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.

IISS announces the appointment of Sir John Jenkins as Executive Director IISS–Middle East

The IISS is delighted to announce the appointment of Sir John Jenkins as Executive Director of the IISS–Middle East as of 27 January 2015.  Sir John serves at present as the UK ambassador to the Saudi Arabia, and has previously been ambassador to Iraq, Syria and Libya.

Analysing the Arab Spring

Since early 2011, the institute has been researching and reporting on the political changes that have radically altered the Middle East and North African region.

Latest Middle East Posts

Middle Eastern Security, the US Pivot & the Rise of ISIS

To mark the tenth anniversary of the IISS Manama Dialogue the IISS has published an Adelphi book that analyses the key challenges now faced by the Middle East.

Business Opportunity and Risk in the Gulf

This IISS conference brought together experts, policymakers and business leaders to explore how the new Geo-economic relationships in the Middle East will develop.