Dr Tytti Erasto

Dr Tytti Erasto

Dr Tytti Erästö started as Researcher on nuclear weapon issues at SIPRI in October 2017, focusing on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation issues.

Her recent and current research focuses on the Iran nuclear deal, the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty, the U.S./NATO-Russia missile defense dispute, as well as the global disarmament and non-proliferation regime.

Previously she has worked at the Ploughshares Fund in Washington D.C., Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, and the Tampere Peace Research Institute in Finland.

European leaders have clearly set themselves apart from the United States and the administration of President Donald J. Trump in relation to the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. They view the deal—also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—as a success for non-proliferation and international security. In contrast, the current US Government has criticised the deal for failing to address non-nuclear issues, notably Iran’s continuing ballistic missile development, which the USA has long viewed as both a regional and a global threat.