Our Department contributing to research on the EU’s role in non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
The Department of History, Politics and Philosophy at MMU has become one of only a few research institutions in the UK affiliated with EU Non-Proliferation Consortium – the European Network of Independent European Think Tanks.
In July 2010 the Council of the European Union decided to create a network bringing together foreign policy institutions and research centres from across the EU to encourage political and security-related dialogue and the long-term discussion of measures to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems.
The EU Non-Proliferation Consortium is managed jointly by four institutes entrusted with the project, in close cooperation with the representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
The four institutes are the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique in Paris, the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt (HSFK/ PRIF), the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
The Consortium began its work in January 2011 and forms the core of a wider network of European non-proliferation “think tanks” and research centres which will be closely associated with the activities of the Consortium. The Department oh History, Politics and Philosophy at MMU is now affiliated with the Consortium through its research on the role of the EU in preventing the proliferation of WMD.
For more information please contact Dr Kamil Zwolski by email:
January 18th, 2012 - 09:21am