• EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Video welcome: Federica Mogherini

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016
    Introduction and Keynote Address
    Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (via video)

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Mark Fitzpatrick

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016
    Introduction and Keynote Address
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme, IISS; Executive Director, IISS–Americas; Co-Founder, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Disarmament and Deterrence - Bridging the Divide: Thomas Countryman

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 First Plenary Session

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Sanam Shantyaei

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016
    Evening Keynote Address
    Sanam Shantyaei, International Affairs Editor, France 24

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Special Sessions

    03 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016
    Simultaneous Special Sessions

  • NATO Transformation Seminar

    NATO Transformation Seminar 2017

    03 November 2016. 

    NATO Transformation Seminar 2017
    Wednesday 22 March–Thursday 23 March
    Marriott Hotel, Budapest, Hungary


  • IISS Voices

    The nuclear ban treaty and its possible ramifications

    01 November 2016.  Frustration at the slow pace of nuclear-disarmament efforts has fuelled a drive to establish a nuclear ban treaty. While the initiative could put pressure on nuclear-weapons states to move towards disarmament at a quicker pace, Paulina Izewicz argues that any attempt to decouple their perceived need to retain nuclear weapons from the broader strategic context may prove to be an exercise in futility.

  • IISS Voices

    Looking forward to the 2016 EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    28 October 2016.  2016 has been an important year in the non-proliferation and disarmament field. January saw the high of implementation day for the Iran deal, September the low of North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, and on 27 October UN member states voted to begin negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons entirely. These events and issues will be debated at this upcoming EU conference, introduced here by Matthew Cottee.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick and Marc Barnett: Putin’s petulance shouldn’t stop US disposal of excess plutonium

    05 October 2016.  Russia’s announcement on 3 October that it was suspending the 2000 agreement with the US to each dispose of 34 tonnes of excess military-use plutonium is an unfortunate departure from what had been the heyday of cooperation between the two superpowers in reducing nuclear dangers. The 68 tonnes of plutonium in question could produce on the order of 17,000 nuclear weapons. Removing it from military arsenals and making it unusable...

  • Strategic Comments

    A Nuclear Ban Treaty: prospects and issues

    28 September 2016. 

    The United Nations General Assembly is expected soon to authorise the negotiation of a treaty that would make nuclear weapons illegal. Despite little media attention, prospects for an actual agreement look better this time. Countries possessing nuclear weapons have resisted the idea and would continue to do so. But with nuclear arms control on other fronts stalled, the negotiation of a Ban Treaty may be the only game in town for some time.

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