• Events

    Is ISIS making inroads in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    26 November 2015. 

    Virginia Comolli, IISS Research Fellow for Security and Development
    Thursday 26 November 2015, 11am GMT

  • Expert Commentary

    Slate.Fr: «Je ne pense pas que bombarder Daech soit la clé du problème»

    20 November 2015.  François Heisbourg était l’invité de l'émission «Politique» sur France 24. Il a mis en garde les autorités et déclaré qu’une attaque au Moyen-Orient serait insuffisante si l’on n’apportait pas des réponses locales.

  • Adelphi Books

    Jihadism in North Africa: A House of Many Mansions

    17 November 2015. 

    A common narrative links the recent developments of the jihadist scene in North Africa to the toppling of the Tunisian and Libyan dictatorships and their tightly controlled security apparatuses. The main flaw of this ‘counter-revolutionary’ narrative is its lack of historical perspective.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: The Paris Attacks and Transatlantica

    17 November 2015.  In discussing the Paris attacks, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have both employed a theme that Kerry introduced to his 2004 presidential campaign: France is America’s oldest ally. The solidarity is genuine and profound, one of the significant transatlantic ramifications of the horrific massacres of last Friday evening. There are, at the same time, some structural transatlantic tensions that the attacks could exacerbate in the coming...

  • Expert Commentary

    New York Times: How to beat ISIS - First deal with Assad

    17 November 2015.  Emile Hokayem, a senior fellow for Middle East security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies who has personal roots in Beirut and in Paris, discusses how to defeat Islamic State

  • Expert Commentary

    France TV Info: "L’hyperterrorisme est encore à venir"

    16 November 2015.  'Nous devons nous préparer, psychologiquement, budgétairement, à des actes d’hyperterrorisme sur notre territoire, comparables sinon au 11-Septembre américain, du moins aux méga-prises d’otages de Moscou ou aux attentats de Bali ou Madrid avec leur bilan tournant autour de 200 morts ou davantage' - Francois Heisbourg

  • Expert Commentary

    Les Echos: Francois Heisbourg - 'Il n'y a pas de résponse simple et convaincante'

    16 November 2015.  Francois Heisbourg on France's response to the latest ISIS attacks in Paris

  • Expert Commentary

    Le Monde: Cœur lourd, tête froide

    14 November 2015.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy Après New York, Madrid, Bombay, Londres, Moscou, Ankara, Tel Aviv et quelques autres, Paris rejoint la triste liste des grandes villes victimes du terrorisme de destruction de masse d’inspiration djihadiste. Notre premier devoir est certes de pleurer nos morts et de venger les victimes de cette nuit sanglante du vendredi 13 novembre. Ce malheur ne nous est...

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: Paris attacks - France stands at a crossroads

    14 November 2015.  Success in defeating terrorism will be measured by society’s response

  • IISS Voices

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: As Modi visits, five ways the UK could boost ties with India

    11 November 2015. 

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