• Strategic Comments

    The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review

    21 February 2018. 

    The Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) apprehends a hostile world due to ‘rapid deterioration of the threat environment since the 2010 NPR’. The new NPR downplays arms control and calls for the modernisation of US nuclear-weapons systems and facilities, as well as expanded nuclear options. The latter would most controversially include low-yield nuclear weapons, which could lower the nuclear threshold.

  • Politics and Strategy

    A nervous Nuclear Posture Review

    05 February 2018.  The Trump administration’s diagnosis of nuclear-weapons challenges is understandable, but its prescriptions are misguided.

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    30 January 2018.  Russia and Eurasia Angela Stent
    Asia-Pacific Lanxin Xiang
    Deterrence and Arms Control Jeffrey Lewis

  • 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.

  • IISS Voices

    Trust in the IAEA’s verification of Iran’s nuclear activities

    05 December 2017.  Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal should learn to trust the world’s most robust verification system.

  • Survival

    European Security after the INF Treaty

    20 November 2017.  Losing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty could lead to destabilising changes in American, Russian and European forces and doctrines.

  • Adelphi Books

    Renewing America’s Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st Century

    23 October 2017. 

    This Adelphi book argues that the US need not replicate its Cold War triad to achieve credible and reliable deterrence.

  • Events

    Global Launch: Renewing America's Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st Century

    23 October 2017. 

    Monday 23 October, 2–3pm EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speaker:
    Dr James E. Doyle, author, Renewing America's Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st Century
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • IISS Voices

    China’s choice: trade with North Korea or with US

    22 September 2017.  Despite Beijing’s displeasure, the latest round of US sanctions on foreign banks associated with North Korea is preferable to military options that could trigger a full-scale war, says Matthew Cottee.

  • Events

    The escalating crisis on the Korean Peninsula: prospects of peaceful resolution

    21 September 2017. 

    Thursday 21 September, 8.30–9.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Matthew Cottee, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, IISS
    Chair:
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS

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