24 Dec 2014
India is a De Facto Member of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Author: Reshmi Kazi
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
This paper contends that India's commitment to a Indo-US nuclear agreement which maintains a moratorium on nuclear testing means that the country is observing the spirit of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) without being a signatory.
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2 Dec 2014
Building Nuclear Governance in the Asia Pacific
Author: David Santoro, Carl Baker
Pacific Forum CSIS
This paper provides an overview of the cooperation on nuclear issues taking place in the Asia Pacific region in 2014.
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The Obama Administration and the Middle East: The Final Two Years
Author: Yossi Alpher
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
This paper discusses the foreign policy the Obama administration is likely to pursue in the Middle East in its remaining two years in office.
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The Iranian Nuclear Issue: What Next?
Author: Roberto Toscano
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)
This commentary discusses some of the reasons why the P5+1 countries and Iran failed to come to an agreement on nuclear weapons proliferation at the end of 2014.
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Armed Groups and Guided Light Weapons
Author: Christelle Rigual
Small Arms Survey
This note describes the guided light weapons holdings of various armed groups throughout the world, with a particular emphasis on the types of weapons held and their relative sophistication.
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Russia’s Nuclear Posture: Modernization and the State of Arms Control
Author: Vincent C Fournier, Ulrich Kühn
Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) /
Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) /
Arms Control Association (ACA)
This brief analyzes Russia’s nuclear posture, its non-strategic nuclear arms, and Moscow’s nuclear doctrine.
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The European Union and the Humanitarian Initiative in the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Cycle
Author: Jenny Nielsen, Marianne Hanson
Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) /
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) /
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) /
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
This paper concentrates on one aspect of the Final Document of the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference – i.
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National Capacities and Residual Contamination: Liberia
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
This paper documents Liberia's experience of developing national clearance capacities to address explosive materials left over from conflict in the country.
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Post-Nuclear: The Future for Iran in its Neighbourhood
Author: Fatima Ayub, Kirk H Sowell, Shlomo Brom, Andrew Hammond, Ziya Meral, Aurélie Daher
European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
This paper examines how Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has fared in reshaping relations between his country and neighboring states in the context of the P5+1 negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program.
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