• Expert Commentary

    Foreign Affairs: Russia's Nuclear Ambitions in the Middle East

    20 May 2016.  By Matthew Cottee, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, and Hassan Elbahtimy A few years ago, the Middle East’s nuclear energy prospects were in decline. Political instability made long-term investments in civil nuclear infrastructure risky. For one, Egypt was in the last stages of considering reactor bids when the popular uprising began in 2011. These plans were soon shelved by subsequent transitional governments. And the 2011 Fukushima Daichii meltdown in Japan...

  • Events

    Interpreting China's North Korea Policy

    04 May 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Andrew Scobell, Senior Political Scientist, RAND
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 4 May 2016, 12.30–1.30pm BST

  • Events

    Pakistan's Nuclear Diplomacy

    04 May 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ambassador (Retd.) Ali Sarwar Naqvi, Former Ambassador of Pakistan to Austria and to the IAEA; Executive Director, Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS), Pakistan
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 4 May 2016, 11am–12pm BST

  • Events

    Iran Nuclear Deal Implementation: Hiccups and Hurdles

    14 April 2016. 

    Corporate Breakfast
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 14 April 2016, 8–9AM BST

  • Events

    Deterrence at Sea – India’s Evolving Options

    31 March 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar, Former Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command, India
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 31 March, 11.30am–12.30pm BST

  • Events

    Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    17 March 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    Robert Gallucci, Former State Department Special Envoy for North Korea Nuclear Negotiations 
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 17 March, 10–11am EST

  • IISS Voices

    Matthew Cottee: Between a ROK and a THAAD place

    04 March 2016.  Debates about the utility of THAAD for South Korean defence have rumbled on for some time, but the recent passing of UN Resolution 2270 provided the issue with increased exposure and a sense of inevitability

  • Expert Commentary

    The Korea Herald: Why South Korea should not 'go nuclear'

    19 February 2016.  By Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–US North Korea’s long-range rocket launch and the nuclear test that preceded it have sparked renewed calls from several security experts in Seoul for South Korea to acquire its own nuclear weapons. Their main argument is based on the logic of leverage: that matching the North’s arsenal would impel it to negotiate an end to these threats. Beijing would also be persuaded finally to use its...

  • Events

    Adelphi Launch - Asia’s Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    18 February 2016. 

    Press Launch
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS-Americas and Director of the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 18 February 2016, 11am–12pm

  • IISS Voices

    Michael Elleman: North Korea’s satellite launch does not further its long-range missile programme

    10 February 2016.  Although Pyongyang must be punished for violating its UN obligations, it should be borne in mind that the Unha satellite launcher used on 7 February will not play a significant role in advancing North Korea’s long-range ballistic-missile programme, writes Michael Elleman.

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