The 2018 UK PONI Papers examine contemporary civil and military nuclear issues and are written by emerging experts from academia, government and industry who presented at the 2018 UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) Annual Conference.
A flurry of recent activity on the North Korean diplomatic front has kept researchers in the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme at RUSI extremely busy over the past few months. Their latest research findings indicate that policymakers should focus on pursuing small gains over a grand bargain, as well as balancing Tokyo’s long-term view and scepticism of China with Seoul’s focus on short-...
This is the updated version of the model law from the previous guidance paper produced by RUSI on countering proliferation finance. It aims to assist governments seeking to strengthen their legal and institutional frameworks to counter proliferation finance.
A coalition of Reformist/Moderate candidates made strong gains in Iran’s recent parliamentary election even though the political landscape is still largely conservative. The result will likely support President Hassan Rouhani’s policies as he presses for further economic, but not political, reforms.
Having belatedly moved to degrade and destroy the primary Daesh funding source within its reach, the international community must now embark on the next phase through targeted financial strategies against middlemen and capacity building in peripheral economies.
North Korea’s satellite launch is the country’s second major provocation this year. International reactions, including calls for new sanctions and for additional US missile-defence assets in the region, make clear that Pyongyang’s latest steps will test its adversaries and allies.