• Events

    Negotiating non-proliferation with North Korea and Iran

    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

  • 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.

  • Politics and Strategy

    On-again, off-again Korean summit

    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.

  • Expert Commentary

    The future of India-UK relations

    11 May 2018.  Can London and New Delhi forge a new strategic relationship? IISS Senior Fellow for South Asia Rahul Roy-Chaudhury assessed key issues in a discussion at the UK parliament.

  • Expert Commentary

    Europe Doesn’t Have to Be Trump’s Doormat

    11 May 2018.  Europe is at odds with the United States over the Iran nuclear deal.

  • IISS Voices

    US abandons Iran nuclear deal: IISS analysis

    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.

  • 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.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Iran nuclear deal on the ropes

    01 May 2018.  Anticipating Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, Mark Fitzpatrick and Dana Allin look at why the Europeans should strive with all their power to preserve the accord.

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