• Strategic Comments

    High noon for Libya’s Potemkin government

    02 August 2017.  Strongman Khalifa Haftar is challenging Libya's internationally recognised but weak Government of National Accord for effective control of the country. While France has brokered a ceasefire and a new peace initiative, Haftar has substantial outside support from Egypt and the UAE, and the eventual political dispensation will probably turn on further military developments.

  • Events

    National dialogues: scope and limits as a peacemaking tool

    13 July 2017. 

    Discussion meeting
    Dr Katia Papagianni, Director for Policy and Mediation Support, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
    Chaired by Dr Anastasia Voronkova, Research Fellow for Armed Conflict, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 13 July, 12.30–1.30pm BST

  • Strategic Comments

    Trump’s erratic Middle East policy

    12 July 2017. 

    The Trump administration's Middle East policy has become impulsive and inconsistent, as with its intervention in Qatar's dispute with Saudi Arabia, other Gulf Cooperation Council members and Egypt. The United States is also leaning towards intensified confrontation with Iran – especially over Syria. In any case, the administration's policy is unlikely to lend needed stability to the region.

  • Expert Commentary

    What rapprochement is possible between Israel, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi?

    04 July 2017.  The crisis that has torn apart the oil monarchies in the Gulf since late May 2017 has been considered by Israel as an opportunity to move closer to Riyadh. However, the road to the formal normalisation of Israeli–Gulf relations remains long. In the triangular relationship between Tel Aviv, Riyadh and Washington, who is most in need of the others?

  • Events

    Tensions in Asia: prospects for the peaceful resolution of conflicts

    15 June 2017. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 Discussion Series
    Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    Daniel Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute
    Chaired by Rick Grove, President, US Friends of the IISS; CEO, Rutter Associates
    The Princeton Club of New York, New York
    Thursday 15 June, 6.30–8pm EDT

  • Survival

    UN Peace Operations and the Use of Military Force

    16 May 2017.  The gap between traditional peacekeeping principles and the realities of contemporary operations is becoming increasingly apparent.

  • ACD Insight

    Young women participating in conflict must actively participate in post-conflict stabilisation

    11 May 2017.  Despite the increasing direct involvement of young women in conflict, efforts to engage them in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programmes seem ineffective

  • IISS Voices

    Young women participating in conflict must actively participate in post-conflict stabilisation

    11 May 2017.  Despite the increasing direct involvement of young women in conflict, efforts to engage them in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programmes seem ineffective

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part I: Whither UN Peacekeeping?

    09 May 2017. 

    Addressing the limits of peacekeeping requires a sustained, systematic focus on the ways in which the activities of peacekeepers on the ground can reinforce the search for a political settlement. Blue helmets cannot impose political solutions to complex and deep-seated conflicts, but they can and should underpin and support progress towards solutions.

  • Events

    Launch of Armed Conflict Survey 2017

    09 May 2017. 

    Book Launch
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 9 May 2017, 9.30–10.30am BST

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