• 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

  • 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.

  • Strategic Comments

    The evolution of US–Israel relations

    26 October 2016. 

    The main source of change in Israel's current interests and objectives is its evolving relationship with the United States. During the eight years of the Obama administration, the two countries have clashed on a range of strategic issues, including the Iran nuclear deal and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The approach of Obama's probable successor – Hillary Clinton – is likely to involve more continuity than departure from his policies.

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio: What now for Colombia's peace process?

    04 October 2016.  The Colombian people's rejection of the FARC peace deal has thrown the country into disarray. What happens now? Officially, the peace process goes on, says Antonio Sampaio, but the challenge just got a whole lot bigger.

  • 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.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 8: Russia and Eurasia

    27 September 2016. 

    Tensions between Russia and the West manifested beyond Ukraine and Syria. The most consequential development in the relationship has been the deepening of military tensions between Russia and NATO.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part III: The Drift Away from Nuclear Disarmament

    27 September 2016. 

    If arms control is to have a future, it may need to prioritise unilateral measures.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part I: The COP-21 Agreement and the Future of Climate-Change Policy

    14 September 2016. 

    The Paris climate agreement will achieve little by itself; its effectiveness will be defined by the evolution of energy economics and technology.

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