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Will Europe’s latest move lead to the demise of the Iran nuclear deal?

Dr Tytti Erästö and Dr Tarja Cronberg

Last week France, Germany and the United Kingdom (the so-called E3) announced that they would trigger the dispute resolution mechanism (DRM) of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal.

Tensions on Iraqi soil likely to overshadow anti-government protest demands

Dr Dylan O’Driscoll

Amid the rapidly increasing tensions between the US and Iran, there is a real danger that the demands of the Iraqi protest movement could be side-lined. The current protests, which sprung up in October 2019, risk having their demands ignored as the Iraqi government shifts it’s focus to dealing with the current crisis.

Language matters: The women, peace and security agenda in Japan and South Korea

Ayako Tsujisaka and Yeonju Jung

In order to examine Japan and South Korea’s approaches to the WPS agenda, this blog sheds light on how they have shaped their development and humanitarian aid policy.

Advances in 3D printing technology: Increasing biological weapon proliferation risks?

Kolja Brockmann

The states parties to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) are gathering in Geneva from 29 July to 8 August

Understanding local perceptions of security in Mali: The White Book

Annelies Hickendorff

The English summary of the Civil Society White Book on Peace and Security in Mali (White Book) is now available.

Governance as a root cause of protracted conflict and sustainable peace: Moving from rhetoric to a new way of working

Ryan Sheely and Carrie O’Neil

Following the 2019 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, SIPRI is pleased to share guest blog posts from partner organizations.

Fifty years of the NPT—cause for celebration or commemoration?

Dr Tytti Erästö

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which entered into force in 1970, is turning 50 next year. As suggested by discussions at the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference (PrepCom)—held in New York on 29 April–10 May 2019—it might not be a happy anniversary. Despite their ritualistic affirmations that the NPT is the cornerstone of the global nuclear order, states parties remained divided on substantive issues.

Rethinking stabilization efforts in Somalia

Dr Giovanni Faleg

Ahead of the 2019 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, SIPRI is pleased to share guest blog posts from partner organizations.

Governing the ‘ungoverned’: Suppressing the Islamic State’s insurgency in Iraq

Dr Dylan O’Driscoll

As the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) launched an operation to target the Islamic State in the Hamrin mountain range in Iraq on the 11 April 2019, it is pertinent to examine the i