• Politics and Strategy

    Pre-empting a North Korean ICBM test

    09 January 2017.  Donald Trump recently tweeted that North Korea will not finish development of a nuclear missile capable of reaching the United States, but how he would enforce such a red line is unclear. Options for military pre-emption of North Korean missile launches should not be discussed in a cavalier manner, nor without regional consultation.

  • Events

    Nuclear arsenal vulnerability and the new era of counterforce

    16 December 2016.  Discussion Meeting 

    Keir A. Lieber, Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University 
    Daryl G. Press, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College 
    Arundel House, London 
    Friday 16 December 2016, 12.30–1.30pm

  • Survival

    Raiders in Kashmir: India’s Pakistan Problem

    21 November 2016. 

    New Delhi’s gamble is that calibrated punishment places the onus for escalation – and so the risk of further isolation – onto Pakistan.

  • Survival

    Able Archer 83: What Were the Soviets Thinking?

    21 November 2016. 

    The 1983 war scare was less frightening than many have claimed. Nevertheless, the Able Archer episode offers lessons on dealing with situations of great tension.

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The Impact of Technological Change on Security and Non-Proliferation

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Chair: Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO
    Anja Kaspersen, Head, Strategic Engagement and New Technologies, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    Christopher Daase, Deputy Director, PRIF/HSFK
    Andrew Futter, Associate Professor, International Politics, University of Leicester

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The Impact of Technological Change on Security and Non-Proliferation: Anja Kaspersen

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Anja Kaspersen, Head, Strategic Engagement and New Technologies, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The Impact of Technological Change on Security and Non-Proliferation: Andrew Futter

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Andrew Futter, Associate Professor, International Politics, University of Leicester

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The Impact of Technological Change on Security and Non-Proliferation: Q&A

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Chair: Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO
    Anja Kaspersen, Head, Strategic Engagement and New Technologies, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    Christopher Daase, Deputy Director, PRIF/HSFK
    Andrew Futter, Associate Professor, International Politics, University of Leicester

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The Impact of Technological Change on Security and Non-Proliferation: Christopher Daase

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Christopher Daase, Deputy Director, PRIF/HSFK

  • 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.

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