• Events

    To be rescheduled - Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Final Push to Defeating the Taliban

    23 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Colonel Zulfiqar Ali Bhatty, Army and Air Adviser, High Commission for Pakistan, UK
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 23 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jonathan Stevenson: The Orlando massacre was less than, and more than, terrorism

    20 June 2016.  On 12 June, Omar Mateen – an Afghan-American Muslim born in the United States, who was on US law enforcement’s radar but not judged to warrant further investigation – slaughtered 49 people and wounded dozens more with a semi-automatic assault rifle and a nine-millimetre pistol at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Because he had posted jihadist threats on Facebook and called the police emergency number to proclaim his...

  • Events

    Brexit – The Strategic Implications

    13 June 2016. 

    Panel Discussion
    Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London
    Professor Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the Council, IISS
    Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 13 June 2016, 10.30AM–12PM BST

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Twelve: The Islamic State and Southeast Asia

    03 June 2016. 

    Growth of militant Islamism in southeast Asia; Appeal of the Syrian jihad and ISIS; Southeast Asians involved in the Syrian jihad; Indonesian recruits; Malaysian recruits; Philippine recruits; Conclusion

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 2: Cyber Espionage

    23 May 2016. 

    China has assimilated cyber capabilities in ways that make it a formidable actor among global intelligence powers.

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: France is falling into the trap set by Isis

    10 May 2016.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chair of the IISS Council France needs to 'resist the war-on-terror rhetoric and alienating French Muslims', argues Francois Heisbourg. Isis wants to bring about civil war in Europe, but will succeed 'only if a misguided response by European governments and societies plays into its hands'. Heisbourg writes that France is in danger of providing such a response, and although it 'can still change tack... time is running out'. Read the full...

  • Events

    Global Jihadism: Going Backwards?

    29 April 2016. 

    Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Friday 29 April 2016, 2–3PM BST

  • Events

    Pakistan's Security Perspective

    26 April 2016. 

    Key Address
    Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Pakistan
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 26 April 2016, 2-3pm BST

  • Strategic Comments

    After Brussels: understanding and countering ISIS’s strategy

    30 March 2016. 

    The recent attacks in Brussels confirmed Islamic State’s strategy of supplementing its flagging effort to establish a Middle East caliphate with an out-of-area campaign of urban terror focusing on Europe. Unity among Europe’s policymakers remains key to securing the continent against terrorism and addressing the root causes of Muslim radicalisation.

  • IISS Voices

    Nigel Inkster: Terrorism, Europe and Brexit

    29 March 2016.  The recent terrorist attacks in Belgium and France have provoked debate about whether the UK would be safer in or out of the EU. Nigel Inkster argues that cooperation, not fragmentation, is needed for modern counter-terrorism.

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