• IISS Voices

    Jeremy Taylor: Further hurdles on South Sudan’s fragile path to peace

    18 January 2016.  Despite the peace deal signed in August 2015, violence continues in South Sudan, and President Salva Kiir’s recent decision to increase the number of states in the country threatens the implementation of the agreement

  • Events

    Understanding the strategies of non-state actors in armed conflict: a comparative study

    18 January 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Anastasia Voronkova, Editor, Armed Conflict Survey; Research Fellow for Armed Conflict and the Armed Conflict Database, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 18 January 2016, 5.30-6.30pm

  • ACD Insight

    Further hurdles on South Sudan’s fragile path to peace

    18 January 2016.  Despite the peace deal signed in August 2015, violence continues in South Sudan, and President Salva Kiir’s recent decision to increase the number of states in the country threatens the implementation of the agreement

  • ACD Insight

    Beyond Operation Zarb-e-Azb in northwest Pakistan

    04 December 2015.  Pakistani ground forces began their assault into the Shawal Valley, the final substantial militant stronghold in North Waziristan, in August. Shawal represents an endgame of sorts for Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the large-scale offensive to clear the region of militants. It has successfully dislodged the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), but Pakistan’s northwestern tribal areas face significant challenges as the operation draws to a close.

  • Expert Commentary

    Brookings: The danger of Russian and Turkish competitive machismo in Syria

    02 December 2015.  By Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS, and Jeremy Shapiro, Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution The downing of a Russian jet by Turkish fighters has brought the dangers posed by Moscow’s intervention in Syria into sharp relief. While the Russian and Turkish Presidents trade insults and display their competitive machismo, the world faces the prospect of a military crisis between Russia and NATO. Although we do...

  • ACD Insight

    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.

  • Expert Commentary

    Guardian: The Vienna talks on Syria are a start. But we need a leap of imagination

    20 November 2015.  I desperately hope we can find a security settlement for the region as a whole – an expanded version of the 1989 Taif agreement, which ended the war in Lebanon

  • ACD Insight

    Myanmar’s peace process after the elections

    13 November 2015.  The National League for Democracy (NLD) has won Myanmar’s historic election just a few weeks after the government and ethnic armed organisations signed a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA). With the ambitious next phase of the peace process due to start in January 2016, the current government will need to adopt a framework for dialogue before handing over to its successor.

  • Survival

    Making Peace with the Taliban

    10 November 2015.  In Afghanistan, neither side can win – a reality that creates a simple and compelling logic for peace talks.

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