• Expert Commentary

    Washington Post: Could a UN-brokered pact save Libya?

    22 January 2015.  By Ben Fishman, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa, IISS.  Libya has spent the past months moving from one disappointment to the next. Rival militias pound each other fruitlessly at the expense of the population. An oil-rich country with a small population is beset by continual power outages, unending school closures and hospital shortages. Ports, oil terminals and even the country‚Äôs main airports have become collateral damage in the...

  • Expert Commentary

    European Leadership Network: Summitry cannot resolve the Russia-West crisis

    15 January 2015.  By Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia From the moment in late December when Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced – as it turns out, prematurely – that there would be a heads-of-state meeting in the so-called Normandy format on January 15 in Astana, observers have been keenly awaiting signs of a breakthrough in the Ukraine crisis talks. Instead, the summit has been called off, tensions have spiked on the...

  • IISS Voices

    John Drennan: The tenuous ceasefire in Ukraine

    15 January 2015.  Although negotiations in Minsk resulted in a tentative ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, a comprehensive settlement of the key issues has not yet been reached between Kyiv and the separatists, and fighting has re-escalated in 2015.

  • News

    The Tenuous Ceasefire in Ukraine

    15 January 2015.  Although negotiations in Minsk resulted in a tentative ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, a comprehensive settlement of the key issues has not yet been reached between Kyiv and the separatists, and fighting has re-escalated in 2015. 

  • Expert Commentary

    IISS in the Press

    05 January 2015.  After rapid advances, Isis may have staying power The Guardian, 26 December If 2014 can be described as the year of the Islamic State, it is a fair bet that the jihadi group Barack Obama has pledged to ‘degrade and ultimately destroy’ will continue to dominate headlines from the Middle East in 2015. Past investments and current oil interests mean the US has been prioritising Iraq over Syria. The dysfunctional Iraqi army, humiliated...

  • 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

  • IISS Voices

    Nigel Inkster: Countering ISIS - the terrorist threat

    28 November 2014.  By Nigel Inkster, Director for Transnational Threats and Political Risk At an IISS discussion meeting entitled ‘Countering ISIS’ at Arundel House on 27 November, Nigel Inkster, Director for Transnational Threats and Political Risk, said that young people who return from finding themselves ‘out of their depth’ in Iraq and Syria need to be distinguished from truly ‘dangerous extremists from whom the public needs to be protected’. Further, these ‘misguided’ young men...

  • Expert Commentary

    Foreign Policy: Why Ukraine must bargain for peace with Russia

    27 November 2014.  The 'let's make a deal' moment has arrived for Kiev and Moscow. But by pushing a hard-line agenda against Putin, the United States and Europe are only making things worse for Ukraine.  

  • Expert Commentary

    VoxUkraine: Catch-22

    24 November 2014.  Ukraine’s reform agenda and the conflict with Russia are interrelated. By putting them in separate intellectual silos, analysts and policy-makers will be blind to the Catch-22 that the new government faces.  

  • Strategic Comments

    Countering hybrid threats: challenges for the West

    21 November 2014. 

    The West's adversaries have increasingly sensed the advantages of mixing up tactics and gaining asymmetric advantages. Countering such 'hybrid' threats will require new, adjustable, cross-government, cross-Alliance responses.

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