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    US Arms Control Policy and Strategic Posture in the Face of a Resurgent Russia

    06 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Elbridge Colby
    Robert M. Gates Fellow, Center for a New American Security
    Arundel House, London
    Monday, 6 October 2014, 11am-12pm

  • Politics and Strategy

    Gary Samore: The Future of the Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    29 September 2014.  Earlier this month I gave a talk at the IISS Global Strategic Review in Oslo, focusing on the status of the P5+1 negotiations with Iran and in particular the prospects for completing a comprehensive agreement by the deadline of November 24. Since then I've spent some days in New York for events around the UN General Assembly opening. My conversations there confirmed my fairly pessimistic prognosis for a November deal, so what...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Forecasting an ‘interim deal-plus’ for the Iran nuclear talks

    12 September 2014.  There is no doubting that both sides want the Iran nuclear talks to produce a deal. Iran wants one that lifts the onerous sanctions that are squeezing its economy and its negotiating partners seek a deal that provides assurances, via both physical cutbacks and tight verification, that Iran will not be able to quickly produce nuclear weapons. Whether each side is willing to accept the compromises that would be necessary...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Chlorine use in Syria underscores that somebody is lying

    11 September 2014.  The 10 September report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirming that chlorine weapons were used systematically in three northern Syrian villages in April was enraging. I also read it with a sense of déjà vu, in that it underscored several of the points that came up in discussions at the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference on 4–5 September. Those points included that, to date, nobody has...

  • IISS Voices

    Matthew Cottee: Next generation arms control challenges

    10 September 2014.   By Matthew Cottee, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme In a packed day and a half, the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference addressed the entire range of current proliferation challenges in Brussels last week. A ‘Next Generation’ event that took place on the periphery of the main conference did that agenda one better, also exploring future challenges far beyond the realm of nuclear dangers. The workshop, which brought together young scholars and...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Deterrence intrudes on EU conference

    09 September 2014.  Security demands of the present have a way of infringing on disarmament aims of the future. On 4–5 September, as the IISS was running the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference, some of the European government officials who wanted to attend instead had to devote their attention to the overlapping NATO summit in Wales. The NATO discussions also intruded directly. The leitmotif of a dinner speech by UN High Representative for...

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force

    05 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014 Special Session 12
    Chair: Pierre-Arnaud Lotton, Chair, EU Council Working Group on Arms Exports (COARM), EEAS
    Eden Charles,  Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the UN
    Sani Adamu, Program Officer, Small Arms Division, ECOWAS Commission
    Jessica Hand, Head, Arms Export Policy Department, Directorate for Defence and International Security, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Reducing the Threat of Dual-Use Bio Technologies and Enhancing BTWC Compliance

    05 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014 Special Session 11
    Chair: Clara Ganslandt, Head of Division, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, EEAS
    Anna Zmorzynska, Researcher, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), Germany
    Elisande Nexon, Research Fellow, FRS
    James Revill, Research Fellow, Harvard Sussex Program, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Deterrence, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

    05 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014 Special Session 10
    Chair: Corentin Brustlein, Research Fellow, Institut Français des Relations Internationales
    Paolo Foradori, Professor, School of International Studies, University of Trento, Italy
    Alexey Arbatov, Member, World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences;
    Scholar in Residence, Non-Proliferation Program, Moscow
    William Alberque, Head, Arms Control and Coordination Section, NATO Headquarters

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Restraining Missile Proliferation

    04 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014 Special Session 6
    Chair: Lukasz Kulesa, Research Director, European Leadership Network
    Niklas Schörnig, Senior Research Fellow, PRIF/HSFK
    Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings India
    Sitki Egeli, Independent analyst, Turkey

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