• Expert Commentary

    Trump’s North Korea remarks: threat or bluster?

    09 August 2017.  Angry exchanges between the United States and North Korea are ratcheting up tensions and could create misperceptions that lead to war, analyst Mark Fitzpatrick says.

  • IISS Voices

    Resignation of PM Sharif: fresh blow to India–Pakistan strategic stability?

    08 August 2017.  Cracks in India and Pakistan’s relationship continue to grow, with no sign of meaningful dialogue between the nations. The sudden departure of Pakistan’s prime minister brings new worries. Yet neither country can afford to neglect strategic stability in the coming months. Institutions on both sides of the border must continue to communicate, directly or otherwise.

  • Events

    Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons: What Now for the Ban Treaty?

    04 August 2017. 

    Friday 4 August, 10–11am EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Edward Ifft, Adjunct Professor, Center For Security Studies, Georgetown University
    Natalie Goldring, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University; UN Consultant for the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • IISS Voices

    Don’t repeat the Iraq War false WMD claims with Iran

    01 August 2017.  Washington's confrontational approach could wreck the Iran nuclear deal and trigger war in the Middle East, Mark Fitzpatrick says. He calls for cooperation to replace unfounded assumptions, false claims and ideologically-driven judgements.  

  • Expert Commentary

    Video casts doubt on North Korea’s ability to field an ICBM re-entry vehicle

    31 July 2017.  Video footage of the 28 July Hwasong-14 test suggests that North Korea’s engineers have yet to master re-entry technologies and more work remains before Kim Jong-un has an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the United States mainland.

  • IISS Voices

    Three strikes against claims that Iran is violating the nuclear accord

    27 July 2017.  Criticism of Iran’s conduct in relation to the 2015 nuclear deal does not withstand scrutiny. US withdrawal from the agreement would not convince other parties to re-impose sanctions, but could trigger a global crisis. 

  • Strategic Comments

    The Ban Treaty arrives

    26 July 2017. 

    The text of the recently negotiated Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons released on 7 July, approved by a vote of 122-1, is likely to be approved by the UN General Assembly and ratified. While none of the nuclear-weapons states or their allies favours the treaty, it marks the rejection of their customary consensus-based approach. Accordingly, the status quo will continue, but now faces a more invigorated and unified opposition.

  • IISS Voices

    On Iran, US and Europe may go their separate ways

    18 July 2017.  Washington is becoming increasingly confrontational when it comes to Iran and the future of the nuclear deal, while European policymakers have been at pains to emphasise its importance. As Paulina Izewicz explains, Europe appears increasingly ready to chart its own course.

  • Survival

    Disarmament Diplomacy and the Nuclear Ban Treaty

    17 July 2017.  A little-noticed phrase agreed by the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference laid the foundation for a surprisingly successful effort to achieve a legal prohibition on nuclear weapons.

  • Survival

    Noteworthy

    17 July 2017.  In the August–September issue, Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry argue that the Iraq War was the product of foreign-policy realism, not liberalism; Nigel Inkster asks how military cyber power might be measured; Douglas Barrie examines Russia’s deployment of a ground-launched cruise missile in violation of the INF Treaty; Brad Roberts explores approaches to strategic stability under the Obama and Trump administrations; William C. Potter traces the diplomatic route to...

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