• News

    Central African Republic – peace at last?

    26 May 2015.  Rebel groups have signed a peace agreement in Bangui, Central African Republic’s capital, following two years of brutal violence. There are high hopes that the agreement will herald a new dawn in CAR, but many obstacles still stand in the way of peace. 

  • IISS Voices

    Hanna Ucko Neill: Central African Republic - peace at last?

    20 May 2015.  After two years of brutal violence, rebel groups have signed a peace agreement in Bangui, Central African Republic’s capital. There are high hopes that the agreement will herald a new dawn in CAR, but there are many obstacles still standing in the way of peace. 

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part V: Peace Operations and the Responsibility to Protect

    14 April 2015.  The United Nations does not lack critics, but even steadfast opponents of the organisation begrudgingly acknowledge two singular contributions that it has made to the use of armed forces in the service of international security: operationally, in peacekeeping; normatively, in exercising the Responsibility to Protect (R2P).

  • Events

    The Vatican’s New Foreign Policy: From Russia to Cuba

    12 May 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Antonio Mennini,
    Apostolic Nuncio to the Court of St. James's
    Massimo Franco,
    Author and political columnist, Corriere della Sera
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 12 May 2015

  • Events

    The Campaign Against ISIS: Assessment and Prospects

    21 April 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Emile Hokayem
    Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS   
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday, 21 April 2015

  • Expert Commentary

    France 24: Where do the anti-FARC camp raids leave the peace process?

    16 April 2015.  Interview with Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development

  • Events

    India's Neighborhood Policy in the First Year of the Modi Government

    14 April 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury
    Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 14 April 2015, 10:30-11:30am

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio: Colombia focuses on post-conflict challenges as FARC conflict de-escalates

    30 March 2015.  Two significant announcements were made in March related to the de-escalation of the conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Many in Colombia believe these are the first steps towards the end of the conflict waged by the western hemisphere’s largest and longest-running insurgent group.

  • 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

  • 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...

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