• Politics and Strategy

    Matthew Harries: Trident and the spectre of unilateralism

    23 January 2015.  On 20 January, the House of Commons debated the motion that 'this House believes that Trident should not be renewed'. Parliament voted in 2007 to renew the United Kingdom’s nuclear forces – but after eight years and a reported £1.24 billion in spending on the successor programme, it is still not entirely clear what will happen once the current generation of ballistic-missile submarines begins to leave service around 20 years...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: Degrees of Separation

    09 January 2015.  I was riding my usual train home last night when a friend in Boston called my cell phone. He announced, in preface, that he had something shocking to tell me. The sister of a mutual graduate-school friend was among the 12 people shot dead in the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on Wednesday. She looked like my old friend, she was an accomplished and beloved psychologist, and she wrote a...

  • Expert Commentary

    L'Opinion: Les démocraties doivent se préparer à gérer les conséquences du terrorisme

    08 January 2015.  L'Opinion interview with Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy Quelques heures après la tuerie au siège du journal Charlie Hebdo, les questions sur les raisons d’un tel drame ou sur ses conséquences ne vont pas tarder à émerger. François Heisbourg , spécialiste du terrorisme, met en garde contre tout excès menant à modifier trop vite l’arsenal législatif français. Comment une démocratie traverse un moment aussi...

  • IISS Voices

    Nigel Inkster: The Aftermath of Charlie Hebdo

    08 January 2015.  By Nigel Inkster, Director for Transnational Threats and Political Risk The circumstances surrounding the attack by three gunmen on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are still unfolding and authoritative commentary is hard to produce. One of the suspects has turned himself in and the two remaining suspects, French nationals of Algerian origin with jihadist antecedents, are the subject of a nationwide manhunt. As is so often the case, it was...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Noise and Signal in Climate Science

    18 December 2014.  The last week or so has been a busy one for watchers of climate change and climate politics. On Monday I weighed in on the UN summit in Lima. But three other stories also drew my attention: new data on Arctic ice loss; 2014’s record temperatures and the end of the ‘pause’, and Denmark’s ‘claim’ to the North Pole. For all three, there is less than meets the eye, but...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Alex Nicoll: UK constitution - a three-act play

    17 December 2014.  Scotland’s vote in September to remain within the United Kingdom was but one step in what could turn out to be a constitutional upheaval. The outcome might be a very different kind of country. Or it might not be. At this stage, it is impossible to tell. As it turns out, the decisive outcome of the referendum did not even resolve the issue of Scotland’s future. As I wrote in...

  • Events

    International Diplomacy and the Ukraine Crisis

    15 December 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting

    The Hon. Vladimir Lukin
    Former Russian Ambassador to the US;
    Special Envoy of the Russian President for the February 21st Negotiations on Ukraine

    The Hon. Richard Burt
    Managing Director, McLarty Associates;
    Former US Ambassador to Germany;
    Chief US Negotiator for the START Agreement

    Sir Michael Leigh
    Transatlantic Academy Fellow, German Marshall Fund;
    Former Director-General for Enlargement, European Commission

    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Monday, 15 December 2014, 9:30-10:30am EST/ 2:30-3:30pm GMT

  • Events

    The Ukrainian Crisis: A Test for Europe and the World

    09 December 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Petro Poroshenko
    President of Ukraine
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Tuesday 09 December 2014

  • Manama Voices

    Dina Esfandiary: Discussing the extension of nuclear negotiations

    07 December 2014.  By Dina Esfandiary, Research Association, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme Iran has been at the top of the agenda during this year's Manama Dialogue. From the extension of the nuclear negotiations to recent efforts against Daesh in Iraq, Tehran's activities in the region continue to baffle and frighten its neighbours. In Tehran however, the focus is internal. But for Iran to make progress on domestic issues, it must first get...

  • Manama Dialogue

    Reflections on 10 Years of Regional Security Changes: Mark Fitzpatrick

    07 December 2014. 

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Fifth Plenary Session
    Mark Fitzpatrick
    Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS

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