• Shangri-La Voices

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue to feature major speech by US Secretary of Defense

    26 May 2017.  James Mattis could reveal US foreign policy direction at Asia’s premier defence summit.

  • Strategic Comments

    Macron and the world

    26 May 2017. 

    Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, while inexperienced in international affairs, is inclined to return France to a de Gaulle/Mitterand tradition of national assertiveness. At the same time, his native prudence, as well as the geostrategic realities of the early twenty-first century, suggest more continuity than change.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 18 to 24 May

    25 May 2017.  US–Russia rift, industry resists new Chinese cyber law, Facebook hit with fine.

  • Expert Commentary

    Will Trump be Israel's redeemer?

    23 May 2017.  Having steered his new administration, with record speed, into scandal and dysfunction, Donald Trump is now on his first foreign trip as president. He sets down today in Israel, his second stop after a weekend in Saudi Arabia.

  • Events

    America First: US global engagement in the Trump era

    23 May 2017. 

    Discussion meeting
    Dr Reuben Brigety, former US Ambassador
    Chaired by Dr Matthew Harries, Research Fellow; Managing Editor, Survival, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 23 May, 1.30-2.30pm BST

  • Strategic Comments

    The Kurds’ precarious balancing act in Syria

    19 May 2017. 

    The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) utility to the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has bolstered its military capability and territorial position in Syria – despite Turkey's opposition. But if the eventual defeat of ISIS results in a scaling back of US involvement in Syria, the PYD will be weakened and will probably seek a more durable alliance with President Bashar al-Assad's regime and its ally, Russia.

  • Expert Commentary

    The damage Mike Flynn has done to American foreign policy

    19 May 2017.  The Trump administration’s defenders may point out that whether or not Michael T. Flynn’s policy recommendations while he was national security adviser were made to please Turkey, they did not, in fact, materially affect policy. But they could have done so, argue Jonathan Stevenson and Steven Simon.

  • IISS Voices

    North Korea moves closer to missile that could strike US

    19 May 2017.  After a successful test earlier this month, the Hwasong-12 has emerged as North Korea’s longest range missile system. Recent progress takes Pyongyang closer to full Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capability – until that goal is reached, diplomatic overtures from South Korea, China and the US will likely come to nothing.

  • Events

    US–Latin American security cooperation under the Trump administration

    19 May 2017. 

    Discussion meeting
    Dr Craig Deare, Professor of International Security Affairs, National Defense University
    Chaired by Nick Redman, Director of Editorial; Editor, Adelphis and Strategic Survey, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 19 May, 12.30-1.30pm BST

  • Politics and Strategy

    Comey’s dismissal: a tipping point?

    17 May 2017.  President Donald Trump may have underestimated the amount of bureaucratic and congressional pushback he is courting in firing the FBI director.

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