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

Geo-Economics and Strategy Conference 07-08 September 2014

Business Opportunity and Political Risk in the Gulf 

Home to some the world’s most prosperous economies and rich in natural resources, the Gulf and Middle East play a vital role in the global economy. Delegates at the latest IISS Geo-economics and Strategy Conference examined the Gulf’s new economic horizons and models for development and the economic policy lessons of the Middle East since 2011.

The Changing Balance of Power in the Multilateral Trading System

Geo-economics and Strategy Conference: Trade and Flag

The future of the multilateral trading system and the challenge posed by regional trading blocs was the focus of this Geo-economics and Strategy Conference. Pascal Lamy and Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, former Directors-General of the WTO, were joined by renowned trade policy specialists and trade ministers from the GCC and other Asian countries.

Challenges for India’s new government 

Although the BJP's election victory promises stability in India’s government, if PM Modi is to boost economic growth and investor confidence he will need to reach out to oppponents.