• Strategic Comments

    Illegal mining strengthens criminal groups in Latin America

    12 November 2014. 

    Governments across Latin America are enhancing their efforts to tackle the lucrative business of illegal mining. They are seeking to bring small-scale miners into the formal economy and to regulate their operations, while simultaneously shutting down operations run by criminal groups.

  • IISS Voices

    John Chipman: IISS Cartagena Dialogue - The Trans-Pacific Summit

    06 November 2014.  By Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive of the IISS The IISS is delighted to launch a new international ‘Dialogue’ following in the footsteps of the successful Shangri-La Dialogue (Singapore) and Manama Dialogue (Bahrain). The inaugural ‘IISS Cartagena Dialogue: The Trans-Pacific Summit’ will convene from 6–8 March in Cartagena, Colombia. The summit enjoys the full support of the government of Colombia. A number of businesses have also confirmed sponsorship of...

  • News

    Mexico disappearances expose corruption undermining anti-drugs fight

    05 November 2014.  The disappearance of 43 student teachers in the town of Iguala proves that, having restructured federal security agencies in its war against drug cartels, Mexico must now reform local agencies and police

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio: Mexico disappearances expose corruption undermining anti-drugs fight

    05 November 2014.  The disappearance of 43 student teachers in the town of Iguala proves that, having restructured federal security agencies in its war against drug cartels, Mexico must now reform local agencies and police

  • Events

    Brazil’s Political Landscape: New Demands, New Actors

    21 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Marcus Freitas 
    Professor of International Law and International Relations,
    Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), Brazil 
    Dr Anthony Pereira
    Director of the Brazil Institute, King’s College London
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 21 October 2014

  • Expert Commentary

    Reforma: Ven frustración en destrozos en Guerrero

    16 October 2014.  Reforma interview with Antônio Sampaio, Research Analyst for Security and Development La radicalizaron de las protestas contra el Gobierno de Ángel Aguirre Rivero reflejan la frustración de una sociedad cansada por el abandono institucional en materia de seguridad y desarrollo, afirmó el Instituto Internacional de Estudios Estratégicos (IISS, por sus siglas en inglés) de Londres. "Las manifestaciones son una muestra de la gran insatisfacción hacia el Gobierno local y los vacíos democráticos que no...

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio: Despite Rousseff win, desire for change remains strong in Brazil

    06 October 2014.  By Antonio Sampaio, Research Analyst for Security and Development During this presidential campaign, Brazilian voters have witnessed a fight for the post of banner-man or -woman of a wealthier, connected and activist middle class. This socio-economic sector of the population, which has grown by almost 40 million people over the past 12 years or so, has been calling for structural changes to a massive emerging country where economic growth has slowed...

  • Events

    Criminal Threats to Mexico's Energy Revolution

    30 September 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Gustavo Mohar
    CEO, Grupo Atalaya
    Former General Secretary, CISEN
    Juan Carlos Boué
    Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday, 30 September 2014

  • IISS Voices

    Antônio Sampaio: The Evolution of Hybrid Armed Groups

    24 September 2014.  By Antônio Sampaio, Research Analyst for Security and Development An improvised explosive device was detonated near a road as a Colombian police convoy passed by it in the small rural town of Tierradentro, Córdoba department, on 16 September. Seven officers were killed. The scale of the attack was shocking in itself given that it was perpetrated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the middle of advanced peace negotiations...

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 13: Prospectives

    13 September 2014. 

    The developments tracked in Strategic Survey 2014 suggest that there are a number of broad themes that will shape assessments of possible political change that could have a security and business impact. 

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