This month in [Summer 2014]

Ondrej Ditrych: « NATO needs to be prepared for other possible crises to come »

Even if the Ukrainian crisis does not mark a change of paradigm for Czech defence and security professionals, the Czech Republic supports shoring up the Alliance's defences.

Spotlight on The Institute of International Relations Prague

The Institute of International Relations Prague - IIR, founded in 1957, is a public research institution founded by the charter of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. As the country's leading think tank on matters of foreign and [...]

First EU-Pakistan Dialogue on Non-Proliferation

The first round of Pakistan-European Union Bilateral Dialogue on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy was held in Islamabad on June 17, 2014. On this occasion, Ambassador Jacek Bylica represented the EU and led its delegation in these high-level talks with Tasnim Aslam, Additional Secretary at the Ministry of [...]

The EU in support of the Helsinki Conference

The 13th IISS Asia Security Summit


Focus [September 2014]

The EU's Sanctions Policy

Overview of the latest EU official documents, publications of the Consortium and publications from the network regarding the European Union's sanctions policy against proliferation

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. This Week: Prospects for Agreement with Iran , Norman Moss, September 22, 2014, British American Security Information Council
  2. This Week: Trident - a liability the UK can ill afford to keep , Paul Ingram, September 17, 2014, British American Security Information Council
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Deterrence intrudes on EU conference , Mark Fitzpatrick, IISS Blog, September 09, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Iran’s Nuclear Future, Peter Jenkins, Richard Dalton, Research Paper, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House, September 2014, 20p.
  10. The Case Against Total Nuclear Disarmament, Sinan Ülgen, Op Ed, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, August 25, 2014, Carnegie Europe
  11. Russia’s Violation of the INF Treaty: Consequences for NATO, Jacek Durkalec, PISM Bulletin No. 107 (702), 13 August 2014, 2p., The Polish Institute of International Affairs
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Transnational Governance and Democratic Legitimacy: The Case of WMD Proliferation, Peter van Ham, July 2014, 93p., Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael'
  15. The P5 Nuclear Dialogue - Five Years On, Andrea Berger, Occasional Paper, July 2014, 25p., Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Syria and the removal of chemical weapons , Dina Esfandiary, IISS Voices, June 25, 2014, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  19. 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
  20. 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
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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 29 - October 03, 2014: VCDNP September 2014 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course, Vienna, Austria
  2. October 06 - 07, 2014: PRIF Annual Conference: Just Institutions and Institutional Justice in Global Politics
  3. October 06, 2014: US Arms Control Policy and Strategic Posture in the Face of a Resurgent Russia, Discussion Meeting, Elbridge Colby
    Robert M. Gates Fellow, Center for a New American Security, IISS, Arundel House, London
  4. October 06 - November 05, 2014: UN General Assembly First Committee, 69th Session, New York, USA
  5. October 08, 2014: 20e rencontres parlementaiers de la défense, Maison de la Chimie, Paris 75007 (in french, by invitation only)
  6. October 08, 2014: The U.S. Approach to Nuclear Arms Control in the Second Obama Term, a seminar by Ambassador Steven Pifer, Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at Brookings Institution, VCDNP, the Conference Hall of the Permanent Mission of Japan, Vienna, Austria
  7. October 09, 2014: Les nouveaux défis stratégiques en Asie, Maison de la chimie (28 rue Saint-Dominique - Paris 7ème), FRS
  8. October 14 - 16, 2014: Security Jam 2014, PISM
  9. October 15 - 18, 2014: Strengthened multi-sectoral collaboration in addressing biosecurity threats in the ASEAN region (WP1335), Wilton Park conference, Jakarta
  10. October 20 - 24, 2014: Symposium on International Safeguards: Linking Strategy, Implementation and People, IAEA/ESARDA/INMM, Vienna, Austria
  11. October 27 - 28, 2014: CBRN CoE Heads of Regional Secretariat meeting, Brussels, Belgium
  12. 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
  13. October 28 - 30, 2014: Forty-Third Session of the Preparatory Commission of the CTBTO
  14. November 2014: Jordan to host full-scale CTBT on-site inspection exercise (Integrated Field Exercise 2014 - IFE14)
  15. November 04-05, 2014: The Inaugural Joint UK-US Project on Nuclear Issues Conference, RUSI, Wokefield Park Hotel, Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, Reading, RG7 3AH
  16. November 11, 12, 2014: CBRN CoE 3rd Round Table meeting for North Africa Region, Algiers, Algeria
  17. November 13 - 14, 2014: The 2014 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, Geneva
  18. November 13 - 14, 2014: Resilience Conference, RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET
  19. November 17 - 21, 2014: IAEA Board of Governors (incl. Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee), Vienna, Austria
  20. December 08 - 09, 2014: Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, Vienna Hofburg Palace
  21. December 15 - 19, 2014: Nuclear non-proliferation: preparing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference (WP1343), Wilton Park conference, Wiston House, UK
  22. 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
  23. 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 was held in Brussels at the Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel from Thursday 4 September to Friday 5 September 2014.