27 September 2016.
If arms control is to have a future, it may need to prioritise unilateral measures.
26 September 2016.
Are Pyongyang and Tehran collaborating on ballistic-missile development? Michael Elleman, IISS Consulting Senior Fellow for Missile Defence, looks at the science behind recent speculation, offering a detailed analysis of the missile designs employed by each country to ascertain whether such collaboration is indeed taking place.
21 September 2016.
All sensitive nuclear materials must be protected to the highest standards, irrespective of origin or purpose, argues Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas, and co-author of a new report on this subject. Efforts to regulate the security of nuclear materials currently focus on the small proportion that are in the civilian sector, whereas the vast bulk are in fact in the non-civilian sector. The report demonstrates why strengthening the security of...
12 September 2016.
Following the 15 July coup attempt, the American nuclear weapons in Turkey may now be the first of those stationed on NATO territory to be withdrawn.
09 September 2016.
Even though North Korea’s latest nuclear test was widely forecast to happen, there is no clear indication of what the international response will, or could, comprise. As Matthew Cottee explains, the US has promised ‘serious consequences’ and South Korean President Park Geun-hye has referred to Kim Jong-un’s ‘maniacal recklessness’ as a step towards self-destruction, but there are few indications of how these condemnations will translate into substantive policy.
Politics and Strategy
29 July 2016.
Of the five NATO allies that still host United States nuclear weapons, I used to think that Turkey would be the last to see them removed. Unlike in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and (less so) Italy, there has been very little domestic opposition to the nuclear weapons in Turkey. In the aftermath of the 15 July failed coup, I now expect they will be the first to go.
There have been sound...
27 July 2016.
HE Néstor Osorio Londoño, Colombia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Dr Samir Puri, Lecturer, King's College London; author of upcoming Adelphi book Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups
Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
Gwen Burnyeat, Wolfson Scholar, PhD Student, University College London
Arundel House, London
Wednesday 27 July 2016, 12–1.30PM BST
20 July 2016.
Seok-soo Lee, Director-General, Research Institute for National Security Affairs, Korea National Defense University
Kongdan (Katy) Oh, Senior Asia Specialist, Institute for Defense Analyses
IISS–Americas, Washington DC
Wednesday 20 July 2016, 10–11.00AM EDT
15 July 2016.
India and Pakistan are both seeking to become members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Although some nations are in favour of admitting India alone, such a move could undermine the grouping's credibility and have a destabilising effect on South Asia, as Waseem Qutab explains.
Politics and Strategy
28 June 2016.
At a roundtable at the CATO Institute on 20 June, I was asked to speak on the subject of ‘The advisability of using proliferation to combat proliferation in Northeast Asia’. The host, Doug Bandow, has written in favour of the proposition and knew that I would speak in opposition. He got what he asked for. I hope, however, that my participation in this event did not help legitimise a terrible...