• Events

    International Diplomacy and the Ukraine Crisis

    15 December 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting

    The Hon. Vladimir Lukin
    Former Russian Ambassador to the US;
    Special Envoy of the Russian President for the February 21st Negotiations on Ukraine

    The Hon. Richard Burt
    Managing Director, McLarty Associates;
    Former US Ambassador to Germany;
    Chief US Negotiator for the START Agreement

    Sir Michael Leigh
    Transatlantic Academy Fellow, German Marshall Fund;
    Former Director-General for Enlargement, European Commission

    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Monday, 15 December 2014, 9:30-10:30am EST/ 2:30-3:30pm GMT

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Five: Jordan: Caught in the Middle Again

    10 December 2014. 

    If Jordan can manage the tension between government and public views on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, it should be able to continue handling the ongoing spillover challenges of the Syrian civil war.

  • Manama Voices

    Hebatalla Taha: The ISIS Effect

    10 December 2014.  By Hebatalla Taha, ACD Analyst ISIS – the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham – has horrified people the world over with its brutal tactics as it has overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria. Also worrying is the fact that it appears to be energising other jihadist groups, who aspire to its success and notoriety, and are pledging allegiance to the group. From Pakistan, where six senior members of the local Taliban...

  • News

    Hebatalla Taha: The ISIS Effect

    10 December 2014.  The group’s control of a vast swathe of territory, oil income and media savvy have made it a ‘brand’ that other jihadists from Egypt to Indonesia want to emulate and be associated with.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Four: Turkey’s Syria Predicament

    09 December 2014.  Ankara finds itself on the horns of a dilemma.

  • Manama Dialogue

    Iraq, Syria and Regional Security: Ibrahim Al Jaafari

    08 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Second Plenary Session
    Dr Ibrahim Al Jaafari
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iraq

  • Manama Dialogue

    Iraq, Syria and Regional Security: Jean-Yves Le Drian

    08 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Second Plenary Session
    Jean-Yves Le Drian
    Minister of Defence, France

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: Assessing Syria’s Jihad

    08 December 2014. 

    By early 2012, a quickly expanding Syrian insurgency already contained a core Sunni jihadist component

  • Manama Dialogue

    Reflections on 10 Years of Regional Security Changes: Q&A

    08 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Fifth Plenary Session
    Q&A

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Two: Iran, the Gulf States and the Syrian Civil War

    07 December 2014. 

    An essential driver of the Syrian civil war has been the involvement of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and, to a lesser extent, the United Arab Emirates in every aspect of the struggle.

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