• Events

    The UK and the EU: Making the most of an awkward partnership

    15 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rt Hon. Lord Garel-Jones
    Member, House of Lords, Former Minister of State, Foreign and 
    Commonwealth Office
    Managing Director, UBS; Chairman UBS Latin America
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 15 July 2015, 6-8pm

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: British Lessons from Afghanistan

    30 June 2015. 

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: The Long-Term Consequences of a Greek Exit

    26 June 2015.  There is currently a debate between those who argue that the single currency can more easily survive a Greek exit from the euro than it could have in the past and those who argue that it will be a shock to the markets similar to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. That debate will only end if the crisis abates or there is a natural experiment. The differences...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Lessons to Learn (and Not to Learn) from the Greek Crisis

    24 June 2015.  Europe’s heads of state and government held an emergency summit on Greece at roughly the same time that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a report he had drawn up with support from the presidents of the European Parliament, European Council, European Central Bank and Eurogroup for ‘Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union’. This juxtaposition is only partly coincidental. The ‘five presidents’ have been working on their report because the...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: The Pope’s Divisions

    19 June 2015.  It has been less than a decade since climate change began to emerge at the top of the international agenda. In March 2007, in his first major address after taking office, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said there was an urgent need to reframe the debate from an environmental to a development and security issue, and that it would be one of his top priorities as secretary-general. Six weeks later, on...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Why the New US Trade Agenda Is Such a Hard Sell

    17 June 2015.  Trade policy is in trouble in the United States right now primarily because it is not ‘trade policy’. Instead, US President Barack Obama has framed his trade agenda around parallel agreements on regulatory cooperation that should make it easier for transnational enterprises to distribute their manufacturing processes across national borders without facing redundant regulatory requirements or losing control over intellectual property rights. This regulatory cooperation is a good idea, and...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Finance and Britain's EU Referendum

    08 June 2015.  A big unknown in the debate over the UK's planned referendum on European Union (EU) membership is the impact it will have on the City of London, in its role as the financial capital of Europe. There are three reasons that the impact could be negative. The UK referendum debate and European reform negotiations will lessen British influence on the design of Europe’s capital union; they will eliminate any incentive...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Shooting for the Moon

    05 June 2015.  On Tuesday 2 June, at the Royal Society in London, a group of eminent UK academics led by former UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir David King issued a call for a ‘Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change’. We’ve heard this sort of thing before – in 2008, for example, former US Vice President Al Gore called for an Apollo programme to achieve 100% of US electricity production from...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Global Security Challenges and the Asia-Pacific: Building Cooperation Between Regions

    31 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Fifth Plenary Session

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Global Security Challenges and the Asia-Pacific: Federica Mogherini

    31 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Fifth Plenary Session
    Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Vice-President, European Commission 

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