An Ill Wind: How the Sale of Mistral Warships to Russia is Undermining EU Arms Transfer Controls
Author: Roy Isbister, Yannick Quéau
Groupe de recherche et d'information sur la paix et la securite (GRIP)
Given the recent brouhaha surrounding France's 2011 agreement to supply Russia with two Mistral warships, this brief 1) raises serious questions about the EU's current arms transfer control system, and 2) recommends ways to stop member states from un...
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Too Close for Comfort: The Threat of Near Nuclear Use
Author: Eric Schlosser, Ronald Sturm, Heather Williams
This is a transcript of a panel discussion on historical cases, particularly in the US, where nuclear weapons were nearly used due to miscalculations, accidents or errors as well as the implications of these episodes for policymakers in how to avoid ...
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Beyond Boundaries: The Role of the IAEA in Balancing Security and Development Priorities
Author: Audrey Williams
This report reviews the IAEA's dual role of 1) facilitating the peaceful, development-centered use of nuclear technologies, and 2) preventing their use in weapons programs.
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Mitigating the Security Risks Posed by a Near-Nuclear Iran
Author: Matthew Kroenig
This paper argues that regardless of the outcome of non-proliferation talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries, it is almost certain that Tehran will retain at least a latent nuclear capability, i.
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23 Oct 2014
Regulating RoboCop: The Need for International Governance Innovation in Drone and AWS Development and Use
Author: Melisa Foster, Virgil Haden-Pawlowski
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
This brief discusses how drones and autonomous weapons systems (AWS) are being developed without first being subjected to adequate legal reviews, which are supposedly required by International Humanitarian Law.
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16 Oct 2014
Myanmar on a Nonproliferation Roll
Author: David Santoro
Pacific Forum CSIS
This paper discusses the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons nonproliferation commitments Myanmar has made since the country's democratic and political reforms started in 2011.
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2 Oct 2014
The Middle East WMDFZ Conference: Adjusting the Agenda to Realities on the Ground
Author: Emily B Landau, Shimon Stein
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This commentary discusses the challenges facing efforts to start the process of bringing about a weapons of mass destruction free zone in the Middle East, as mandated by the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
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The ATT Baseline Assessment Project
This paper examines the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a multilateral, legally-binding agreement that establishes common standards for the international trade of conventional weapons and seeks to reduce the illicit arms trade, which will enter into effect ...
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Air and Space Power Journal: September-October 2014
Author: Robert D Davis, Joseph O Chapa, Jason M Newcomer, Sandra L Kolberg, Jon M Corey, Mort Rolleston, Ric Trimillos, Tom Gill, Mark Clodfelter, John F Price Jr
Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
This issue of the Air and Space Power Journal includes articles on 1) potential arming and refueling points for US aircraft in the Asia-Pacific; 2) the lack of public awareness regarding the US policy of operating remotely piloted aircraft; 3) the ri...
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Toward the 2015 NPT Review Conference
Author: Lianet Vazquez
British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
This paper uses a variety sources, including interviews with representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Qatar and Iran to examine the position of Middle East state officials toward the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
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