• Events

    Negotiating non-proliferation with North Korea and Iran

    14 June 2018. 

    Thursday 14 June, 10–11am EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Newell Highsmith, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
    Barbara Slavin, Director, Future Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Strategic Comments

    The future of the JCPOA

    23 May 2018. 

    Following the United States' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran is unlikely to stay in the agreement merely to maintain the moral high ground, without economic and geopolitical gains. But even if it withdraws from the deal, Tehran may judge actual advancement of its nuclear capability strategically imprudent.

  • Expert Commentary

    Eroding trust in multilateral arms control – implications of US withdrawal from the Iran deal

    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.

  • Strategic Comments

    Russia and the West

    17 May 2018. 

    Russia and the West are engaged in an ongoing strategic confrontation that shows few signs of relenting. While it is to an extent moderated by the practical need for cooperation on important security issues, Cold War-era logic is likely to prevail in the medium term. The key challenge is to develop clear rules for managing the confrontation.

  • Expert Commentary

    Pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal is Trump’s most disastrous decision to date

    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.

  • Expert Commentary

    The North Korean playbook won’t work with Iran

    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.

  • Expert Commentary

    Why Europe could end up being blamed for nuclear deal collapse

    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.

  • Events

    Summitry with North Korea: prospects and pitfalls

    19 April 2018. 

    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 19 April, 9.30-10.30am
    Speaker:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS-Americas

     

  • IISS Voices

    Assessing the JCPOA Procurement Channel

    29 March 2018.  Under the nuclear deal with Iran, a new mechanism was set up to regulate any procurements made by Tehran for its now limited nuclear programme. In a new research paper, Paulina Izewicz takes an in-depth look at the Procurement Channel, as it is known, examining its workings and effectiveness so far, and offers recommendations to policymakers to ensure its sustainability.

  • Survival

    The Nuclear Ban Treaty: A Sign of Global Impatience

    20 March 2018.  Future historians may record summer 2017 as the beginning of the end of the nuclear age. 

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