• Events

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2016

    09 December 2016. 

    12th Regional Security Summit
    Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa, Manama
    9-11 December 2016

  • Events

    Adelphi Book Launch: Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups

    01 September 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Dr Samir Puri, Lecturer, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 1 September 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Military Balance Blog

    Bastian Giegerich: Share guns and sovereignty – armaments cooperation in Europe

    26 August 2016.  Germany's recent defence white paper proposes fundamental changes to European armaments cooperation. Bastian Giegerich analyses the details, and suggests that although there are multiple challenges to implementation, an idea whose time has come can be a powerful thing.

  • Events

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Retrospective: A Conversation with the Honorable David B. Shear

    28 July 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    David B. Shear, Performing the Duties of the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Former US Ambassador to Vietnam
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 28 July 2016, 8.30–9.30AM EDT

  • Events

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Retrospective: Nuclear Developments in North Korea

    20 July 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Seok-soo Lee, Director-General, Research Institute for National Security Affairs, Korea National Defense University
    Kongdan (Katy) Oh, Senior Asia Specialist, Institute for Defense Analyses
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Wednesday 20 July 2016, 10–11.00AM EDT

  • Politics and Strategy

    Ben Barry: Women in combat

    11 July 2016.  Last week the British Army announced that it would remove all remaining restrictions on the participation of women in ground combat. This follows the 2013 announcement of then-US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that US forces would in principle lift all restrictions on the employment of women in ground combat units. The US Army, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command (SOCOM) would have to make a special case for continuing to...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Adrian Philip Kendry: NATO defence spending and the Warsaw Summit – will Brexit have an effect?

    08 July 2016.  Uncertainty arising from the Brexit vote casts a shadow over the 8–9 July NATO Summit in Warsaw. Not only does it threaten to affect UK defence spending beyond 2016, but it also has the capacity to imperil the fragile recovery in NATO European defence spending, writes Adrian Philip Kendry.

  • Expert Commentary

    Berlin Policy Journal: Braving Brexit

    08 July 2016.  By Sarah Raine, Consulting Senior Fellow for Geopolitics and Strategy Foreign policy received little play in the run-up to the Brexit vote. The final televised pre-referendum debate between three leading representatives from the Remain and Leave campaigns was supposed to discuss “Britain’s place in the world” as one of three main topics. Yet this was barely touched upon. There was no substantive discussion on the EU as a potential force for influence...

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: Britain's Iraq Inquiry - an initial military assessment

    07 July 2016.  The long-awaited results of a seven-year inquiry into the UK's role in the Iraq War of 2003 have finally been published. Here, Ben Barry recalls his own experiences of assessing the British Army's efforts to stabilise the country after the conflict and how he came to similarly uncomfortable conclusions about the UK's failure to achieve its strategic objectives.

  • Events

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Retrospective: Managing South China Sea Tensions

    29 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
    Weimin Liu, Minister Counselor Political, Embassy of the People's Republic of China to the United States
    Christopher Nelson, Editor, The Nelson Report; Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
    Josh Rogin, Political Analyst, CNN; Columnist, The Washington Post
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Wednesday 29 June 2016, 10–11.30AM EDT

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