• Expert Commentary

    Direct Talk: Preventing nuclear proliferation

    28 March 2017.  Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS-Americas, discusses nuclear dangers in East Asia.

  • IISS Voices

    UN talks on nuclear ban treaty get started

    27 March 2017.  Get up to speed on the proposed nuclear ban treaty with analysis from IISS experts. Despite little media attention, prospects for a treaty look better this time. But is a ban the best way to bring about a world without nuclear weapons?

  • Survival

    Building on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

    20 March 2017.  The new constraints on, and monitoring of, Iran’s nuclear programme could be held as the gold standard for a strengthened non-proliferation regime.

  • Survival

    Understanding the US–Russia Nuclear Schism

    20 March 2017.  The deep strategic differences between the United States and Russia, and the origins of those differences, have never been properly understood by either side.

  • Survival

    An Order of Priorities in Confronting Iran

    20 March 2017.  It is far better to implement an incomplete but effective nuclear agreement than to scrap it, hoping to achieve the best outcome while ending up with the worst.

  • Expert Commentary

    The real problem with a Nuclear Ban Treaty

    15 March 2017.  A world without nuclear weapons is a noble long-term goal and one hesitates to get in the way of those trying to reach it, says Matthew Harries. However, he argues, it is best to be blunt – a Nuclear Ban Treaty will not reduce the role of nuclear weapons in the international system.

  • Expert Commentary

    Nuclear weapons: the risks ahead

    08 March 2017.  Mark Fitzpatrick assesses North Korea's nuclear threat – and whether Pakistan's nuclear arsenal could fall into the hands of terrorists.

  • IISS Voices

    DRC illustrates the limitations of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration initiatives

    30 January 2017.  The reported re-emergence of an armed group defeated in the DRC a few years ago has highlighted the limited success of the country’s DDR programme

  • ACD Insight

    DRC illustrates the limitations of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration initiatives

    30 January 2017.  The reported re-emergence of an armed group defeated in the DRC a few years ago has highlighted the limited success of the country’s DDR programme

  • 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.

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