• Events

    Egypt's Islamist Insurgency: Dynamics and the Security Response

    07 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mokhtar Awad, Research Fellow, Program on Extremism at George Washington University
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 7 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 3: Middle East

    05 May 2016. 

    Egypt (Sinai)
    Mali (The Sahel)
    Turkey (PKK)

  • Survival

    The Decline and Fall of the Arab State

    21 March 2016. 

    The malaise of Arab states was triggered by domestic battles, but made possible by global changes in the nature of sovereignty.

  • Events

    Adelphi Launch - Egypt After the Spring: Revolt and Reaction

    02 March 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Michael Hanna, Senior Fellow, Century Foundation
    Hebatalla Taha, Research Analyst, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 2 March, 12.30-1.30pm

  • Strategic Comments

    Confronting failed government and the Islamic State in Libya

    25 February 2016. 

    The Islamic State has taken advantage of the chaos of 20 months of war in Libya to build a series of bases in the country, expanding its territory and now threatening the country’s oil ports. The United States and its allies now face hard decisions about how to confront the militant group.

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 7: Middle East and North Africa

    09 February 2016.  Regional states deploy amid worsening security; Worries about Iran; Reforming Iraq’s army; The war against ISIS; ISIS in combat; The US-led coalition against ISIS; War in Syria: towards year five; Regime acknowledges personnel shortage; Other actors
    Yemen: GCC military operations; UAE forces; GCC defence cooperation
    Regional Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement; Combat aviation, air and missile defence; Land systems and airlift; Surface vessels and coastal-patrol assets

  • Events

    North Africa in Transition

    20 January 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Book Launch
    Ben Fishman, Editor, North Africa in Transition
    Haim Malka, Contributing Author, North Africa in Transition; Middle East Program Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS
    John Desrocher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Egypt and Maghreb Affairs
    Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Wednesday 20 January 2016, 2pm-3pm EST

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 7: A revolution without a revolutionary foreign policy

    12 January 2016. 

    Gamal Hassan explains the remarkable stability of Egypt’s foreign policy during a period of upheaval, and traces its fundamental drivers back to a consensus built during the Mubarak era. He contends that despite fears of a potential realignment, Egyptian foreign policy continues to fall back on positions that Mubarak established.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 5: Egypt’s non-Islamist parties

    12 January 2016. 

    Michael Wahid Hanna analyses the disparate array of non-Islamist political forces that have struggled to position themselves and ensure their relevance to the ever-changing politics of Egypt. He discusses several stages of fracture within non-Islamist parties, which have ultimately led to the demise of a genuine political opposition.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 4: The Muslim Brotherhood

    12 January 2016. 

    Yasser El-Shimy looks into the thinking and behaviour of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the transition period. He explains how within the space of a year the Islamist organisation went from dominating Egypt to being banned and falling into disarray.

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