• Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 7: Europe and Eurasia

    05 May 2016. 

    Armenia–Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh)
    Central Asia
    Russia (North Caucasus)
    Ukraine

  • Events

    A Conversation with His Excellency Kåre R. Aas

    29 April 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Ambassadors' Forum
    His Excellency Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Friday 29 April 2016, 8.30–9.30AM EDT

  • IISS Voices

    Jonathan Stevenson: Ratcheting up US military involvement in Syria and Iraq

    21 April 2016.  The US Defense Department has announced increases in the number of special-operations forces to be deployed in Syria, and enhancements to their missions in Iraq. Jonathan Stevenson analyses the strategic and political implications of this move.

  • Expert Commentary

    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: US–Russian relations - The middle cannot hold

    14 April 2016.  By Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, and Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director at the European Council on Foreign Relations US–Russian relations have been in a downward spiral since Vladimir Putin took the fateful decision to invade Crimea in February 2014. More than two years later, the situation is as grave as it has been since the heated days of the Cold War, in the early 1980s. Russia and...

  • Events

    Prospects for Russia's Economy

    13 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Igor Yurgens, IISS Council Member and Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development, Russia
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 13 April, 12.30–1.30pm BST

  • Strategic Comments

    The tenuous diplomacy of the Syrian conflict

    12 April 2016. 

    International diplomacy with respect to the Syrian conflict has been episodic and generally ineffective. Greater engagement by the Syrian regime and the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2254 in support of negotiations on Syria's political transition have improved prospects for a political solution. But the parties remain far apart on the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a political transition, and therefore still face a steep uphill climb.

  • Events

    Conflict Management in Ukraine: A Frontline Perspective

    11 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Samir Puri, Lecturer, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 11 April, 12.30–1.30pm BST

  • Events

    Evolution of the Cyber Domain: The Implications for National and Global Security

    05 April 2016.  Book Launch
    Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Eneken Tikk-Ringas, Consulting Senior Fellow for Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Mika Kerttunen, Director of Research, Cyber Policy Institute
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 5 April, 10-11am EDT

  • Events

    The US and Russia in the Asia-Pacific

    30 March 2016. 

    Report Launch
    Dr Kurt Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Asia Group
    Dr Vasily Mikheev, Deputy Director, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Wednesday 30 March, 2-3pm EDT

  • Expert Commentary

    Economic Times: Brics leaders should resist usual temptation of asking what world can do for them

    24 March 2016.  By Sanjaya Baru, Consulting Senior Fellow for India, Director of IISS-India March 2013. Barely three years ago, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma sported a big smile, standing in the middle, flanked by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, China’s President Xi Jinping, Brazil’s President Dilma Roussef and India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. They had just concluded their fifth summit meeting in Durban, completing, as they called it, “the first cycle of summits”. They announced...

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