• Strategic Comments

    Iran nuclear talks extended for four more months

    23 July 2014. 

    Deep differences over the allowable size of Iran's nuclear programme and how long restrictions on it should remain in place proved insurmountable in the latest round of negotiations. Iran and the six powers known as the E3+3 now have a further four months to determine whether they can summon the political will to bridge the gap.

  • Events

    The Day After the Deadline: Assessing the Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

    22 July 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mark Fitzpatrick,
    Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament programme, IISS
    Dina Esfandiary,
    Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament programme, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 22 July 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Snapshots: Surveillance diplomacy

    15 July 2014.  Adam Ward and Nigel Inkster reflect on events and revelations in London, Berlin and Washington to assess the domestic and foreign policy implications of diverging government attitudes and capabilities towards data communications-intercept operations.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Preventing Wars of Mass Destruction

    30 June 2014.  Next month marks the centenary of the outbreak of what was called the Great War, and once, the ‘war to end all wars’. It consumed about 15 million lives, including up to 1 million British citizens and left another 1.6 million British soldiers wounded. It did not end all wars, of course. A generation later, another global war commenced, this time killing four times as many, plus 20 million more in...

  • Events

    European Strategies for Latin America: Cooperation and Challenges

    19 June 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Mahrukh Doctor
    Senior Lecturer, Political Economy
    University of Hull
    Dr Bettina Trueb
    Manager, Explore Program
    European Union-Latin America and the Caribbean Foundation
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 19 June 2014

  • Survival

    The EU and Ukraine

    19 May 2014.  EU members did not take long-standing Russian positions seriously, assumed any neighbour would be eager to sign up for ‘more Europe’, and have failed to generate a viable reply to Moscow’s intervention.

  • Survival

    Eurasian Integration and the Clash of Values

    19 May 2014.  Putin has now established an independent power centre in Eurasia. Although economic considerations are important, they are also secondary to a set of values differing from those preached by the West.

  • Events

    Russian Gas, Ukraine and Europe

    12 May 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Pierre Noël,
    Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS
    Monday 12 May 2014

  • Events

    The Ukraine crisis and the search for a new normal

    01 May 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Samuel Charap
    Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 01 May 2014

  • Strategic Comments

    The EU’s Central African Republic mission

    30 April 2014. 

    The European Union's mission in the Central African Republic seeks to provide temporary support to African-led efforts to contain the current conflict, bridging the gap until a larger United Nations peacekeeping force arrives. Although an initial crisis-management plan was agreed with unusual speed, it has taken much longer than anticipated to get troops on the ground.

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