• Events

    Terrorism and the new disorder

    08 February 2018. 

    Thursday 8 February, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    John Raine CMG OBE, Senior Adviser for Geopolitical Due Diligence, IISS

  • Events

    Divided we Thrive? Boko Haram and the Islamic State

    05 February 2018. 

    Monday 5 February, 4–5.30pm AST
    IISS-Middle East, Bahrain
    Speaker:
    Jacob Zenn J.D., Fellow on African Affairs, Jamestown Foundation

  • Events

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2017

    08 December 2017. 

    8–10 December 2017
    The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

  • Events

    Turkey’s perspective on the Middle East: is there light at the end of the tunnel?

    27 November 2017. 

    Monday 27 November, 5–6pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Binali Yıldırım, Prime Minister of Turkey

  • IISS Voices

    Background to the Sinai conflict

    24 November 2017.  The November mosque attack on civilians in Sinai points to the enduring threat posed by jihadist militants in the area. The IISS Armed Conflict Survey includes analysis on the ongoing conflict in the Sinai Peninsula.

  • Strategic Comments

    Strategic implications of the ambush in Niger

    22 November 2017. 

    The October jihadist ambush in Niger that left four American soldiers on a combined patrol with Nigerien forces dead has raised questions about the extent to which US military personnel should advise and assist local military operations overseas. It has also produced controversy about civil-military relations in the Trump administration. As a result, Congress's post-9/11 Authorization of the Use of Military Force, delegating broad powers to the president to initiate counter-terrorism efforts, may be curtailed.

  • Survival

    How Will the Islamic State Endure?

    20 November 2017.  The Islamic State after the caliphate may yet inspire more and increasing violence.

  • Events

    Al-Qaeda since 9/11 and its rivalry with the Islamic State

    15 November 2017. 

    Wednesday 15 November, 12.30–2pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Cathy Scott-Clark, award-winning writer and documentary producer
    Adrian Levy, award-winning writer and documentary producer
    Chair:
    Nelly Lahoud, Senior Fellow for Political Islamism, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Challenges, opportunities, and innovation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific

    27 October 2017.  The international security community should seek to bring North Korea to its senses, not its knees, advises Commander of the United States Pacific Command Admiral Harry B. Harris.

  • Strategic Comments

    The Rohingya crisis

    26 October 2017. 

    The mass exodus of some 600,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh, triggered by the Myanmar government's repressive policies, has produced a severe humanitarian crisis and geopolitical disruption in the region. While the international community is responding fitfully to both developments, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's reputation as a liberal reformer has been tainted and Myanmar's international rehabilitation limited.

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