• Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: A dismal reaction to the torture report

    19 December 2014.  It has now been a week and some days since the US Senate Intelligence Committee released the unclassified summary of its detailed report on the CIA’s systematic torture of terrorist suspects after 9/11. My colleague Nigel Inkster has already reflected on the dispiriting contents. Although it covers facts that ‘have never been the subject of serious dispute’, what the report does make clear is that ‘greater levels of brutality had...

  • IISS Voices

    Nigel Inkster: Torture and the CIA

    10 December 2014.  By Nigel Inkster, Director for Transnational Threats and Political Risk The unclassified version of the United States Senate report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation of suspected al-Qaeda detainees released on 9 December 2014 makes sobering reading. The facts of the Senate report are not disputed. Between 2001 and 2006, the CIA detained 119 suspected al-Qaeda operatives in a number of secret locations. Of these, 26 subsequently proved to have had...

  • Manama Voices

    UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs: Countering extremism

    08 December 2014.  During the second plenary session at the 2014 Manama Dialogue, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zyed Al Nahyan commented on the divergence between what the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, or Daesh) means to the West and to the Middle East. Sheikh Abdullah proposed that since 9/11 and after Daesh the Middle East has learned, or had to learn, that it has a central role...

  • Manama Dialogue

    Reflections on 10 Years of Regional Security Changes: Q&A

    08 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Fifth Plenary Session
    Q&A

  • Manama Dialogue

    Reflections on 10 Years of Regional Security Changes

    07 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Fifth Plenary Session

  • Manama Dialogue

    Reflections on 10 Years of Regional Security Changes: Bassma Kodmani

    07 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Fifth Plenary Session
    Dr Bassma Kodmani
    Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative

  • Manama Dialogue

    Reflections on 10 Years of Regional Security Changes: Jamal Kashoggi

    07 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Fifth Plenary Session
    Jamal Khashoggi
    General Manager, Al Arab News Channel

  • Manama Dialogue

    Collective Approaches to Current Security Issues

    06 December 2014. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Fourth Plenary Session

  • Manama Dialogue

    Collective Approaches to Current Security Issues: Plenary Discussion

    06 December 2014. 

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2014: 10th Regional Security Summit
    Fourth Plenary Session
    Dr Abdullatif Al Zayani
    Secretary General, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf 
    John Baird
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
    Michael Fallon
    Secretary of State for Defence, UK

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