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Tom Sauer: « The Ukrainian crisis is a wake-up call for the foreign policy establishment in the West »

Whereas the link between non-proliferation and disarmament is under pressure within the NPT review process, the crisis in Ukraine will have a negative impact on the nonproliferation regime in the short term.

Spotlight on The Research Group in International Politics at the University of Antwerp

The Research Group in International Politics is affiliated with the Department of Politics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and was founded in 2011. One of its main research areas is international security, particularly nuclear arms control, proliferation, and [...]

NPT PrepCom: EU committed to a shared vision

The Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons took place from April 28th to May 9th in New York. The European Union spoke with a common voice through Mr. Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. During the general [...]

Discussion meeting at IISS: « Overcoming Pakistan's Nuclear Dangers »

Deep Cuts Commission Releases Its First Report


Focus [June-July 2014]

The EU and the Ukraine Crisis

Overview of the latest EU official documents, publications and events from the network regarding the EU and the Ukraine 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. What to do about North Korea, Mark Fitzpatrick, Joint US - Korea Academic Studies, New thinking  on Diplomacy toward North Korea, 2014 Volume 25, 18p., International Institute for Strategic Studies
  2. US / NATO Missile Defense in Europe, Bernd W. Kubbig, Policy brief No. 37/38, Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East, August 2014, 20 p., Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
  3. The P5 Nuclear Dialogue - Five Years On, Andrea Berger, Occasional Paper, July 2014, 25p., Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
  4. Où va le Groupe des fournisseurs nucléaires?, Benjamin Hautecouverture, Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales (AFRI) 2014, Volume 15, June 2014, pp.583-600 (in French), University Pantheon-Assas Paris II - Centre Thucydide
  5. Russia’s solidarity with the West in the Iran nuclear talks , Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics and Strategy - The Survival Editors' Blog, June 26, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  6. Syria and the removal of chemical weapons , Dina Esfandiary, IISS Voices, June 25, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  7. Impact of Sanctions on Russia: An Assessment, Ben Aris, Policy Brief, 7p., June 25, 2014, European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  8. Ukraine shows uselessness of NATO nukes in Europe, Tom Sauer, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - Analysis, June 23, 2014, University of Antwerp - Research Group in International Politics
  9. Nuclear power and the European Energy Security Strategy, Vitaly Fedchenko, Ian Anthony, June 14, 2014, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  10. Russia’s Actions against Ukraine, ICDS, Background paper, June 10, 2014, 12p., International Centre for Defence Studies
  11. Regional Security Assessment 2014, IISS, IISS strategic Dossier (Asia-Pacific), May 30, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  12. Implications of the Ukraine crisis for security, non-proliferation and deterrence in North East Asia, Morgane Farghen, Note No.10/2014, 8p., May 28, 2014, Foundation for Strategic Research
  13. North Korea nuclear test on hold? , Mark Fitzpatrick, Shangri-La Voices, May 27, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  14. Zero Tolerance – A Policy That Never Really Was?, Gry Thomasen, DIIS Comment, May 22, 2014, Danish Institute for International Studies
  15. A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: The Main Challenge is not the NPT, Benjamin Hautecouverture, in The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime at a Crossroads, ed Emily Landau and Azriel Bermant, Memorandum 137, pp. 213 - 221, INSS / FRS, May 2014, Foundation for Strategic Research
  16. Le sommet sur la sécurité nucléaire de la Haye 2014: Réussite ou occasion manquée? , Sylvain Fanielle, Note d'analyse, GRIP, April 2014, 16p. (in French), Group for research and information on peace and security
  17. Overcoming Pakistan's Nuclear Dangers, Mark Fitzpatrick, Adelphi Books, 2014, March 26, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  18. The EU’s Use of ‘Targeted’ Sanctions: Evaluating effectiveness, Clara Portela, CEPS Working Documents, No.391, March 2014, 50p.
  19. Measuring Turkish Military Expenditure, Nurhan Yentürk, SIPRI Insights on Peace and Security, No. 2014/1March 2014, 20p., Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  20. Exclusive interview with Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, Benjamin Hautecouverture, March 03, 2014, Center for International Security and Arms Control Studies
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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. September 02 - 05, 2014: Convention on Cluster Munitions Fifth Meeting of States Parties, San José, Costa Rica
  2. September 04 - 05, 2014: 3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference, IISS/EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, Brussels, Belgium (by invitation only)
  3. September 10 - 12, 2014: World Nuclear Association symposium 2014, London, UK
  4. September 15 - 19, 2014: IAEA Board of Governors, Vienna, Austria
  5. September 17 - 18, 2014: Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: the Role of Nuclear Security, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
  6. September 19 - 21, 2014: IISS Annual Global Strategic Review Conference, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
  7. September 22 - 26, 2014: IAEA General Conference, Vienna, Austria
  8. September 24 - 26, 2014: Wilton Park conference: Compliance issues in the BTWC (WP1342), Wiston House, UK
  9. September 26, 2014: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  10. September 29 - October 03, 2014: VCDNP September 2014 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course, Vienna, Austria
  11. September 29, 2014: IAEA Board of Governors, Vienna, Austria
  12. October 06 - November 05, 2014: UN General Assembly First Committee, 69th Session, New York, USA
  13. October 20 - 24, 2014: Symposium on International Safeguards: Linking Strategy, Implementation and People, IAEA/ESARDA/INMM, Vienna, Austria
  14. October 27 - 28, 2014: CBRN CoE Heads of Regional Secretariat meeting, Brussels, Belgium
  15. 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
  16. October 28 - 30, 2014: Forty-Third Session of the Preparatory Commission of the CTBTO
  17. November 2014: Jordan to host full-scale CTBT on-site inspection exercise (Integrated Field Exercise 2014 - IFE14)
  18. November 11, 12, 2014: CBRN CoE 3rd Round Table meeting for North Africa Region, Algiers, Algeria
  19. November 17 - 21, 2014: IAEA Board of Governors (incl. Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee), Vienna, Austria
  20. 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
  21. March 23, 24, 2015: 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.
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3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

The 3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference will convene in Brussels at the Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel from Thursday 4 September to Friday 5 September 2014 (by invitation only).
Consult the speakers' agenda