• Events

    COIN in Thailand: Combining security and socio-economic policies

    28 October 2014.  Discussion Meeting
    Dr Jeff M. Moore
    CEO, Muir Analytics
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 28 October 2014

  • Strategic Comments

    ISIS: the threat to homeland security

    24 October 2014.  Western governments face a new homeland security preoccupation: the growing numbers of young Westerners joining Syrian rebel groups. This trend is giving rise to concerns that these 'foreign fighters' could return home having been radicalised to the point that they are willing to undertake terrorist attacks in their own countries.

  • Expert Commentary

    National Interest: A Perfect Solution to Nuclear Talks with Iran - A Deal Deemed Imperfect by All

    22 October 2014.  By Dina Esfandiary, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme In today’s Middle East, dysfunction is a bigger enemy than hostile states. The United States needs as many partners as possible in this part of the world to tackle the current chaos. Relations between Iran, a dominant state in the region, and the West are today at a vital crossroads. Reaching a deal with Tehran will not only constrain its nuclear program...

  • Expert Commentary

    ABC News: Islamic State can be defeated

    10 September 2014.  Former MI6 deputy, Nigel Inkster, says that the Islamic State military group can be beaten in Iraq and Syria but there are conditions. Watch the Interview LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The case of Amira Karroum is far from isolated, with thousands of foreigners believed to be part of the fight in Syria and Iraq. The potential threat if they return home is one of the reasons that Australia, the United States and other...

  • Events

    Forgotten, but not gone: the continuing threat of Boko Haram

    15 July 2014.  IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    Virginia Comolli
    Research Fellow for Security and Development
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 15 July 2014

  • Events

    Pakistan: Fostering Regional Cooperation and Stability

    07 July 2014. 

    IISS-UK Discussion Meeting
    Amer Hashmi, Advisor, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST);
    President and Senior Fellow, NUST Global Think Tank Network, Pakistan
    Monday 7 July 2014, 1:30-2:30pm

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio: What's next for Colombia's peace talks after the election?

    20 June 2014.  By Antônio Sampaio, Research Analyst for Latin America When celebrating his re-election as President of Colombia on 15 June, Juan Manuel Santos chose to wear a pin in the shape of a dove on his lapel and painted the word ‘paz’ (‘peace’ in Spanish) on the palm of one of his hands. He chose the peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as the single most important issue...

  • Events

    India's new Modi government: What to expect on foreign and security policies

    19 June 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury
    Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 19 June 2014

  • Strategic Comments

    Challenges for India’s new naval chief

    12 May 2014. 

    Over the past decade, India's navy has acquired a higher profile and adopted a more robust posture, due largely to India's economic growth, which relies to a large extent on ship-borne energy imports. Its new chief, Admiral Rabinder (Robin) Kumar Dhowan, must attempt to improve capabilities and fulfil an expanded strategic remit amid equipment and manpower shortfalls.

  • Events

    Cyber Security: Strategies in the Gulf

    03 April 2014. 

    IISS-Middle East Cyber Security Expert Series
    Dr John B Sheldon
    Founder, and Principal Consultant, The Torridon Group
    Lt Col Mika Kerttunen
    Director, Department of Leadership, Baltic Defence College
    Chris Spirito
    International Cyber Lead, The MITRE Corporation
    IISS-Middle East, Manama
    Thursday 03 April 2014 4-5:30pm Bahrain Time/2-3:30pm BST

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