[May / June 2015]

Giorgio Franceschini: « The EU Non-Proliferation Consortium education project should become a pan-European initiative »

Based on the EUNPC, the EU educational initiative aims at building capacity in the next generation of scholars and practitioners in non-proliferation issues.

Spotlight on the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Internships programme

The EU Non-Proliferation Consortium will support 48 Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Internships in European think tanks between 2014 and 2017[...]

The EU at the 2015 NPT Review conference

The EU actively participated to the ninth review conference of the NPT in New York (27 April – 22 May 2015), issuing four statements and three working papers on the three pillars of the Treaty.[...]

Preparing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference

VCDNP Job Opening Announcements


Focus [July - August 2015]

The Iran nuclear deal

Overview of the latest EU official documents, publications of the Consortium and publications from the network regarding the negotiations and the conclusion of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) between the E3/EU+3 and Iran on the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear programme.

Publications of the Consortium

  1. 3D bio: declare, document and demonstrate, Filippa Lentzos, NP Paper No.45, April 2015, 14pp.
  2. Nuclear security in European Union member States, Marcy Fowler, Alisa Carrigan, NP Paper No.44, April 2015, 18pp.
  3. Integrating without quite breaking the rules: the EU and India's acceptance within the nonproliferation regime, Benjamin Kienzle, NP Paper No.43, February 2015, 18pp.
  4. Nuclear attitudes in Central Europe, Erzsebet N. Rozsa, Anna Peczeli, NP paper No.42, January 2015, 16pp.
  5. The European Union and the Humanitarian Initiative in the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Cycle, Jenny Nielsen, Marianne Hanson, NP paper No.41, December 2014, 20p.
  6. The European Union's weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation clause: a 10-year assessment, Lina Grip, NP paper No.40, April 2014, 16p.
  7. Nuclear Trafficking Issues in the Black Sea Region, Lyudmila Zaitseva, Friedrich Steinhausler, NP paper No.39, April 2014, 24p.
  8. Iran's nuclear propensity: the probability of nuclear use, Thanos Dokos, NP paper No.38, March 2014, 16p
  9. Arms Trade Treaty assistance: identifying a role for the European Union, Mark Bromley, Paul Holtom, Discussion Paper, February 2014, 18p.
  10. The European Union and space: opportunities and risks, Jana Robinson, Michael Romancov, NP paper No.37, January 2014, 12p.
  11. European Union responses to extra-territorial claims by the United States: lessons from trade control cases, Quentin Genard, NP paper No.36, January 2014, 14p.
  12. Export of dual-use chemicals to Syria: an assessment of European Union export controls, Ian Anthony, NP paper No.35, January 2014, 14p.
  13. Assessing the European Union's sanctions policy: Iran as a case study, Dina Esfandiary, NP paper No.34, December 2013, 24p.
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Publications from the Network

  1. The Path to an Upgraded EU Foreign Policy, Pierre Vimont, Policy Outlook, 30 June 2015. , Carnegie Europe
  2. Experts discuss prospects for the Iran deal, Bruno Tertrais, Lukasz Kulesa, 29 June 2015 , European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  3. Iran: It's the Final Countdown, Cristina Varriale, BASIC Blog, 26 June 2015 , British American Security Information Council
  4. Verifying an Iran nuclear deal, Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics & strategy, the Survival Editors' Blog, 25 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  5. Financing Nuclear Power Plant Projects: a New Paradigm?, Fabienne PEHUET LUCET , Enote - note de l'IFRI, May 2015, 50pp. , Institut Français des Relations Internationales
  6. Tehran Times: Iran, major powers will agree on comprehensive deal this summer , Mark Fitzpatrick, Expert Commentary, 22 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  7. Governing Uranium in Pakistan - A dual search for energy and military security , Cindy Vestergaard, Zafar Nawaz Jaspal, Mohmmad Riaz, Jamshed Hashmi, Jawad Hashmi, Asra Hassan, Malik A. Ellahi & Maria Sultan , DIIS Report 2015:08, 19 June 2015, 68pp. , Danish Institute for International Studies
  8. Towards and Beyond a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran, Ellie Geranmayeh, The International Spectator, 50/2, 19 June 2015, pp.1-7 , Istituto Affari Internazionali
  9. Limiting Iran’s nuclear R&D, Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics & Strategy - the Survival Editors' Blog, 19 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  10. Inspecting Iran anywhere, but not anytime , Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics and Strategy, The Survival Editors' Blog, 16 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  11. SIPRI Yearbook 2015, 15 June 2015 , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  12. The 2015 NPT Review Conference: setting the record straight , Tariq Rauf,                     June 15, 2015 , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  13. China’s Military Strategy 2015, Morgane Farghen , Note No.15/15, 12pp., 11 June 2015 , Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
  14. Russia, the 2015 NPT RevCon, and the INF Treaty , Petr Topychkanov , ELN, 10 June 2015 , European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  15. Britain, NATO, and the Nuclear Way Forward, Ted Seay, 10 June 2015 , British American Security Information Council
  16. Reviewing a Review Conference: Can there ever be a successful NPT RevCon?, Henrik Salander, ELN, 8 June 2015 , European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  17. NPT review: failure underlines challenges ahead, Strategic Comments, No.15, 4 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  18. The Iran Deal: Enrichment and Reprocessing - An International Model?, Carlo Trezza, ELN, 2 June 2015 , European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  19. Five years that will decide the fate of the NPT, Lukasz Kulesa, ELN, 1 June 2015 , European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  20. Out of the Comfort Zone: Russia and the Nuclear Deal with Iran , Patrycja Sasnal, Stanislav Secrieru, PISM Strategic File No.11 (74), 1 June, 2015, 7pp. , Polski Instytut Spraw Miedzynarodowych
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Ad Hoc Consortium Actions and Related Activities

EU Support for the HCoC

Coming soon

Preparing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference

An international seminar on “Preparing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference,” [...]

