• Manama Voices

    The US has not violated the nuclear deal – and neither has Iran

    06 December 2016.  A recent vote in the US Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act was met with fury in Tehran, which suggested that it contravened the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Iran, meanwhile, has been subject to misleading claims that it too is in breach of the terms of the deal. Here, Mark Fitzpatrick warns that to entertain such false claims about the Iran nuclear deal is to...

  • Strategic Comments

    US–Mexico relations under Trump

    30 November 2016. 

    If US President-elect Trump were to fulfil his strident campaign promises on immigration and trade with respect to Mexico, prospects for left-wing, populist candidates in the 2018 Mexican presidential election would likely improve. Victory for such a candidate could make Mexico significantly more antagonistic to the United States.

  • Events

    US–Israel Relations in the Age of Trump

    25 November 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Jonathan Rynhold, Professor at Bar-Ilan University; Senior Researcher at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies
    Dr Dana H. Allin, Editor of Survival; Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 25 November 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: On Trump and North Korea

    25 November 2016.  After presidential elections, a habitual Washington parlour game calls for assessing the incoming administration’s policies before they have been announced and before the key players have even been appointed. Mark Fitzpatrick shares his views about President-elect Donald Trump’s options in dealing with North Korea.

  • Expert Commentary

    A multitude of rivals

    24 November 2016.  In this article for the New Statesman, IISS-Middle East Executive Director John Jenkins argues that unless Donald Trump is able to master geopolitical complexity, the situation in the Middle East will get far worse.

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    21 November 2016. 

    Environment and Resources Jeffrey Mazo
    United States David C. Unger
    Europe Hanns W. Maull
    Counter-terrorism and Intelligence Jonathan Stevenson

  • Survival

    Clinton, Trump and the Catholic Church

    21 November 2016. 

    The 2016 US presidential election was uncomfortable for the Vatican and the American bishops.

  • Survival

    America, Europe and the Necessary Geopolitics of Trade

    21 November 2016. 

    Trade is not dead, but it does need some basic rethinking. Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership offer an opportunity to do so.

  • Survival

    Stress-Testing American Grand Strategy

    21 November 2016. 

    US officials will have to get used to operating in a world in which they can take less for granted.

  • Survival

    Airpower in American Wars

    21 November 2016. 

    Modern warfare has shown us that actors who lack airpower can contend successfully with the American military.

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