• News

    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

  • News

    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.

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: Historic Xi–Ma summit an attempt to preserve cross-strait detente

    06 November 2015.  The first meeting of a Chinese and Taiwanese president comes ahead of 2016 elections in Taiwan tipped to bring a stark change of government and policy

  • Manama Voices

    Sir John Jenkins: Seeking a common purpose in the Middle East

    01 November 2015.  The Syria summit held in Vienna on 30 October highlighted the complex multiplicity of coalitions assembled on all sides of the ongoing conflict. Reflecting on the issues discussed in the fourth plenary of the IISS Manama Dialogue, 'Conflicts and Coalitions in the Middle East', IISS-ME Executive Director Sir John Jenkins laments the failure of the international community to unite behind a common vision for Syria. He highlights the importance of...

  • Manama Dialogue

    Managing Conflict Spill-over: Nohad Machnouk

    31 October 2015. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2015 Fifth Plenary Session
    Nohad Machnouk, Minister of the Interior and Municipalities, Lebanon

  • Manama Dialogue

    Managing Conflict Spill-over: Crispin Blunt

    31 October 2015. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2015 Fifth Plenary Session
    Crispin Blunt, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, House of Commons, UK

  • Manama Voices

    Emile Hokayem: Intervention and diplomacy unlikely to settle Syrian crisis soon

    30 October 2015.  By Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security The Syrian crisis has been a major theme of recent Dialogues, and this year will be no different. The IISS Manama Dialogue coincidentally starts on the evening of the Vienna meeting called by the United States and Russia. Some officials negotiating in Vienna will travel to Manama, where they will have an opportunity to explain the potential progress achieved there and mobilise regional...

  • Events

    Justice, Good Governance and International Security

    14 October 2015. 

    10th Anniversary IISS Oppenheimer Lecture
    Advocate Thuli Madonsela,
    Public Protector of South Africa
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 14 October 2015

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