[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 [July - August 2015]

The Iran nuclear deal

Overview of the latest EU official documents, publications of the Consortium and publications from the network regarding the negotiations and the conclusion of a 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. The Long March to an IAEA Nuclear Fuel Bank: Kazakhstan's Role, Tariq Rauf, 27 August 2015, 4pp. , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Iran's nuclear programme, possible military dimensions, Robert Kelley, Tariq Rauf, Assessment series, 2015 , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  5. Effects of the P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran, Marcin Andrzej Piotrowski, Bulletin No. 74 (806), 23 July 2015 , Polski Instytut Spraw Miedzynarodowych
  6. 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
  7. The Path to an Upgraded EU Foreign Policy, Pierre Vimont, Policy Outlook, 30 June 2015. , Carnegie Europe
  8. Experts discuss prospects for the Iran deal, Bruno Tertrais, Lukasz Kulesa, 29 June 2015 , European Leadership Network
  9. Iran: It's the Final Countdown, Cristina Varriale, BASIC Blog, 26 June 2015 , British American Security Information Council
  10. Verifying an Iran nuclear deal, Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics & strategy, the Survival Editors' Blog, 25 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  11. Financing Nuclear Power Plant Projects: a New Paradigm?, Fabienne PEHUET LUCET , Enote - note de l'IFRI, May 2015, 50pp. , Institut Français des Relations Internationales
  12. Tehran Times: Iran, major powers will agree on comprehensive deal this summer , Mark Fitzpatrick, Expert Commentary, 22 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  13. 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
  14. Towards and Beyond a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran, Ellie Geranmayeh, The International Spectator, 50/2, 19 June 2015, pp.1-7 , Istituto Affari Internazionali
  15. Limiting Iran’s nuclear R&D, Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics & Strategy - the Survival Editors' Blog, 19 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  16. Inspecting Iran anywhere, but not anytime , Mark Fitzpatrick, Politics and Strategy, The Survival Editors' Blog, 16 June 2015 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  17. SIPRI Yearbook 2015, 15 June 2015 , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  18. The 2015 NPT Review Conference: setting the record straight , Tariq Rauf,                     June 15, 2015 , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  19. China’s Military Strategy 2015, Morgane Farghen , Note No.15/15, 12pp., 11 June 2015 , Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
  20. Russia, the 2015 NPT RevCon, and the INF Treaty , Petr Topychkanov , ELN, 10 June 2015 , European Leadership Network
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Ad Hoc Consortium Actions and Related Activities

EU Support for the HCoC

On 15 December 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted Decision 2014/913/CFSP [...]

Preparing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference

An international seminar on “Preparing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference,” [...]

Annecy Workshop: the 2015 NPT RevCon

On March 13-14, 2015, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies [...]

Forthcoming Events

  1. August 31 - September 04, 2015 Sixth annual summer programme on disarmament and non-proliferation of WMD in a changing world, OPCW / Asser Instituut
  2. September 2015 PSI Exercise Maru 2015 (New Zealand)
  3. September 7 - 11, 2015 IAEA Board of governors meeting, Vienna
  4. September 07 - 11, 2015 First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  5. September 9 - 11, 2015 World Nuclear Symposium 2015, London
  6. September 11, 2015 The Middle East after the Iran Nuclear Deal, Corporate Breakfast with Emile Hokayem, IISS, Arundel House, London
  7. September 14 - 19, 2015 Summer School Global Challenges - ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa, Portugal
  8. September 14 - 18, 2015 IAEA General Conference, Vienna
  9. September 18, 2015 End of Part three of the 2015 session of the Disarmament Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  10. September 21 - 25, 2015 September 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament short course, VCDNP, Vienna
  11. September 24 - 25, 2015 Compliance with the BTWC: strategies towards the 2016 review conference, Wilton Park conference (WP1416), Wiston house, UK
  12. September 29, 2015 Ninth Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), UN Headquarters, NYC
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. October 7-16, 2015 Training Course on International Security, the Clingendael Institute, The Hague
  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 - November 2015 PSI Political meeting (TBD, Washington, DC)
  20. November 11 - 12, 2015 Fourth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament conference, Brussels (by invitation)
  21. November 16-18, 2015 Forty-Fifth Session of the Preparatory Commission of the CTBTO
  22. November 16 - 19, 2015 First MediPiet Annual Scientific Conference: "Applying public health science to the field"
  23. November 26 - 27, 2015 IAEA Board of Governors, Vienna
  24. 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).