in Seoul and fallen in love with the country), I am pleased that the updated agreement...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Five ways the Iran talks will help the NPT RevCon

    13 April 2015.  When states assemble in New York on 27 April for a four-week-long quinquennial review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), there will be ample ground for discord. The recommendations for action that were agreed upon by consensus at the last review conference (RevCon) remain largely unfulfilled. There will be griping aplenty that the five states allowed nuclear weapons under the treaty have made few tangible steps towards disarmament in this...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Steven Pifer: NATO’s deterrence challenge is conventional, not nuclear

    07 April 2015.  [Ed. note: This is an extract from a forum on NATO and Russia in the April–May 2015 issue of Survival. The complete forum, featuring additional contributions by Egon Bahr and Götz Neuneck, Lukasz Kulesa and Mikhail Troitskiy, along with a reply from Matthew Kroenig, can be found here.] In the February–March 2015 issue of Survival, Matthew Kroenig argues that NATO faces a resurgent Russia that could threaten Alliance members, and offers...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Iran nuclear framework is a win for all sides

    03 April 2015.  The framework for an Iran nuclear deal that negotiators reached on 2 April is a win for all involved, not just for the eight parties involved, but for the region and the world as a whole. If the details can be fleshed out by the 30 June deadline and opponents in Washington and Tehran do not derail diplomacy, the resulting agreement will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons for at...

Welcome to the IISS’ new search feature: here you will find content from the Institute on the topic/region selected. Click ‘advanced search options’ to filter by content type, date, related topics and/or experts.

To see your previous purchases and favourites, log-in to My IISS.