Geo-economics and Strategy

Geo-economics and Strategy

With many Western economies in crisis and developing nations ascendant, is a new world order emerging? This programme - run from the IISS Middle East office, but with a bureau in Delhi - studies how financial shifts affect the global distribution of power.

'I applaud the IISS for building what has become a truly global think tank for an obviously globalised world.'

Former Senator Joseph Lieberman


Oil, Gas and Maritime Security

The programme convened a select group of experts and policymakers in Singapore to debate the security of the oil and gas trade in Asia and the Middle East and the implications of China's energy import boom.


The Geo-economics of Resources and Conflict in Africa

Seven of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies over the past decade have been in Africa, meaning the continent is increasingly viewed as one of opportunity. This IISS conference explored how new African geo-economic relationships will develop and how they will shape the global balance of power.

The Surprising Sources of Oil's Influence

Connections between the oil trade and international politics have declined in recent decades, but there is no reason to assume that these changes are permanent.

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