• Events

    Transitioning from Colombia’s Long War

    27 July 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    HE Néstor Osorio Londoño, Colombia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    Dr Samir Puri, Lecturer, King's College London; author of upcoming Adelphi book Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Gwen Burnyeat, Wolfson Scholar, PhD Student, University College London
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 27 July 2016, 12–1.30PM BST

  • IISS Voices

    Anastasia Voronkova: One year after the Mali peace agreement, peace is still remote

    12 July 2016.  A year after the Algiers Peace Accord was signed in Mali on 20 June 2015, the peacemaking process continues at a slow pace while prospects of a renewed civil war grow

  • ACD Insight

    One year after the Mali peace agreement, peace is still remote

    12 July 2016.  A year after the Algiers Peace Accord was signed in Mali on 20 June 2015, the peacemaking process continues at a slow pace while prospects of a renewed civil war grow

  • Events

    IISS–CIRSD Roundtable: 100 years after Sykes–Picot

    11 July 2016. 

    Off-the-record discussion
    Monday 11 July 2016

  • Events

    India’s Policies Towards Pakistan and Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities

    08 July 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rana Banerji, former Special Secretary in the Research and Analysis Wing, India
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 8 July 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter One: The difficulties of accommodating or eliminating armed groups

    04 July 2016. 

    Many states aspire to end their confrontations with armed groups, but a decisive outcome can be painstakingly hard to secure. This is true whether a state is working towards politically accommodating an armed group or towards its elimination. Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka are, respectively, examples of what this can involve. How did the UK overcome the challenges of Northern Ireland to secure a political solution? Conversely, how did Sri Lanka's mixture of responses culminate in a violent outcome? These questions are addressed in this chapter. 

  • Adelphi Books

    Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups

    04 July 2016. 

    Fighting and talking with armed groups can take many forms. Some states have fought, negotiated and then fought again. Others have fought and negotiated simultaneously. There are also instances of states facing multiple armed groups that have taken a discriminatory approach, fighting some while negotiating with others. This Adelphi draws on a number of different cases across the globe to examine what constitutes an effective and realistic strategy for dealing with armed groups, and develops a framework to help policymakers and analysts to understand the challenges involved in using a combination of coercion and diplomacy.

  • Strategic Comments

    Colombia: the fraught end of a long war

    29 June 2016. 

    The ceasefire announced last week between the Colombian government and the FARC, ending 50 years of destructive war, will be followed soon by a final accord and a plebiscite, which is likely to ratify the accord. While these developments are welcome, the Colombian people remain resentful of the FARC's legitimisation and sceptical about the accord's sustainability. Implementation will be a stiff and ongoing challenge.

  • IISS Voices

    Antônio Sampaio: Despite hopes for lasting peace in Colombia, political economy of conflict remains intact

    23 June 2016.  The historic peace deal will no doubt result in a significant decrease in, if not the end of, armed conflict between the government of Colombia and FARC rebels. But, as Antonio Sampaio explains, the situation in the country’s rural backwaters remains messy and far less clear-cut than the gestures and statements given in the grand halls of Havana might suggest.

  • Events

    The Human and Socio-economic Cost of Conflict

    13 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Seema Biswas, General Surgeon, Ziv Medical Centre, Israel; Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Case Reports
    Dr Anke Hoeffler, Research Officer, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 13 June 2016, 1–2PM BST

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