• Events

    After the Deadline: Assessing the Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

    28 November 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ali Ghezelbash,
    Independent Strategic Consultant
    Rouzbeh Parsi,
    Director, European Iran Research Group (EIRG)
    Ariane Tabatabai,
    Associate, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 28 November 2014, 12:30-2pm

  • Events

    Migration from developing and conflict regions into Europe

    24 November 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Andrej Mahecic
    Senior External Relations Officer, UNHCR UK
    Vincenzo Celeste
    Deputy Head, Italian Embassy
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 24 November 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Expert Commentary

    Samuel Charap: Is a Stable Agreement Possible Between Russia and Ukraine?

    01 November 2014.  Lecture by Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS, at the Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine, Saturday 1 November 2014 Politics, principles, and conscience demand that Ukraine make no agreements with Russia. After the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and incitement followed by direct intervention in the east, it would be unseemly at best and treasonous at worst for Kyiv to engage in any sort of deal-making with Moscow today –...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Christian Le Miere: The hunt for historical relevance in Sweden’s waters

    27 October 2014.  On 24 October, a week-long submarine hunt in Swedish waters ended, seemingly unsuccessfully. The operation was dubbed ‘The Hunt for Reds in October’ by international media. This light-hearted moniker may be inaccurate (are we even allowed to call Russians ‘Reds’ anymore?) and presumptuous (given that the national origin of the submarine is still unconfirmed), but is nonetheless useful as a signifier of earlier incidents in the Nordic countries. The most famous...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Francesco Cenedese: Could Matteo Renzi be Europe’s last chance?

    16 October 2014.  The European Union needs an effective political leader against the austerity policies associated with, and in some sense imposed by, Germany. The man for the job should have been French president François Hollande, but he has been busy dealing with private scandals and the lowest approval rating for a national leader in decades. After the European parliamentary elections in May, some in Europe started to look to Italian prime minister...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Chi Kong Chyong and Pierre Noël: Ukraine’s energy brinkmanship

    10 October 2014.  In the fog of its foreign-policy confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, the European Union seems unable to see its energy-security interests clearly or to act accordingly. Kiev has used the international crisis triggered by Russia’s actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine to restructure the contracts with Moscow it signed in 2009. It wants a much lower price for its gas imports and the ability to swap gas with Gazprom’s clients in...

  • Expert Commentary

    Sam Charap: How to Avoid a New Cold War

    07 October 2014.  Lecture by Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University on 30 September 2014, as part of the IISS-SAIS European and Eurasian Studies Fall lecture series.

  • Expert Commentary

    Mark Fitzpatrick: The Iran nuclear talks – a view from London

    02 October 2014.  I am happy to be back in the US, but I do like living in London. For those who prefer moderation, the weather is rarely ever too hot or too cold. The political weather is moderate, too. When the northern bits of the island threatened to break the 300-year union, Westminster’s response was to show its love by flying Scottish flags. British political parties quibble on many matters, but not...

  • Strategic Comments

    Scots say ‘no’, but risks for UK remain

    26 September 2014. 

    Although the result of the Scottish referendum on independence was clear, it heralds a new period of uncertainty for the UK. With nationwide constitutional changes promised for early 2015, it is possible that within a few years its composition and constitution could be substantially altered.

  • GSR

    The Purposes and Extent of Western Strategic and Military Capacity

    21 September 2014. 

    Global Stratgic Review 2014 Fifth Plenary Session
    Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Defence, Norway  
    Michael Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer, RAND; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War, All Souls College, University of Oxford;  Member of the Council, IISS  

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