• Events

    International Diplomacy and the Ukraine Crisis

    15 December 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting

    The Hon. Vladimir Lukin
    Former Russian Ambassador to the US;
    Special Envoy of the Russian President for the February 21st Negotiations on Ukraine

    The Hon. Richard Burt
    Managing Director, McLarty Associates;
    Former US Ambassador to Germany;
    Chief US Negotiator for the START Agreement

    Sir Michael Leigh
    Transatlantic Academy Fellow, German Marshall Fund;
    Former Director-General for Enlargement, European Commission

    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Monday, 15 December 2014, 9:30-10:30am EST/ 2:30-3:30pm GMT

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Eight: Is Russia an Outside Power in the Gulf?

    12 December 2014. 

    When Russia is invoked in analysis of outside powers’ role in the Middle East, it is often thought of in two related ways: either as a shrunken Soviet Union or as a potential regional security guarantor should the United States abdicate that role.

  • Events

    The Ukrainian Crisis: A Test for Europe and the World

    09 December 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Petro Poroshenko
    President of Ukraine
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Tuesday 09 December 2014

  • Manama Voices

    Is Russia an Outside Power in the Gulf?

    08 December 2014.  Middle Eastern Security, the US Pivot and the Rise of ISIS: Chapter Eight (extract)

  • Expert Commentary

    Samuel Charap & Jeremy Shapiro: The Ukraine Security Crisis and the Missing Post-Cold War Bargain

    08 December 2014.  By Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS, and Jeremy Shapiro, Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution The violence and tragedy in Ukraine dominate the headlines as Europe and its allies struggle for a response to Russia’s brazen behavior. Despite the shock of it all, Russia’s actions are less a paradigm shift than a dramatic sharpening of a 25-year-old strategic dilemma: how to build an inclusive European security...

  • Manama Voices

    Dina Esfandiary: Discussing the extension of nuclear negotiations

    07 December 2014.  By Dina Esfandiary, Research Association, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme Iran has been at the top of the agenda during this year's Manama Dialogue. From the extension of the nuclear negotiations to recent efforts against Daesh in Iraq, Tehran's activities in the region continue to baffle and frighten its neighbours. In Tehran however, the focus is internal. But for Iran to make progress on domestic issues, it must first get...

  • IISS Voices

    Nicholas Redman: Putin and the plunging oil price

    06 December 2014.  By Nicholas Redman, Senior Fellow for Geopolitical Risk and Economic Security Vladimir Putin depicted Russia as a state defiant under siege in his 4 December speech to both houses of Russia‚Äôs parliament. Sanctions imposed over the course of this year have hurt the Russian economy, which was already misfiring, but the bigger story of late has been the fall in the price of oil, from over $110 per barrel in...

  • Manama Voices

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Why an Iranian nuclear deal couldn't be done

    05 December 2014.  By Mark Fitzpatrick, Director of the Non-proliferation and Disarmament Programme However much President Barack Obama longed for a rare foreign policy success via a nuclear agreement with Iran, he didn’t want it so badly as to strike a bad deal.  Hence, the parties only agreed to an uneasy seven-month rollover of the interim agreement that caps both Iran’s nuclear programme and related sanctions. ‘Badness’ is a subjective concept. In...

  • Survival

    Ukraine and the Art of Limited War

    01 December 2014.  Putin’s power play in Ukraine was impulsive and improvised, without any clear sense of the desired end state. After many months of effort, Russia has achieved limited gains, but at high cost.

  • Expert Commentary

    Foreign Policy: Why Ukraine must bargain for peace with Russia

    27 November 2014.  The 'let's make a deal' moment has arrived for Kiev and Moscow. But by pushing a hard-line agenda against Putin, the United States and Europe are only making things worse for Ukraine.  

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