[July / August 2015]

Luís Nuno Rodrigues: « The CEI aims at studying global connections and their local expressions »

The ongoing negotiations with Iran are crucial for the future security of the Middle East region but also for international security in a broader sense

Spotlight on the Center for International Studies

The Center for International Studies is a university-based multidisciplinary research center of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Resulting from the expansion of the Center for African Studies (CEA-IUL), CEI-IUL promotes interdisciplinary [...]

Newcomers to the Consortium network

Three European think tanks specialized in international security studies have recently joined the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium network. We are very proud to announce that our network now has 70 members coming from almost all the EU member states. The Center for International Studies, a university-based multidisciplinary research center of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)[...]

The EU contributes to the establishment of a LEU international bank in Kazakhstan

A new Regulation to frame the EU’s support to the OPCW


Focus [September 2015]

After the Iran nuclear deal

Overview of the latest official documents and publications from the Consortium’s network regarding the implementation of the 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. The EU's evolving responses to nuclear proliferation crises: from incentives to sanctions, Clara Portela, NP Paper No.46, July 2015, 16pp.
  2. 3D bio: declare, document and demonstrate, Filippa Lentzos, NP Paper No.45, April 2015, 14pp.
  3. Nuclear security in European Union member States, Marcy Fowler, Alisa Carrigan, NP Paper No.44, April 2015, 18pp.
  4. 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.
  5. Nuclear attitudes in Central Europe, Erzsebet N. Rozsa, Anna Peczeli, NP paper No.42, January 2015, 16pp.
  6. 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.
  7. The European Union's weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation clause: a 10-year assessment, Lina Grip, NP paper No.40, April 2014, 16p.
  8. Nuclear Trafficking Issues in the Black Sea Region, Lyudmila Zaitseva, Friedrich Steinhausler, NP paper No.39, April 2014, 24p.
  9. Iran's nuclear propensity: the probability of nuclear use, Thanos Dokos, NP paper No.38, March 2014, 16p
  10. Arms Trade Treaty assistance: identifying a role for the European Union, Mark Bromley, Paul Holtom, Discussion Paper, February 2014, 18p.
  11. The European Union and space: opportunities and risks, Jana Robinson, Michael Romancov, NP paper No.37, January 2014, 12p.
  12. 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.
  13. Export of dual-use chemicals to Syria: an assessment of European Union export controls, Ian Anthony, NP paper No.35, January 2014, 14p.
  14. 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. Ambiguous ambitions: The saga of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international legal framework regulating weapons of mass destruction, Reza Lahidji, Background paper No.17/2015, September 2015 , International Law and Policy Institute
  2. The 2015 UN Register on Conventional Arms: still time to improve , Pieter Wezeman, Siemon Wezeman, Expert comments, 18 September 2015 , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  3. Iran – Non-Proliferation Overshadowed, Thomas C. Moore, Politics and strategy, The Survival Editors' Blog, 16 September 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  4. Iran – A Good Deal, Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics and strategy, The Survival Editors' Blog, 10 September 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  5. How Obama Beat Congress on Iran, Timothy Stafford, RUSI Analysis, 2 September 2015 , Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
  6. Govering uranium - from uranium mining to conversion, Cindy Vestergaard, DIIS Report, 118pp., 28 August 2015 , Danish Institute for International Studies
  7. The Long March to an IAEA Nuclear Fuel Bank: Kazakhstan's Role, Tariq Rauf, 27 August 2015, 4pp. , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  8. The European Parliament and the external dimension of the EU Nuclear Non-proliferation Policy, in The European Parliament and its International Relations, Clara Portela, Routledge, 2015, 109-120pp.
  9. From felt pens to digital tracking: Improving inventory controls in uranium production, Cindy Vestergaard, Recommendations, 25 August 2015, , Danish Institute for International Studies
  10. A dozen ways the Iran deal promotes global disarmament and non-proliferation , Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics and Strategy, The Survival Editors' Blog, 11 August 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  11. Iran's nuclear programme, possible military dimensions, Robert Kelley, Tariq Rauf, Assessment series, 2015 , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  12. Effects of the P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran, Marcin Andrzej Piotrowski, Bulletin No. 74 (806), 23 July 2015 , Polski Instytut Spraw Miedzynarodowych
  13. The Laboratory in Discord: the European Union at the 2015 NPT Review Conference, Michal Smetana, Security Brief 05/2015, 3 July 2015, 3pp. , Deutsch Security Square
  14. The Path to an Upgraded EU Foreign Policy, Pierre Vimont, Policy Outlook, 30 June 2015. , Carnegie Europe
  15. Experts discuss prospects for the Iran deal, Bruno Tertrais, Lukasz Kulesa, 29 June 2015 , European Leadership Network
  16. Iran: It's the Final Countdown, Cristina Varriale, BASIC Blog, 26 June 2015 , British American Security Information Council
  17. Verifying an Iran nuclear deal, Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics & strategy, the Survival Editors' Blog, 25 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  18. Financing Nuclear Power Plant Projects: a New Paradigm?, Fabienne PEHUET LUCET , Enote - note de l'IFRI, May 2015, 50pp. , Institut Français des Relations Internationales
  19. Tehran Times: Iran, major powers will agree on comprehensive deal this summer , Mark Fitzpatrick, Expert Commentary, 22 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  20. 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
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Save the date

