middle east office

IISS-Middle East

The International Institute for Strategic Studies - Manama, Bahrain

The Manama office serves as a base for the Institute's many research programmes and activities throughout the region. It acts as a link to IISS initiatives in Europe, North America and Asia.

Bahrain Bay

The IISS Bahrain Bay Forum 28-29 November 2015

Regional Instability and Economic Development

The IISS Bahrain Bay Forum 2015 will bring together economic policymakers, business leaders, bankers and financial analysts, diplomats and experts in the field of geo-economics from around the world, particularly from the Middle East and major G20 member countries.

Syria conflict enters fifth year

The conflict in Syria is now in its fifth year. The IISS provides expert, regularly updated analysis and in-depth examinations

Strategic Comments

Libya’s fragmented conflict resists solutions

While Libya’s civil war notionally has two sides, each is made up of a multitude of militias and factions with ever-changing internal dynamics.

 new era of GCC geo-economic opportunity with China and India

A new era of GCC geo-economic opportunity

How do the rise of India and China as global economic powers provide new opportunities for GCC economies to increase their global investment outreach?