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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.
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14 June 2018.
Thursday 14 June, 10–11am EDT
IISS–Americas, Washington DC
Newell Highsmith, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Barbara Slavin, Director, Future Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council
Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
21 May 2018.
Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal has cast a lot of uncertainty over the future of multilateral arms control.
16 May 2018.
The planned involvement of B-52 bombers and F-22 stealth fighters in US-South Korea military exercises may explain Pyongyang's sudden anger.
10 May 2018.
IISS analysts ask how Trump's decision to withdraw from the JCPOA will affect the Middle East, America's alliances and Washington's bid to contain North Korea.
09 May 2018.
Ending Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement gives the insecure child president psychological satisfaction. The rest of world will pay the price, writes Mark Fitzpatrick in Prospect magazine.
08 May 2018.
Hardliners in Tehran and Washington are both drawing the wrong lessons from diplomacy with Pyongyang – and that could lead to war. Mahsa Rouhi looks at the danger of using brinkmanship to strike a better deal.
07 May 2018.
Will France, Germany and the United Kingdom be unfairly blamed for the demise of the Iran nuclear deal? Mahsa Rouhi outlines three factors to consider when assessing the situation of the so-called E3.
30 April 2018.
As African countries look to capitalise on nuclear energy, Russia’s incentives and reluctance to impose additional requirements have given it a competitive edge.
27 April 2018.
The effusive goals set by the historic North–South Korea summit on 27 April set the stage for the forthcoming US–North Korea summit. Pyongyang’s historic refusal of tight verification measures is but one reason to doubt its fidelity to denuclearisation. Yet there is reason for hope that the upcoming meeting will make further progress towards that end.
19 April 2018.
Arundel House, London
Thursday 19 April, 9.30-10.30am
Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS-Americas
A nuclear-weapon system designed to guarantee the UK’s survival could hasten its political demise, argues William Walker in the August-September 2015 issue of Survival.
Under what conditions would the democracies in Northeast Asia seek to join the nuclear weapons club?
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