• Events

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2016

    09 December 2016. 

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

  • Events

    Missile-Defence Cooperation in the Gulf

    01 December 2016. 

    Dossier launch
    Michael Elleman, Consulting Senior Fellow for Missile Defence, IISS
    Professor Toby Dodge, Consulting Senior Fellow for The Middle East, IISS; Director, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 1 December 2016, 5.30–6.30pm

  • Events

    Military innovation and adaptation: keeping the cutting edge sharp

    23 November 2016. 

    Corporate Roundtable
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 23 November 2016, 8–9AM BST

  • Events

    Missile-Defence Cooperation in The Gulf

    22 November 2016. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue Discourse Series
    Michael Elleman, Consulting Senior Fellow for Missile Defence, IISS
    Professor Toby Dodge, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East, IISS; Director, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 22 November 2016, 10–11AM EST

  • Events

    Beyond the Iraq Inquiry: fresh perspectives on Britain’s difficult war

    10 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 10 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • IISS Voices

    The bitter war to stabilise southern Iraq - British Army report declassified

    10 October 2016.  A British Army report into the post-conflict stabilisation of Iraq has just been declassified. Here, the report is published and its author – IISS Senior Fellow for Land Warfare Ben Barry – explains some of its uncomfortable conclusions.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Conclusion: The Way Forward for Missile Defence

    29 September 2016. 

    The political sensitivities of defence design and command and control may appear to be insurmountable. Yet, for GCC states, negotiations on these issues may provide a means to start the integration of their ballistic-missile defences.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter 2: Security Cooperation on the Arabian Peninsula: Challenges and Prospects

    29 September 2016. 

    Dependence on outside powers for ensuring regional security and stability has left Gulf leaders with little desire to overcome their mistrust of one another – and to accept the compromises to absolute sovereignty that come with security and defence integration.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter 1: The Iranian Missile Threat

    29 September 2016. 

    Iran’s strategic missile forces are instrumental to its military doctrine and deterrence strategy. Missiles provide Iran with the capacity to promptly strike targets anywhere in the Gulf, and as far away as Israel or southeastern Europe, without risking its aircraft against the adversary’s defences.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Introduction

    29 September 2016. 

    The history of the GCC is one of occasional cooperation, as its members have put aside mutual suspicion only when they have perceived external threats to outweigh concerns over sovereignty and autonomy.

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