• Events

    Urban Warfare in the ‘Marvelous City’: Securing Rio from the Gangs

    09 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Juliana Barbassa
    Former Rio Correspondent, The Associated Press
    Author, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink
    Antônio Sampaio 
    Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Christoph Harig 
    Doctoral Researcher, Brazil Institute, King’s College London
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 9 July 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Expert Commentary

    Washington Times: Nigeria's deadly Boko Haram 'didn't come out of the blue'

    19 June 2015.  Interview with Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development WASHINGTON TIMES: Why did you write a book about Boko Haram? VIRGINIA COMOLLI: I came to look at Boko Haram not because I am an Africanist, but because I am a security analyst very much interested in state groups. Most of my work is channelled through the study of insurgencies, extremism, terrorism and organized crime. So this is how I started to...

  • Expert Commentary

    Christianity Today: Getting a Handle on Boko Haram

    05 June 2015.  Christianity Today interview with Virignia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development CHRISTIANITY TODAY: Why are the origins of Boko Haram so unclear? VIRGINIA COMOLLI: During my research, I was struck by the amount of confusion and contrasting views among high-level politicians and members of the military. There are people who believe it is a group purely motivated by violent religious extremism. Other people say it is a political movement. Other people think it’s...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Armed Forces and New Terrorist Threats

    30 May 2015. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Special Session One
    Chair: General The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux, Senior Adviser for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, IISS; former Chief of the Defence Staff, United Kingdom 
    Senator John McCain, Chairman, Armed Services Committee, United States Senate 
    General Knud Bartels, Chairman, NATO Military Committee 
    General Thomas Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, Canada 
    Nigel Inkster, Director for Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS 
    Colonel Lu Yin, Associate Research Fellow, Strategic Teaching and Research Department, National Defense University, People’s Liberation Army, China

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Ten: China’s domestic security challenges: Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong

    26 May 2015. 

    China’s New Frontier: Xinjiang; The fallout from the Urumqi riots; Escalating violence; Tibet; The Dalai Lama and the independence movement; The 2008 riots; Surveillance grid; Hong Kong; Chronology of protests; Beijing’s core concerns

  • 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

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part II: The Evolution of Global Jihadism

    14 April 2015.  In the act of joining together, there is often a corresponding act of breaking away. In June 2014, the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a jihadist group based in parts of Iraq and Syria, announced the establishment of a ‘caliphate’ led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: ‘the sun of jihad has risen. The glad tidings of good are shining.’

  • Survival

    Towards a More Modest American Strategy

    25 March 2015. 

    The debate over national-security strategy in Washington is seemingly bracketed by two similar choices: sustaining American primacy and expanding American primacy.

  • Events

    Resumption of India-Pakistan Talks: The Way Forward

    25 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ambassador Kanwal Sibab
    Former Indian foreign secretary 
    Arundel House
    Wednesday, 25 March 2015

  • Events

    Intelligence and Policy in an Era of Transparency

    19 March 2015. 

    IISS-US Policy Makers Series
    Dr Gregory Treverton
    Chairman, National Intelligence Council
    Chair: Nigel Inkster
    Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 19 March 2015, 10:30am-11:30pm EDT/3:30-4:30pm GMT

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