• The Military Balance

    Chapter 8: Latin America and the Caribbean

    09 February 2016.  Organised crime in Central America; Changing roles and missions; Guerrilla threats continue; Cross-border issues
    Defence economics: Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement; Combat and light attack/trainer aircraft; Rotary and fixed-wing airlift; Offshore-patrol vessels and patrol boats
    Mexico: Outward look amid continuing internal deployments; Defence response; Force modernisation

  • The Military Balance

    The Military Balance 2016

    09 February 2016.  The Military Balance 2016 includes new equipment analysis graphics, a wall chart detailing Gulf region missile defence and essays on armoured vehicles, Chinese ballistic missiles and cyber deterrence.

  • Events

    A Conversation with General John F. Kelly

    17 November 2015. 

    IISS-US Discussion
    A Conversation with General John F. Kelly
    Commander, US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
    Chair: Dr. Eliot A. Cohen
    Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday, November 17, 2-3pm EST/7-8pm GMT

  • Events

    Brazilian Defence in International Perspective

    11 November 2015. 

    Key Address
    Ambassador Celso Amorim
    Former Minister of External Relations;
    Former Minister of Defence, Brazil
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Wednesday 11 November 2015, 6pm-7.15pm

  • Survival

    A Latin American Pope in the United States

    10 November 2015.  The Pope’s challenge is to affirm a new image of the Catholic Church for a US public deeply polarised by the culture wars of recent years.

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: Violent cities need whole-government solutions

    12 October 2015.  By Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development In a guest post for Financial Times blog beyondbrics, Research Associate for Security and Development Antonio Sampaio calls for a more holistic approach to tackling urban security issues in cities across the globe. Using Brazil's Rio de Janiero and Colombia's Medellin as case studies, he discusses the issue in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals recently adopted by the United Nations. Read the full...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Massimo Franco: A Latin American Pope Arrives

    21 September 2015.  For months, Pope Francis has been telling his closest advisers that he wants to arrive in the United States via the south of the American continent. Now he is following through on that symbolic geography. The Pope’s 22–27 September visit to the United States matters in both strategic and domestic terms. Touching US soil after a three-day stop in Cuba is already a remarkable novelty. It is as if Pope...

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 5: Latin America

    15 September 2015. 

    Brazil: Troubled Regional Power
    Cuba: Dawn of a New Age?
    Argentina: End of the Kirchner Era

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 2: Drivers of Strategic Change

    15 September 2015. 

    North America; Latin America; Europe; Russia and Eurasia; Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; South Asia and Afghanistan; Asia-Pacific

  • Expert Commentary

    France 24: Colombian community takes on drug gangs

    30 July 2015.  Interview with Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development  Buenaventura is Colombia's main port on the Pacific coast and local authorities and investors are eager to transform it into a touristic destination, but the town has fallen prey to brutal drug-related gang violence over recent years. Armed gangs use torture, blackmail and extortion to control the disadvantaged  Pacific coastline communities in the region, as they are ideal locations for...

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