• Expert Commentary

    Deutsche Welle: Armed Conflict Survey - In 2015, Syria accounted for one-third of global conflict deaths

    05 May 2016.  Interview with Dr Anastasia Voronkova, Editor, Armed Conflict Survey; Research Fellow for Armed Conflict and Armed Conflict Database This year's edition of the Armed Conflict Survey has been released. DW's Matthias von Hein spoke with its editor about the rise of foreign fighters and how climate change could stoke conflicts around the globe. Deutsche Welle: This is the second edition of the armed conflict survey. What is the most important development highlighted by...

  • Events

    Interpreting China's North Korea Policy

    04 May 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Andrew Scobell, Senior Political Scientist, RAND
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 4 May 2016, 12.30–1.30pm 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.

  • IISS Voices

    Harry Johnstone: Mali’s prospects for peace

    27 November 2015.  Twenty-one people were killed in the attack on a hotel in Bamako on 20 November by Al-Mourabitoun, one of several radical Muslim factions operating in northern Mali. The recurring conflict between Tuareg actors and the government also continues to threaten security, with the peace process hindered by the prevalence of trafficking and criminality.

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    The CTBT as a Regional CBM (in Middle East and South Asia)

    12 November 2015. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2015 Special Session 12
    Chair: Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior Research Fellow, FRS
    Manpreet Sethi, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies
    William Potter, Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
    Nabeela Al Mulla, Former Ambassador of Kuwait to the EU; former Permanent Representative to the UN and other International Organisations in Vienna, and to the UN in New York

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Fostering Cooperation and Non-Weaponisation in Space

    12 November 2015. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2015 Special Session 11
    Chair: Jana Robinson, Space Security Program Director, Prague Security Studies Institute
    Xavier Pasco, Senior Research Fellow, FRS
    Bharath Gopalaswamy,  Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council
    Guoyu Wang, Academy Senior Fellow, International Security, Chatham House; Director, Institute of Space Law, Beijing Institute of Technology

  • Events

    The Challenge of Corruption in Fragile States: Implications for Security and Defence Assistance

    21 October 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Will Jessett CBE, Director for Strategic Planning, UK Ministry of Defence
    Sir Ian Andrews, Former Second Permanent Secretary of the UK Ministry of Defence
    Leah Wawro, Manager of the Conflict and Instability Programme, Transparency International
    Arundel House, London 

    Wednesday 21 October 2015, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

  • IISS Voices

    Antoine Levesques: India and China move towards military hotline

    10 August 2015.  To help keep the peace along their disputed border, China and India should fulfil their promise to establish a direct line between their military headquarters – and soon

  • Events

    Urban Warfare in the ‘Marvelous City’: Securing Rio from the Gangs

    09 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Antônio Sampaio 
    Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Christoph Harig 
    Doctoral Researcher, Brazil Institute, King’s College London
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 9 July 2015

  • IISS Voices

    John Drennan: The perilous Line of Contact in southeastern Ukraine

    29 June 2015.  Clashes between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatists have occurred regularly along the Line of Contact (LoC) in southeastern Ukraine since the February ceasefire agreement was signed in Minsk. Both sides seemingly lack the will to fully implement the agreement, so the conflict looks likely to remain unresolved for the foreseeable future.

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