Global Security

The Global Security programme focuses on challenges to Europe connected with the existence nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, as well as delivery vehicles. It promotes the reduction of the role of nuclear weapons and strengthening of non-proliferation regimes and arms control treaties, including New START, the INF, and the NPT.

It promotes entry into force of the CTBT and efforts to conclude a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT). It also addresses the threat of nuclear terrorism, gaps in nuclear materials security arrangements, and also the impact of missile defence. A sub-programme focuses on the ways in which European countries can respond effectively to the challenges of the security environment in the Middle East.

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Commentary

From an Isolated Iran to an Isolated US

Hans Blix, former IAEA Director General and ELN member, argues that American concerns over Iran’s nuclear weapons intentions may be more of a marketing ploy than a real worry.

17 November 2017 | Hans Blix
Global Security
Commentary

The Grim Gamble of the Trump Administration on Iran

Emmanuelle Maitre argues that the Trump administration’s policy shift means that it is now the US which is violating the spirit of the JCPOA. By targeting the motivations of potential investors, it is making the deal much less attractive for Tehran.

3 November 2017 | Emmanuelle Maitre
Global Security
Commentary

What Next for the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Ambassador Carlo Trezza argues that certification of Iranian compliance is a multilateral decision and that the United States should not place domestic electoral calculations ahead of global security.

18 October 2017 | Carlo Trezza
Global Security

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