• Events

    A Road Map to Strategic Relevance: EU Security Policy Options in Southeast Asia

    03 June 2016. 

    Report Launch
    Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 3 June, 2016, 12-1pm SGT

  • Survival

    Brexit and Political Malpractice

    20 May 2016. 

    Starting with David Cameron’s decision to promise a referendum, Britain’s politicians have contrived to make Brexit worryingly possible.

  • Survival

    Brexit’s Lessons for Democracy

    20 May 2016. 

    The campaign has already taught us important lessons about direct democracy, European integration and political communication.

  • Survival

    Brexit and European Security

    20 May 2016. 

    Europe’s troubles will impose themselves uninvited onto a post-Brexit United Kingdom, because Britain is where it is.

  • Survival

    Brexit, Intelligence and Terrorism

    20 May 2016. 

    An EU that did not have the UK as a core component of its counter-terrorism and security efforts would arguably be much weaker, leaving the UK facing greater risks.

  • Survival

    Brexit and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    20 May 2016. 

    Extracting the United Kingdom from the European Union could leave both in a much weaker position.

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Nicoll: Despite fears of Brexiteers, greater EU defence cooperation makes sense

    12 May 2016.  Brexiteers’ fear of a ‘European army’ is laughable, argues Alexander Nicoll, given the ongoing failure of European countries to pool their defence efforts - greater EU defence cooperation would be better for all members, but domestic interests always get in the way

  • IISS Voices

    Chris Raggett: Corruption, security and the UK

    11 May 2016.  On 12 May, the UK government will host an anti-corruption summit in London. With the leaders of Afghanistan, Colombia and Nigeria set to attend, Chris Raggett asks whether this 'coalition of the willing' will mark a change from the slow progress to date.

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: France is falling into the trap set by Isis

    10 May 2016.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chair of the IISS Council France needs to 'resist the war-on-terror rhetoric and alienating French Muslims', argues Francois Heisbourg. Isis wants to bring about civil war in Europe, but will succeed 'only if a misguided response by European governments and societies plays into its hands'. Heisbourg writes that France is in danger of providing such a response, and although it 'can still change tack... time is running out'. Read the full...

  • Strategic Comments

    The UK Brexit vote and its potential strategic impact

    20 April 2016. 

    The United Kingdom's 'Leave' camp is mounting a strident and emotive campaign for the UK's departure from the European Union, and has gained significant popular traction. 'Brexit' would pose serious economic and political risks to the UK and significantly diminish the EU’s size and clout. The 'Remain' camp will need to work hard to mobilise voters and put across the EU’s benefits more effectively to prevent Brexit.

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