• Survival

    The True Costs of Financial Sanctions

    20 May 2016. 

    The success of financial sanctions rests largely on the dominance of the US dollar and the correspondent banking system. Yet emerging trends could undermine Washington’s capacity to employ this tool.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: On Ben Rhodes and ‘selling’ the Iran deal

    10 May 2016.  Among the many inaccuracies in the New York Times Magazine profile of Ben Rhodes was the claim by writer David Samuels that the essence of what became the Iran nuclear deal was worked out between the White House and Iran while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was still in power in early 2013. Samuels says the deal was sold to the American public and Congress as having been made possible only once the...

  • Events

    The Inaugural IISS Robert F. Ellsworth Lecture

    09 May 2016. 

    Robert F. Ellsworth Lecture
    William J. Fallon, Admiral, US Navy (Retired)
    Dacor Bacon House, Washington DC
    Monday 9 May 2016, 5.30pm

  • Events

    IISS Workshop - Lessons Learned From the Work of the UN Panel of Experts on Iran

    22 April 2016. 

    IISS Workshop
    New York, United States
    22 April 2016

  • Events

    Western Defence Reassurances to Gulf Arabs After the Iran Deal: Are We on the Same Page?

    21 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ellen Laipson, Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus, Stimson Center
    Michael Eisenstadt, Military and Security Studies Program Director, The Washington Institute
    Caroline Hurndall MBE, Head of Middle East Team, British Embassy Washington
    Bilal Saab, Resident Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, Atlantic Council
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 21 April 2016, 10–11.30AM EDT

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Overcoming hurdles in implementing the Iran nuclear deal

    20 April 2016.  Nine months after the nuclear deal with Iran was struck, last July, and three months after it went into force, in January, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is proving its worth. Iran is keeping to the agreed limits on its uranium enrichment and other nuclear technologies, in exchange for which it is benefiting from sanctions relief. Both Iran and its Western antagonists blame the other side, however, for...

  • Events

    Iran Nuclear Deal Implementation: Hiccups and Hurdles

    14 April 2016. 

    Corporate Breakfast
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 14 April 2016, 8–9AM BST

  • Events

    Syria: Between Escalation and Diplomacy

    23 March 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS–Middle East
    IISS–Middle East, Manama
    Wednesday 23 March, 5–6pm AST

  • Events

    The Saudi-Iran Competition in the Middle East

    03 March 2016. 

    Corporate Breakfast
    Emile Hokayem
    Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 3 March, 8-9am

  • Events

    Syria: Between Escalation and Diplomacy

    03 March 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS–Middle East
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 3 March 2016, 09.30-10.30am GMT

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