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Jacek Bylica: « The World continues to face major threats to international peace and stability »

In a time of new and serious threats, non-proliferation and disarmament cannot be seen in isolation, neither from each other, nor from the broader strategic context.

Spotlight on the FRS

The FRS, founded in 1998, is an independent research centre and the leading French think tank on defence and security issues. Its team of experts in a variety of disciplines contributes to the strategic debate in France and abroad, and provides unique [...]

3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference held in Brussels by the EU Consortium

The EU Non-Proliferation Consortium organized its third international conference in Brussels on September 4th and 5th 2014. More than 250 European and international experts took part in [...]


Federica Mogherini: a new High Representative to develop EU's foreign policy


The EU welcomes the upcoming entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty

Focus

Focus [October-November 2014]

The Iranian nuclear crisis

Overview of the latest EU official documents, publications of the Consortium and publications from the network regarding the ongoing Iranian nuclear crisis

Publications of the Consortium

  1. The European Union's weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation clause: a 10-year assessment, Lina Grip, NP paper No.40, April 2014, 16p.
  2. Nuclear Trafficking Issues in the Black Sea Region, Lyudmila Zaitseva, Friedrich Steinhausler, NP paper No.39, April 2014, 24p.
  3. Iran's nuclear propensity: the probability of nuclear use, Thanos Dokos, NP paper No.38, March 2014, 16p
  4. Arms Trade Treaty assistance: identifying a role for the European Union, Mark Bromley, Paul Holtom, Discussion Paper, February 2014, 18p.
  5. The European Union and space: opportunities and risks, Jana Robinson, Michael Romancov, NP paper No.37, January 2014, 12p.
  6. 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.
  7. Export of dual-use chemicals to Syria: an assessment of European Union export controls, Ian Anthony, NP paper No.35, January 2014, 14p.
  8. Assessing the European Union's sanctions policy: Iran as a case study, Dina Esfandiary, NP paper No.34, December 2013, 24p.
  9. European Union initiatives to control small arms and light weapons: towards a more coordinated approach, Cédric Poitevin, NP paper No.33, December 2013, 24p.
  10. The role of the European Union in strengthening nuclear security, Ian Anthony, NP paper No.32, November 2013, 16p.
  11. From Nuclear Weapons to WMD: the Development and Added Value of the WMD-Free Zone Concept, Harald Müller, Aviv Melamud, Anna Peczeli, NP paper No.31, September 2013, 20p.
  12. WMD related dual use trade control offences in the European Union: penalties and prosecutions, Sibylle Bauer, NP paper No.30, July 2013, 16p.
  13. Creating a common EU policy on nuclear non-proliferation education: a case study of Sweden, Thomas Jonter, NP paper No.29, June 2013, 14p.
  14. The European Union's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Initiative, Alicia Mignone, NP paper No.28, June 2013, 12p.
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Publications from the Network

  1. Les Émirats arabes unis : plaque tournante du trafic illicite vers l’Iran, Géraldine Franc, Note d'analyse, 24 October 2014, 20p. (in French), Group for research and information on peace and security
  2. Russia, ISIL and the Diplomatic Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis, James Nathan, October 22, 2014, European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  3. Viewing North Korea vicariously, Mark Fitzpatrick, The Survival Editors' Blog, October 22, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  4. A Perfect Solution to Nuclear Talks with Iran: A Deal Deemed Imperfect by All, Dina Esfandiary, The National Interest, October 22, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  5. ELN Hosts Expert Briefing on Iranian Nuclear Negotiations, October 16, 2014, European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  6. Nuclear weapons and the humanitarian approach, Tom Sauer, Joelien Pretorius, Global Change. Peace and Security, October 2014, 20p., University of Antwerp - Research Group in International Politics
  7. North Korea, deterrence, and engagement, Heinz Gärtner , Defence and Security Analysis, October 2014, The Austrian Institute for International Affairs
  8. NATO-Russia Relations after the Newport Summit. Reassurance, Cooperation and Security Guarantees, Margarete Klein, Markus Kaim, SWP Comments No.41, 4p. October 2014, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
  9. Nuclear Weapons under International Law, G. Nystuen, S. Casey-Maslen, A. Golden Bersagel , Cambridge University Press, 2014, University of Westminster - School of Law
  10. This Week: Prospects for Agreement with Iran , Norman Moss, September 22, 2014, British American Security Information Council
  11. Le dernier délai pour l’Iran ...et pour l’Ouest ?, Bart Smedts, e-Note 15, September 19, 2014, 4p. (in French), Royal Higher Institute for Defence
  12. Survival: Global Politics and Strategy October–November 2014 , Volume 56, Numbers 1-6, October - November 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  13. This Week: Trident - a liability the UK can ill afford to keep , Paul Ingram, September 17, 2014, British American Security Information Council
  14. Dangers of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, Mark Fitzpatrick, Presentation at the Conference on Arabian Gulf and Regional Challenges, Riyadh, September 17, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  15. The Uncertain Future of the British Nuclear Arsenal in the Context of the Scottish Referendum, Artur Kacprzyk, PISM Bulletin, No. 115 (710), 16 September 2014, 2p., The Polish Institute of International Affairs
  16. Deterrence intrudes on EU conference , Mark Fitzpatrick, IISS Blog, September 09, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  17. Nuclear weapons and Non-Proliferation in Asia: importance of China - US agreement on CTBT ratification, Kevin Rudd, September 3, 2014, European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  18. The Arms Trade Treaty: challenges for the First Conference of States Parties, Sibylle Bauer, Paul Beijer, Mark Bromley, SIPRI Insights on Peace and Security no. 2014/2, September 2014, 12p., Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  19. The NATO Summit: The Long Agenda of One Item, Michael Clarke, RUSI Newsbrief, 2 Sep 2014, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
  20. Conference report: WMD Verification: global capacity challenges, Wilton Park Report (WP 1256), September 2014, 9p., Wilton Park
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Ad Hoc Consortium Activities

