• Strategic Survey

    Chapter 10: Latin America

    27 September 2016. 

    The downfall of left-leaning governments across Latin America came to seem inevitable, due to their over-reliance on favourable economic winds and failure to prepare for hard times.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 1: Prospectives

    27 September 2016. 

    The underpinnings of geopolitics have splintered so much in the past year that the foundations of global order appear alarmingly weak. The year was characterised by a bad-tempered roar against political arrangements seen to be unfair, concocted by others, and out of touch with the current realities of international power or the prevailing winds of domestic sentiment.

  • Expert Commentary

    Politico: Barack and Bibi – Goodbye to All That?

    26 September 2016.  Which of the two candidates running to replace Obama next January might do better in restoring the US–Israel relationship and pushing for peace? Dana Allin, IISS Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs and Editor of Survival, and Steven Simon argue that, when it comes to Israel, Hillary Clinton would be a better president in the long run.

  • IISS Voices

    Jonathan Stevenson: Explaining US policy stasis in Syria

    12 September 2016.  The fragile hope is that the deal tentatively struck last week by John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov for the US and Russia to coordinate counter-jihadist operations and restrain opposition and regime military activity, respectively, will produce a durable ceasefire in Syria and re-energise political talks. As Jonathan Stevenson explains, prospects for success are dubious.

  • IISS Voices

    Jens Wardenaer: Myanmar: Progress at Panglong despite obstacles

    06 September 2016.  The 21st Century Panglong Conference represents a significant new step towards ending seven decades of conflict in Myanmar

  • ACD Insight

    Myanmar: Progress at Panglong despite obstacles

    06 September 2016.  The 21st Century Panglong Conference represents a significant new step towards ending seven decades of conflict in Myanmar

  • Events

    Adelphi Book Launch: Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups

    01 September 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Dr Samir Puri, Lecturer, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 1 September 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Expert Commentary

    War on the Rocks: "Assad or we burn the country"

    24 August 2016.  By Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security Prior to the uprising that ignited in Syria in 2011, whenever I discussed politics with my urbanite Syrian interlocutors, they would often tell me: "You, the Lebanese, you are violent, corrupt, sectarian, with no sense of a nation or a state." (I also noted that Iraqis would endure similar lecturing). Frankly, they were largely right, but their real point lay somewhere else. The...

  • 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

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