• Expert Commentary

    The Week: A century in search of a name

    23 August 2015.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy If the 19th century was Britain’s and the 20th was America’s, many assume the 21st would be China’s. Even Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz wrote a column calling the present century “The Chinese Century”. Interestingly, economist Arvind Subramanian, currently chief economic adviser in the ministry of finance, wrote the highly acclaimed Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance in which he speculated...

  • Events

    UK-China Nuclear Security

    28 July 2015. 

    IISS-CIIS Workshop
    Arundel House, London
    28 July 2015

  • Survival

    Deterrence at Three: US, UK and French Nuclear Cooperation

    22 July 2015.  Western nuclear deterrence could benefit from closer cooperation ‘at three’. The US, UK and France should take care, however, to do no harm to their existing bilateral relationships.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Sustainable Integration as a Response to Draghi’s ‘Imperfect’ Union

    20 July 2015.  When Mario Draghi was asked last Thursday (16 July) whether the recent crisis surrounding Greece had made the monetary union more vulnerable, he gave an astonishingly frank response. Draghi denied that the discussion about Greece made the union more vulnerable; nevertheless, he admitted that: this union is imperfect. And being imperfect, is fragile, is vulnerable, and doesn’t deliver all the benefits that it could if it were to be completed. So...

  • Events

    Key Defence and Security Issues for the UK

    16 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Liam Fox 
    MP for North Somerset; UK Defence Secretary 2010–2011 
    General the Lord David Richards of Herstmonceux
    Senior Advisor, IISS; UK Chief of Defence Staff 2011–2014
    Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
    NATO Secretary General, 1999–2004; UK Defence Secretary, 1997–1999
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 16 July 2015, 5:30-6:30pm

  • Events

    Members' Launch of The Armed Conflict Survey

    15 July 2015. 

    Book Launch
    Nigel Inkster
    Editor, The Armed Conflict Survey;
    Director, Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 15 July 2015, 13:00-14:00

  • Events

    The UK and the EU: Making the most of an awkward partnership

    15 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rt Hon. Lord Garel-Jones
    Member, House of Lords, Former Minister of State, Foreign and 
    Commonwealth Office
    Managing Director, UBS; Chairman UBS Latin America
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 15 July 2015, 6.30-8pm

  • Strategic Comments

    Communications interception: UK report seeks legal reform

    08 July 2015. 

    British spies’ bulk collection of citizens’ phone and internet metadata doesn’t breach EU law, a new government report says. However, the document does recommend an overhaul of the complex UK law governing the field.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Giri Rajendran: The UK - meeting the 2% NATO target

    08 July 2015.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics In his Summer Budget, announced earlier today, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, committed to protecting UK defence spending over the course of the next parliament – pledging that the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) budget would rise by 0.5% above inflation each year until FY2020/21. This means that, for the rest of the decade, the UK will likely continue to meet the...

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: British Lessons from Afghanistan

    30 June 2015. 

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