Annecy Workshop: the 2015 NPT RevCon

On March 13-14, 2015, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies [...]

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EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament internships

The EU Non-Proliferation Consortium will support 48 Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Internships in European think tanks between 2015 and 2017. For further details, please contact Giorgio Franceschini from the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).
Please note that this call is not directed to students, but to research institutes and think tanks only.

Forthcoming Events

  1. July 7, 2015 New target date for the conclusion of a nuclear deal between the E3/EU+3 and Iran
  2. July 8, 2015 Bridging the gaps in EU Foreign Policy, Carnegie Europe, Brussels
  3. July 09, 2015 Proliferation Alert! The IAEA and Non-Compliance Reporting, VCDNP seminar by Trevor Findlay, Vienna
  4. July 10, 2015 End of Conference on Disarmament 2015 Part 2, Geneva
  5. July 13 - 14, 2015  Fourth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, Brussels
  6. July 15, 2015 Milestone or Maelstrom? European Defence and the 2015 Summit, Roundtable organized by the Egmont Institute, European Defence Agency, Brussels,
  7. August 03 - September 18, 2015 Part three of the 2015 session of the Disarmament Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  8. August 24 - 28, 2015 Women in Nuclear Meet Atoms for Peace, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
  9. August 31 - September 04, 2015 Sixth annual summer programme on disarmament and non-proliferation of WMD in a changing world, OPCW / Asser Instituut
  10. September 2015 PSI Exercise Maru 2015 (New Zealand)
  11. September 7 - 11, 2015 IAEA Board of governors meeting, Vienna
  12. September 07 - 11, 2015 First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  13. September 9 - 11, 2015 World Nuclear Symposium 2015, London
  14. September 14 - 19, 2015 Summer School Global Challenges - ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa, Portugal
  15. September 14 - 18, 2015 IAEA General Conference, Vienna
  16. September 21 - 25, 2015 September 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament short course, VCDNP, Vienna
  17. September 24 - 25, 2015 Compliance with the BTWC: strategies towards the 2016 review conference, Wilton Park conference (WP1416), Wiston house, UK
  18. September 30, 2015 Brown Bag Lunch and Book Launch with Dr Or Rabinowitz, 'Nuclear Bargains Reviewed; Washington's Cold War nuclear deals and what they mean for Iran', CSSS, King's College London, War Studies Meeting Room, 6th Floor King’s Building, UK
  19. October 02, 2015 Brown Bag lunch with Scott Sagan, 'Insider Threats to Nuclear Security: A Worst Practices Guide', CSSS, King's College London, War Studies Meeting Room, 6th Floor King’s Building, UK
  20. October 7-16, 2015 Training Course on International Security, the Clingendael Institute, The Hague
  21. October 14 - 16, 2015 The Australia Group: challenges and future directions, Wilton Park conference (WP1412), Wiston House, UK
  22. October 15, 2015 Organizational Meeting on the Convention on Nuclear Safety, IAEA, Vienna
  23. October 19 - 23, 2015 IAEA International conference on global emergency preparedness and response, Vienna
  24. October - November 2015 PSI Political meeting (TBD, Washington, DC)
  25. November 11 - 12, 2015 Fourth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament conference, Brussels (by invitation)
  26. November 16-18, 2015 Forty-Fifth Session of the Preparatory Commission of the CTBTO
  27. November 16 - 19, 2015 First MediPiet Annual Scientific Conference: "Applying public health science to the field"
  28. November 26 - 27, 2015 IAEA Board of Governors, Vienna
  29. June 2016 Target date for the release of the New EU Security Strategy
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VCDNP Job Opening Announcements

Two positions have been opened at the VCDNP:

  1. Research Associate

    Research Associate

    Under the supervision of the VCDNP Executive Director, the Research Associate shall conduct research and analysis, write reports and other publications, and contribute to educational, research, and outreach activities of the Center regarding non-proliferation and disarmament. This is a full-time staff position. The position will remain open until filled.

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  2. Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Fellowship

    Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Fellowship

    During his/her year in residence, the fellow will be expected to:

    1. conduct research and publish/prepare for publication a significant work in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation or related field and
    2. contribute to ongoing research and activities at VCDNP. The search is open in regard to topic and region, as long as the proposed research is related to nuclear and/or WMD disarmament and non-proliferation.

    This is a temporary position (9-12 months) and includes a compensation package. Application deadline is 31 JULY 2015.

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