• Events

    The Road to Peace in Colombia: Illegal Economies and Armed Groups

    26 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Oscar Palma,
    Director of the Observatory on Security and Transnational Crime, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
    Kristian Herbolzheimer,
    Director of Colombia and Philippines Programmes, Conciliation Resources
    Dr Annette Idler,
    Senior Research Associate, Changing Character of War Programme, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 26 March 2015, 5:00-6:30pm

  • Expert Commentary

    Straits Times: Revive pan-Pacific trade between Asia and Latin America

    13 March 2015.  As Mark Twain once said, history doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. About 450 years ago, the galleon trade between Acapulco in Mexico and Manila started, and lasted more than 250 years. Trans-shipment trade via the Philippines flourished, as New World silver from Latin America was traded for porcelain, lacquerware and manufactured goods from China. Between 1500 to 1870, China was the world's biggest economy. Today, China is on track to regain...

  • IISS Voices

    Former Brazilian minister of defence at the IISS Cartagena Dialogue

    09 March 2015.  After speaking in the Fifth Plenary session, 'An Agenda for Trans-Pacific Cooperation', former Brazilian minister of defence Celso Amorim offers his thoughts on the IISS Cartagena Dialogue

  • Cartagena Dialogue

    Asian Perspectives on the Pacific Alliance: Q&A

    08 March 2015. 

    IISS Cartagena Dialogue: Second Plenary Session
    Q&A

  • IISS Voices

    Chilean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs at the IISS Cartagena Dialogue

    08 March 2015.  After speaking at the First Plenary session, 'The Pacific Alliance Countries and Asia', Chilean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgardo Riveros explains why the IISS Cartagena Dialogue is important for the region. 

  • IISS Voices

    Colombian Minister of National Defense at the IISS Cartagena Dialogue

    08 March 2015.  Following his Special Address at the IISS Cartagena Dialogue, Colombian Minister of National Juan Carlos Pinzon offers his perspective on the Trans-Pacific Summit

  • Military Balance Blog

    James Hackett: Deepening defence ties across the Pacific

    08 March 2015.  By James Hackett, Editor, The Military Balance and Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis  Debate at the inaugural IISS Cartagena Dialogue has seen much focus on the growing commercial and political ties between the states on either side of the Pacific. Cooperation is increasing, and this mounting trans-Pacific relationship can also be seen in the defence realm. Though these associations are slight compared with the intensity of US defence relations with...

  • IISS Voices

    Mexican Senator Gabriela Cuevas BarrĂ³n at the IISS Cartagena Dialogue

    08 March 2015.  Senator Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Head of the Mexican Senate International Relations Committee talks to the Colombian Ministry of Defense on the sidelines of the IISS Cartagana Dialogue

  • IISS Voices

    Virginia Comolli: Organised crime - much more than drugs and thugs

    08 March 2015.  By Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development Strategically speaking, organised crime has only relatively recently earned a spot on the agenda of world’s leaders and international bodies. Yet, nowadays very few people would argue that organised crime is simply a policing problem and international campaigns are underway to sensitise the public and to urge action against one illicit activity or another. We now even have a World Wildlife Day...

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