About the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme

The IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme brings clarity and original thinking to the public debate on nuclear- and missile-security issues. The programme supports international efforts to strengthen the non-proliferation regime and deal with the most dangerous regional proliferation threats.

It has three principal foci: the security challenges presented by North Korea and potential responses by its immediate neighbours and other key players; implementation of the 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and the P5+1, as well as the development of Iran’s missile programme; and the global policy effort to check the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, conventional weapons and delivery systems, through our participation as a core member of the EU-funded Non-Proliferation Consortium.

The main audiences for this work are policymakers and nuclear-security professionals across the world, reached through a combination of publications, briefings, congressional testimony, media engagement and para-diplomatic activity.