• Politics and Strategy

    Nuclear cooperation with Gulf Arabs

    15 March 2018.  A US–Saudi nuclear agreement should not depart from strict non-proliferation standards, argues Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • IISS Voices

    Putin’s new big nuclear buttons

    01 March 2018.  Putin’s chest-thumping state of the nation address marks the resumption of nuclear rhetoric not seen since the height of the US–USSR confrontation. It demonstrates a clear need for arms-control talks between the US and Russia to prevent any new Cold War from getting out of hand, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • IISS Voices

    Are Iran’s ballistic missiles designed to be nuclear capable?

    28 February 2018.  Iran has the largest and most diverse ballistic-missile arsenal in the Middle East – could these systems one day be used to launch nuclear weapons? In a new report, IISS analysts Michael Elleman and Mark Fitzpatrick offer a detailed assessment of the design intentions behind each missile within Iran’s inventory. The result is a clear picture as to which platforms the United States and its allies should seek to remove...

  • Survival

    The Nuclear Ban Treaty: A Legal Analysis

    30 January 2018.  The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is not a viable legal vehicle for disarmament, does not establish international legal norms and might harm non-proliferation.

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Fullerton Forum 2018: Keynote Address

    29 January 2018. 

    Fullerton Forum 2018 Keynote Address
    Song Young-moo
    Minister of National Defense, Republic of Korea 

  • Politics and Strategy

    Protests in Iran are no reason to kill the nuclear deal

    04 January 2018.  The Trump administration should continue to waive nuclear-related sanctions, lift the travel ban and support Iranian domestic freedoms.

  • IISS Voices

    Gulf security after 2020

    19 December 2017.  When UN Security Council Resolution 2231 – associated with the Iran nuclear deal – came into effect in late 2015, it included a clause preventing states from transferring conventional arms to Iran for five years. But what weapons would Iran buy, and how would they shape its military capabilities? A high-level group of experts examines the future of Gulf security after the moratorium on arms purchases expires.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Ground-launched cruise missiles: US moves closer to action over alleged Russian breach

    06 December 2017.  Ground-based intermediate nuclear-capable weapons could make an unwelcome return to Europe if a US–Russia treaty unravels.

  • Expert Commentary

    Donald Trump, a new advocate for Iranian nationalism and Islamist hardliners

    07 November 2017.  The 2015 Iran nuclear deal was widely backed by the country’s citizens. The Trump administration’s decision on 13 October to ‘decertify’ Iranian compliance could provoke a return of anti-American sentiments.

  • Expert Commentary

    Does the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty have a future?

    27 October 2017.  Douglas Barrie says there are practical and symbolic reasons for saving this three-decade-old deal between Russia and the West.  

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