[September/ October 2015]

Camilla Waszink: « The risk of proliferation is perceived as an obstacle to disarmament »

The Humanitarian Initiative has changed the dynamics of the discussion on nuclear weapons and identified a legal gap that should be addressed.

Spotlight on The International Law and Policy Institute

The International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) provides analytical work, juridical briefs, and policy advice within international law, human rights, corporate social responsibility, governance, and[...]

The EU, the OPCW and the future of the CWC

The Twentieth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) will be held in The Hague from 30 November to 4 December 2015. Among the many challenges to the OPCW and to the States parties to the Treaty, the future of the CWC is one that the Organization has been put on its agenda for several years, as the post-chemical weapons destruction[...]

The EU support to the CTBTO

The DIIS “Governing Uranium project” presented in Paris


Focus [December 2015 – January 2016]

The European Union and the Arms Trade Treaty

Overview of the latest EU documents, publications of the Consortium and publications from the network regarding the EU support for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

Publications of the Consortium

  1. Advancing disarmament verification tools: a task for Europe?, Malte Göttsche, Moritz Kütt, Götz Neuneck, Irmgard Niemeyer, NP Paper No.47, October 2015, 18pp.
  2. The EU's evolving responses to nuclear proliferation crises: from incentives to sanctions, Clara Portela, NP Paper No.46, July 2015, 16pp.
  3. 3D bio: declare, document and demonstrate, Filippa Lentzos, NP Paper No.45, April 2015, 14pp.
  4. Nuclear security in European Union member States, Marcy Fowler, Alisa Carrigan, NP Paper No.44, April 2015, 18pp.
  5. 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.
  6. Nuclear attitudes in Central Europe, Erzsebet N. Rozsa, Anna Peczeli, NP paper No.42, January 2015, 16pp.
  7. 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.
  8. The European Union's weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation clause: a 10-year assessment, Lina Grip, NP paper No.40, April 2014, 16p.
  9. Nuclear Trafficking Issues in the Black Sea Region, Lyudmila Zaitseva, Friedrich Steinhausler, NP paper No.39, April 2014, 24p.
  10. Iran's nuclear propensity: the probability of nuclear use, Thanos Dokos, NP paper No.38, March 2014, 16p
  11. Arms Trade Treaty assistance: identifying a role for the European Union, Mark Bromley, Paul Holtom, Discussion Paper, February 2014, 18p.
  12. The European Union and space: opportunities and risks, Jana Robinson, Michael Romancov, NP paper No.37, January 2014, 12p.
  13. 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.
  14. Export of dual-use chemicals to Syria: an assessment of European Union export controls, Ian Anthony, NP paper No.35, January 2014, 14p.
  15. 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. Iran nuclear deal Implementation Day is nigh , Mark Fitzpatrick, IISS Voices, 8 January 2016 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  2. North Korea - Nuclear bombs and bombast , Mark Fitzpatrick, IISS Voices, 6 January 2016 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  3. The Crisis of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty in the Global Context, Stefan C.P. Hinz, GCSP Geneva Paper – Research Series n°16, December 2015 , Geneva Centre for Security Policy
  4. Papers from the 2015 Annual Conference of the UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI), Timothy Stafford, Emil Dall (Ed by), Conference Reports, 23 December 2015 , Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
  5. Securing uranium ore concentrates - An approach to Uranium Security, Cindy Vestergaard , DIIS Policy Brief, 21 December 2015 , Danish Institute for International Studies
  6. Code of conduct on space activities: unsolved critiques and the question of its identity , Lucia Marta, Note No.26/2015, 17 December 2015 , Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
  7. The US Long Range Strike Bomber: Future Roles, Capabilities and Challenges, Justin Bronk, Timothy Stafford, RUSI Defence Systems, 11 December 2015 , Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
  8. The EU’s Performance in the 2015 NPT Review Conference: What Went Wrong , Megan Dee, European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol.20, Issue 4, pp. 591–608, December 2015
  9. Iran and the Possible Military Dimension: Case Closed? , Emil Dall, Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Commentary, 10 December 2015 , Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
  10. Perspectives on disarmament and continued relevance of the recommendations of the Blix Commission, Tariq Rauf, Event report, 9 November 2015 , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  11. Eliminating vs prohibiting nuclear weapons?, Nobuo Hayashi, 6 November 2015 , International Law and Policy Institute
  12. Is NATO Ready to Adapt to New Threats? The Bucharest Meeting and Allied Solidarity, Artur Kacprzyk, Wojciech Lorenz, Bulletin PISM no 99 (831), 3 November 2015 , Polski Instytut Spraw Miedzynarodowych
  13. Scenarios for Russia’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty, Jacek Durkalec, Bulletin PISM no 97 (829), 30 October 2015 , Polski Instytut Spraw Miedzynarodowych
  14. Britain’s nuclear debate - a home for Trident at Kings Bay? , Nick Childs, Politics and Strategy, The Survival Editors' Blog, 19 october 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  15. The NPT Review Conference: Analyzing the Outcome, Emmanuelle Maitre, Note No.19/2015, 7 October, 2015 , Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
  16. Cyber Security at Civil Nuclear Facilities: Understanding the Risks, Caroline Baylon, David Livingstone, Roger Brunt, Chatham House report, 5 October, 2015
  17. 100 years of chemical weapons and the future of the OPCW,

    Wilton Park conference Report, The Hague, Monday 15 June 2015 | WP1408, 2 October 2015

    , Wilton Park
  18. Trident Replacement and UK Nuclear-Deterrence Requirements in an Uncertain Future, Andrew Futter, RUSI Journal, 1 October 2015 , Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
  19. 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
  20. 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
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Fourth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference, Brussels (by invitation)

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

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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).