• Events

    The Rise of the Islamic State, the US Military Campaign, and the Future of Iraq

    26 February 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Professor Toby Dodge,
    Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East, IISS     
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday, 26 February 2015

  • Events

    Pakistan's Fight Against Terrorism

    24 February 2015. 

    Key Address
    Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
    Federal Minister for Interior & Narcotics Control, Pakistan
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 24 February 2015

  • Events

    Pakistan in 2015 and Beyond

    24 February 2015. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    Dr Kiran Hassan,
    Consultant and IISS Contributor    
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 2-3pm EDT/7-8pm GMT

  • Expert Commentary

    Perfil: El 'glamour' de combatir en el Ejército Islámico

    15 February 2015.  Perfil interview with Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk Desde Londres. La amenaza del terrorismo islámico será imposible de desterrar. Los gobiernos occidentales -y en especial el británico- sólo pueden aspirar a contenerla. Así advierte Nigel Inkster, director del influyente Instituto Internacional de Estudios Estratégicos (IISS) de Londres para su unidad de amenazas transnacionales y riesgos políticos, en una entrevista con PERFIL en la capital británica. Con más de 31 años...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Benjamin Fishman: ISIS overplays its hand

    04 February 2015.  3 February was supposed to be a good day for Jordan. King Abdullah was in Washington in part to mark the agreement on a new $1 billion annual assistance package. Aid to Jordan has long received bipartisan support – a rarity in Washington – in no small part because of the king’s frequent visits to Capitol Hill, along with his White House meetings. The updated assistance package increases economic and...

  • Expert Commentary

    Independent: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

    28 January 2015.  On 21 January, Iraq Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot announced that the investigative report would not be published before the UK general election in May 2015. Amid growing frustration at this delay, Consulting Fellow for the Middle East Toby Dodge reflected on his experience in 2002 of briefing then-prime minister Tony Blair on the potential negative outcomes of an invasion. Speaking to the Independent, Dodge described how he and five...

  • Events

    Responding to the Growing Threat of Homegrown Terrorists in Europe

    27 January 2015. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    Dr Angel Rabasa, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation  
    Discussant: Dr. Jackson Janes, President, American Institute for Contemproary German Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 27 January 2015

  • Events

    Pakistan's Security Perspectives

    15 January 2015. 

    Off-the-Record Discussion
    General Raheel Sharif
    Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan
    Arundel House, London
    Friday, 16 January 2014

  • Expert Commentary

    British Forces News: What would a cyber attack on the UK be like?

    09 January 2015.  Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, speaks to British Forces News 'Given the UK’s membership of the UN Security council, its network of international alliances and commitments and its tradition of an activist foreign and defence policy, the likelihood that at some point it might fall victim to a serious cyber attack... is high.  'The UK is particularly vulnerable to such attacks because it is a highly networked and...

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