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The frenetic diplomacy the Gulf region is witnessing, after the nuclear deal struck in Geneva 10 days ago between the great powers and Iran, may finally amount to more than the polite theatre of recent years says Emile Hokayem.
When foreign-affairs and security leaders from the Gulf region and beyond converge on Manama this weekend, not only the recent deal with Iran, but also the process by which it came about, will be on their mind says Mark Fitzpatrick.
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced that he will attend the 2013 Manama Dialogue. The 9th IISS Regional Security Summit will be held 6-8 December 2013.
Disquiet in the Gulf over the interim nuclear deal with Iran has added to the anguish about a break in US–Saudi relations. But there is still much that Riyadh and Washington can collaborate on argues Steven Simon.
This week's EU Eastern Partnership summit offers European integration as a reward for reform to six ex-Soviet republics. Ukraine has controversially said it's not ready to sign a deal. A new Strategic Comment weighs the chances others will.
Manish Tewari, India's Minister of Information and Broadcasting, gave the latest IISS-Fullerton Lecture 'Reviving the India Story - Policy Priorities for a Congress Government' on Wednesday in Singapore.
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Kevin Rudd, the former Prime Minister of Australia who recently announced his retirement from frontline politics, will deliver the 2013 Alastair Buchan Memorial Lecture on Monday 16 December.
The latest IISS annual assessment of global events analyses a year dominated by upheaval in the Arab world, especially in Syria and Egypt.
The latest edition of the institute’s flagship book has essays on the wars in Afghanistan and Syria, and on trends in capabilities.
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In the October–November issue of Survival, Nigel Inkster analyses Sino-American competition in space and cyberspace. Also in this issue: Shashank Joshi and Aaron Stein on emerging drone nations and Brendan Taylor on China’s relations with North Korea.
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