• Events

    The Armed Conflict Survey 2016: Members' Launch

    05 May 2016. 

    Members' Launch
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 5 May 2016
    12-12.30pm BST Informal tea/coffee reception
    12.30-1.30pm BST Panel presentation and Q&A

  • Events

    The Armed Conflict Survey 2016: Media Launch

    05 May 2016. 

    Media Launch
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 5 May 2016
    9-9.30am BST Informal breakfast reception
    9.30-10.30am BST IISS Director-General and Chief Executive Dr John Chipman's remarks and Q&A with the panel

  • IISS Voices

    Jonathan Stevenson: Ratcheting up US military involvement in Syria and Iraq

    21 April 2016.  The US Defense Department has announced increases in the number of special-operations forces to be deployed in Syria, and enhancements to their missions in Iraq. Jonathan Stevenson analyses the strategic and political implications of this move.

  • Events

    *CANCELLED* The New Paradigm in Turkey-EU Relations

    20 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    H.E. Ambassador Volkan Bozk─▒r, Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator, Turkey
    London

  • Events

    The Evolution of Jihadism

    20 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Nelly Lahoud, Senior Fellow for Political Islamism, IISS–Middle East
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 20 April 2016, 5.30-6.30PM BST

  • Events

    The Islamic State's Aspirations and its Reality

    19 April 2016. 

    Corporate Breakfast
    Dr Nelly Lahoud, Senior Fellow for Political Islamism, IISS–Middle East
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 19 April 2016, 8-9AM BST

  • Strategic Comments

    The tenuous diplomacy of the Syrian conflict

    12 April 2016. 

    International diplomacy with respect to the Syrian conflict has been episodic and generally ineffective. Greater engagement by the Syrian regime and the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2254 in support of negotiations on Syria's political transition have improved prospects for a political solution. But the parties remain far apart on the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a political transition, and therefore still face a steep uphill climb.

  • ACD Insight

    Fears of Federalism in Syria

    07 April 2016.  There are good reasons to create strong local government in Syria, but any federal solution must be approached with caution to ensure that ethnic and sectarian differences are smoothed, rather than cemented

  • IISS Voices

    Nick Crawford: Fears of Federalism in Syria

    07 April 2016.  There are good reasons to create strong local government in Syria, but any federal solution must be approached with caution to ensure that ethnic and sectarian differences are smoothed, rather than cemented

  • Strategic Comments

    Confronting failed government and the Islamic State in Libya

    25 February 2016. 

    The Islamic State has taken advantage of the chaos of 20 months of war in Libya to build a series of bases in the country, expanding its territory and now threatening the country’s oil ports. The United States and its allies now face hard decisions about how to confront the militant group.

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