Fourth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference, Brussels (by invitation)

The fourth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament conference will be held in Brussels on 11 and 12 November 2015.
Agenda of the meeting, list of participants and presentations will be available online shortly after the conference.

Forthcoming Events

  1. September 24 - 30, 2015 General Debate, General Assembly of the United Nations
  2. September 28 - October 06, 2015 High-level annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly, New York
  3. September 29, 2015 Ninth Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), UN Headquarters, NYC
  4. September 30, 2015 A DPRK Perspective on the Situation in the Korean Peninsula, with HE Hyon Hak-bong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom, Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Chatham House, London
  5. 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
  6. October 1, 2015 The Evolution of Cyber Security in Space, Chatham House event, Bangalore, India (members only)
  7. October 1, 2015

    Small Arms and Light Weapons: The Real Weapons of Mass Destruction – New Dynamics in the Fight against the Illegal Trafficking of Small Arms, the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations, German House, 871 UN Plaza, New York

  8. October 1, 2015 Pakistan Security Conference 2015, RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET
  9. October 01, 2015 Governing Uranium: Launch of final report in Greenland (DIIS), Hotel Hans Egede, Conference room, 3900 Nuuk
  10. October 2, 2015 The Iran nuclear deal, Iran’s foreign policy and the crisis in Syria, RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET (by invitation only)
  11. 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
  12. October 6, 2015 UK PONI-Rolls-Royce: The Changing Face of Britain’s Nuclear Defence, Rolls-Royce Submarines , DE21 7XX (members only)
  13. October 7-16, 2015 Training Course on International Security, the Clingendael Institute, The Hague
  14. October 8, 2015 ‘Europe’s Security Crisis and the Role of Arms Control Talks in Building Confidence: A Roundtable Discussion’, RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET (by invitation only)
  15. October 14, 2015 The Iran Nuclear Deal: Separating Hate, Hype and Hope, with Richard Nephew, Program Director, Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, Chatham House, London (by invitation only)
  16. October 14 - 16, 2015 The Australia Group: challenges and future directions, Wilton Park conference (WP1412), Wiston House, UK
  17. October 15, 2015 Organizational Meeting on the Convention on Nuclear Safety, IAEA, Vienna
  18. October 19 - 23, 2015 IAEA International conference on global emergency preparedness and response, Vienna
  19. October 27 - 29, 2015

    India’s Role in Global Nuclear Governance, IDSA-PRIO Workshop, Oslo (by invitation only)

  20. October - November 2015 PSI Political meeting (TBD, Washington, DC)
  21. November 2, 2015 Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Testing, Chatham House workshop, London (by invitation only)
  22. November 11 - 12, 2015 Fourth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament conference, Brussels (by invitation)
  23. November 16-18, 2015 Forty-Fifth Session of the Preparatory Commission of the CTBTO
  24. November 16 - 19, 2015 First MediPiet Annual Scientific Conference: "Applying public health science to the field"
  25. November 26 - 27, 2015 IAEA Board of Governors, Vienna
  26. November 30 - December 04, 2015 14th meeting of the States parties to the Ottawa convention, Geneva
  27. November 30 - December 04, 2015 20th Conference of the States Parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), World Forum Convention Centre, The Hague
  28. March 29-30, 2016 Nuclear Industry Summit 2016, the Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C.
  29. March 31-April 1, 2016 Fourth Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
  30. June 2016 Target date for the release of the New EU Security Strategy
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EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament internships

The EUNPC 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).