Vienna outreach side event on HCoC

28 May 2014

On 28 May 2014, the FRS organised, on behalf of the European Union, an outreach event in support of both the HCoC and ballistic missile non-proliferation. This meeting took place at the Vienna International Centre in the margins of the HCoC annual meeting of subscribing states.



  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • H.E. Györgyi Martin ZANATHY, Permanent Representative of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna



  • H.E. Toshiro OZAWA, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organisations in Vienna; Outgoing HCoC Chair
    • The role of HCoC and activities carried out during the Japanese Presidency
  • Edgar PÉREZ ALVÁN, Minister Counsellor, Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent Delegation of Peru to the International Organisations in Vienna; Incoming HCoC Chair
    • Perspectives for HCoC and aims for the Peruvian Presidency
  • Dr. Mark SMITH, Programme Director, Defence and Security, Wilton Park
    • Current and future challenges facing HCoC and the potential means of enhancing its role



  • Dr. Han HUA, Director, Center for Arms Control and Disarmament, Peking University School of International Studies
    • Chinese perceptions of the issues and trends in the ballistic field, HCoC and the regional security environment
  • Animesh ROUL, Executive Director, Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict, New Delhi
    • Indian perceptions of the issues and trends in the ballistic field, HCoC and the regional security environment
Issue Briefs

The HCoC and South Asia

India’s and Pakistan’s ballistic missiles are mostly designed as delivery vehicles for their nuclear weapons. While intrinsically linked to their national security, ballistic missiles also have regional security implications for South Asia. Non-proliferation and arms control efforts have so far been aimed at the bilateral level. Subscription to other instruments including the HCoC remains low in the region, although India joined the HCoC in 2016.

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The use of the existing WMD free zones as an exemple and a potential Framework for further initiatives banning ballistic missiles

Taken as a wide-ranging notion, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have not produced significant instruments in international security over time, UNSCR1540 being an exception. As such, there are no existing WMD free zones (WMDFZ) which can be used as examples and as potential frameworks for further initiatives banning ballistic missiles.

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North Korean Short Range Systems: Military consequences of the development of the KN-23, KN-24 and KN-25

This study focuses on the new systems introduced, and assesses their potential impact as conventional weapons and as non-conventional weapons. Through an analysis of the possible capacities of these systems, this study examines their consequences on North Korean strategy. It concludes by exploring what this change of strategy may lead to, in military terms, and in political terms, on the Korean peninsula.

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