• Events

    Conventional Arms Transfer Policy: Advancing American national security through security cooperation

    23 April 2014. 

    IISS-US Policy Makers Series
    Gregory Kausner, 
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Security and Arms Transfers,
    US Department of State
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 23 April 2014, 10-11am EDT/ 3-4pm BST

  • Strategic Comments

    Elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons stalls

    16 April 2014. 

    Important progress has been made towards the elimination of Syria's chemicals-weapons programme. But the process relies on the goodwill of Damascus, which has fallen behind on its targets for the removal of chemicals.

  • Adelphi Books

    Overcoming Pakistan's Nuclear Dangers

    26 March 2014. 

    Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal – the fastest growing in the world – raises
    concerns on many grounds.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Five: The potential for onward proliferation and for nuclear accidents

    21 March 2014. 

    A comprehensive analysis of the potential dangers associated with Pakistan’s nuclear programme would not be complete without examining two other risk factors. This chapter addresses two important questions: can A.Q. Khan’s transfers of nuclear-weapons technology a decade ago truly be consigned to the pages of history? And are Pakistan’s nuclear facilities safe?

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Four: The potential for nuclear terrorism

    21 March 2014. 

    There is no doubting the potential for nuclear terrorism in Pakistan. Given the large number of radicalised groups, their ruthlessness and brazenness in attacking military targets and the growing size of the nuclear-weapons establishment, the potential intersection of these trends is clear.

  • Adelphi Books

    Conclusion

    21 March 2014. 

    What began as a civilian nuclear programme in Pakistan in the mid-1950s took on a military dimension even before suspicions were confirmed that India was on a nuclear-weapons path.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Two: The potential for nuclear use

    21 March 2014. 

    If the global taboo on nuclear use that has prevailed since 1945 is ever broken, a common view among foreign-policy commentators is that it will happen in South Asia.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction

    21 March 2014. 

    Nuclear specialists are often asked which country presents the greatest source of concern.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: The potential for a nuclear arms race

    21 March 2014. 

    Although the potential for nuclear terrorism garners more media attention, the nuclear-arms competition in South Asia is of greater concern.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter One: Pakistan’s nuclear programme

    21 March 2014. 

    In the past few years, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and strategy have undergone dramatic changes. The first generation of the arsenal consisted of a small number of free-fall weapons based on highly enriched uranium (HEU).

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