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European Forum Alpbach, Austria - "Nuclear Futures?"

On 23-25 August 2014, IISS and the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique on behalf of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium helped to organise a seminar on 'Nuclear Futures?'' in Alpbach, Austria in conjunction with the European Forum Alpbach.

Forthcoming Events

  1. October 06 - November 05, 2014: UN General Assembly First Committee, 69th Session, New York, USA
  2. October 27 - 31, 2014: International Conference on Challenges Faced By Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) in Enhancing Nuclear Safety and Security: Strengthening Cooperation and Improving Capabilities, IAEA, Beijing, China
  3. October 29 - November 05, 2014: General Assembly's First Committee votes on resolutions
  4. October 31, 2014: Challenges in Nuclear Verification: The IAEA’s Role on the Iranian Nuclear Issue, with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA
  5. November 03 – 04, 2014: Annual Seminar of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium (by invitation only), Brussels, Belgium
  6. November 03 - December 09, 2014: Jordan to host full-scale CTBT on-site inspection exercise (Integrated Field Exercise 2014 - IFE14)
  7. November 04-05, 2014: The Inaugural Joint UK-US Project on Nuclear Issues Conference, RUSI, Wokefield Park Hotel, Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, Reading, RG7 3AH
  8. November 05, 2014: The EU as a security provider, The Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘Clingendael’ (The Hague) in cooperation with the Egmont Institute, University Foundation, 11 Rue d’Egmont – Brussels (restricted event)
  9. November 06, 2014: UN and Middle East Policy: The Case of Iraq, DIIS event, DIIS, Danish Institute for International Studies, Main auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrćnderi Vej 51A, 2100 Copenhagen
  10. November 10 - 13, 2014: Seminar International Negotiations, Clingendael Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands
  11. November 11, 12, 2014: CBRN CoE 3rd Round Table meeting for North Africa Region, Algiers, Algeria
  12. November 13 - 14, 2014: The 2014 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, Geneva
  13. November 13 - 14, 2014: Resilience Conference, RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET
  14. November 15, 16, 2014: The EU at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia
  15. November 17, 2014: Shifting WMD Landscape in the Middle East, DIIS event, Danish Institute for International Studies, Main auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrćnderi Vej 51A, 2100 Copenhagen

     

  16. November 17, 18, 2014: Foreign Affairs Council, Brussels, Belgium
  17. November 17, 2014: Conference on EU Energy Policy, Charlemagne building, Brussels, Belgium
  18. November 17 - 21, 2014: IAEA Board of Governors (incl. Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee), Vienna, Austria
  19. November 20 - 21, 2014: The Warsaw Security Forum 2014, Warsaw, Poland
  20. November 21, 2014: Foreign Affairs Council, Brussels, Belgium
  21. December 08 - 09, 2014: Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, Vienna Hofburg Palace
  22. December 15, 2014: Announcement of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2013.
  23. December 15 - 19, 2014: Nuclear non-proliferation: preparing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference (WP1343), Wilton Park conference, Wiston House, UK
  24. January 07 - 14, 2015: 27th ISODARCO Winter Course on: Global Nuclear Governance: Actors, Policies and Issues:  Preparing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference, Andalo (Trento), Italy
  25. March 16 - 20, 2015:

    March 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course, VCDNP, Vienna, Austria

  26. March 16, 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on international arms transfers in 2014.
  27. March 23, 24, 2015: 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.
  28. April 13, 2015: Launch of the SIPRI data on world military expenditure in 2014.
  29. April 29, 2015: Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
  30. June 01 - 05, 2015: International Conference on Computer Security in a Nuclear World: Expert Discussion and Exchange, Vienna, Austria
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3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

The 3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference was held in Brussels at the Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel from Thursday 4 September to Friday 5 September 2014.