• Events

    The Armed Conflict Survey 2015: Press Launch

    20 May 2015. 

    Press Launch
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 2015
    09:00 – 09:30am Informal breakfast reception
    09:30 – 10:30am IISS Director of Transnational Threats & Political Risk,
    Nigel Inkster’s remarks and Q&A with the panel

  • Events

    The Road to Peace in Colombia: Illegal Economies and Armed Groups

    26 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Oscar Palma,
    Director of the Observatory on Security and Transnational Crime, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
    Kristian Herbolzheimer,
    Director of Colombia and Philippines Programmes, Conciliation Resources
    Dr Annette Idler,
    Senior Research Associate, Changing Character of War Programme, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 26 March 2015, 5:00-6:30pm

  • News

    African insurgent groups look to ISIS as they face increasing pressure

    24 March 2015.  Two of the most significant African insurgent groups – Boko Haram in Nigeria and al-Shabaab in Somalia – are looking to ISIS, possibly to gain momentum as both face the increased pressure of successful military operations against them. 

  • Expert Commentary

    Emile Hokayem on Syria

    17 March 2015.  As the war in Syria enters its fifth year and US Secretary of State John Kerry floats the idea of opening negotiations with President Assad, Emile Hokayem, IISS Senior Fellow for Middle East Security and author of Syria’s Uprising and the Fracturing of the Levant, sees little hope for an imminent resolution to the conflict. On prospects for an end to the conflict: 'The levels of violence may drop because a lot...

  • Expert Commentary

    BBC Newshour: A 'Just War' against Islamic State?

    15 March 2015.  BBC Newshour interview with Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security Speaking to the BBC's Julian Marshall, Emile Hokayem assessed the implications of US Secretary of State John Kerry's recent statement regarding the country's policy toward Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In an interview with CBS News on 14 March, Kerry appeared to some analysts to suggest that the US would be open to pursuing negotiations directly with President Assad in an effort to...

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Snapshots: As the ceasefire in Ukraine holds, what next?

    12 March 2015.  Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, discusses the scope and sequencing of the ‘Minsk 2.0’ agreement between Russia and Ukraine. ‘Success’ of the ceasefire holding in Donbas would pose challenges in itself; in particular on the question of Kiev’s resolve to endorse a constitutional decentralisation of powers, stipulated in the agreement. Will a stretch of relative calm produce a move towards lasting peace or the hardening of a...

  • Cartagena Dialogue

    Reflections on the Trans-Pacific Challenge - Spanish

    07 March 2015. 

    IISS Cartagena Dialogue: Special Address
    Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Minister of National Defense, Colombia

  • Cartagena Dialogue

    Reflections on the Trans-Pacific Challenge

    07 March 2015. 

    IISS Cartagena Dialogue: Special Address
    Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Minister of National Defense, Colombia

  • Cartagena Dialogue

    Conflict Resolution and Rebuilding Societies: Conflict Resolution and Rebuilding Societies: Gen Óscar Naranjo

    07 March 2015. 

    IISS Cartagena Dialogue: Fourth Plenary Session
    Gen (Retd) Óscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo, Counsel Minister for Post Conflict, Human Rights and Security, Colombia

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio & Jens Wardenaer: Colombia and the Philippines: common challenges to peace

    06 March 2015.  The peace processes in Colombia and the Philippines have similarities that allow for cross-learning between the two countries. The two cases highlight the risks of holding peace talks amid ongoing and complex conflicts involving non-state actors. 

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