• Events

    Delivering the Integrated Approach in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

    10 September 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mark White
    Deputy Head, Stabilisation Unit, UK Government
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday, 10 September, 12:30-13:30pm

  • Strategic Comments

    UK aircraft carrier: projecting military power

    12 August 2014. 

    The July launch of the UK's biggest-ever warship was an important step forward for its aircraft-carrier programme. But questions remain about whether one or two ships will enter service, and about the aircraft that will be on board.

  • Strategic Comments

    Iran nuclear talks extended for four more months

    23 July 2014. 

    Deep differences over the allowable size of Iran's nuclear programme and how long restrictions on it should remain in place proved insurmountable in the latest round of negotiations. Iran and the six powers known as the E3+3 now have a further four months to determine whether they can summon the political will to bridge the gap.

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Snapshots: Surveillance diplomacy

    15 July 2014.  Adam Ward and Nigel Inkster reflect on events and revelations in London, Berlin and Washington to assess the domestic and foreign policy implications of diverging government attitudes and capabilities towards data communications-intercept operations.

  • IISS Voices

    Global Strategic Trends - a UK perspective

    08 July 2014.    By Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare and Jack Baker, Land Warfare Research Assistant In recent years, the notion that the future is increasingly uncertain has become a popular refrain amongst commentators across the spectrum of foreign, defence and security affairs. Despite the current vogue for assertions of unprecedented global instability, governments and armed services around the globe have long sought to predict the course of international affairs in order...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Preventing Wars of Mass Destruction

    30 June 2014.  Next month marks the centenary of the outbreak of what was called the Great War, and once, the ‘war to end all wars’. It consumed about 15 million lives, including up to 1 million British citizens and left another 1.6 million British soldiers wounded. It did not end all wars, of course. A generation later, another global war commenced, this time killing four times as many, plus 20 million more in...

  • IISS Voices

    Matthew Cottee: The UK-China 'Landmark Agreement' on Nuclear Energy Cooperation

    24 June 2014.  By Matthew Cottee, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme Amid the pageantry surrounding the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the UK, one of the bilateral agreements signed last week went largely unnoticed. The announcement that Chinese companies could own and operate Chinese-designed nuclear power plants in the UK might have been viewed with alarm in nationalist quarters, but the ‘Made in China’ label is no longer pejorative, even when...

  • Events

    Address by Li Keqiang

    18 June 2014. 

    IISS and Chatham House Key Address
    Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China
    Mansion House, London
    Wednesday 18 June

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