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.

12th Regional Security Summit

IISS Manama Dialogue 2016

The 12th IISS Manama Dialogue will take place from Friday 09 December to Sunday 11 December in Manama, Bahrain.


The IISS Bahrain Bay Forum 28-29 November 2015

Regional Instability and Economic Development

The IISS Bahrain Bay Forum 2015 brought 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 Comment

US–Saudi relations

US–Saudi relations have always been transactional, but recent developments have caused their interests to diverge.

New Adelphi Book

Egypt After the Spring

In-depth analysis of the tumultuous period between the 2011 uprisings and Abdel Fattah Al‑Sisi's rule in 2015.