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 [August 2014]

Export controls

Overview of the latest EU official documents, publications and events from the network regarding International and Regional Export Controls regimes

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 15 - 19, 2014: IAEA Board of Governors, Vienna, Austria
  2. September 17 - 18, 2014: Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: the Role of Nuclear Security, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
  3. September 19 - 21, 2014: IISS Annual Global Strategic Review Conference, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
  4. September 22 - 26, 2014: IAEA General Conference, Vienna, Austria
  5. September 24 - 26, 2014: Wilton Park conference: Compliance issues in the BTWC (WP1342), Wiston House, UK
  6. September 26, 2014: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  7. September 29 - October 03, 2014: VCDNP September 2014 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course, Vienna, Austria
  8. September 29, 2014: IAEA Board of Governors, Vienna, Austria
  9. October 06 - November 05, 2014: UN General Assembly First Committee, 69th Session, New York, USA
  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 11, 12, 2014: CBRN CoE 3rd Round Table meeting for North Africa Region, Algiers, Algeria
  16. November 17 - 21, 2014: IAEA Board of Governors (incl. Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee), Vienna, Austria
  17. 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
  18. 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