• Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: Brexit spells disaster for France

    24 June 2016.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chair of the IISS Council 'Frexit' remains unlikely, says IISS Chair Francois Heisbourg. ‘For the French, the European project remains more like a marriage than the cohabitation it always was in the eyes on many in Britain.’  He went on to explain that Brexit will severely limit the room for manoeuvre in Europe of a largely discredited incumbent president and government. Read the full article at the Financial Times...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Brexit becomes reality

    24 June 2016.  In preparing the most recent issue of Survival, we asked our authors to reflect on the possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union – or ‘Brexit’. At that point, it was by nearly all accounts the less likely outcome. Yesterday, the UK voted to make it a reality. There is now huge uncertainty about what the UK’s relationship with the EU will look like, and about the future...

  • Events

    Post-Election Myanmar: Context, Opportunities and Challenges for Business

    22 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business; Former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Myanmar
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 22 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Politics and Strategy

    Matthew Harries: Brexit would be a badly timed blow to Western solidarity

    22 June 2016.  The sky will not fall, in foreign-policy terms, if the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union. NATO is not going anywhere, nor is the UK’s seat on the UN Security Council. But if Brexit does happen, Britain will start to find itself a little lonelier, and the West a little weaker. The idea of alliance has been having a rough time in recent months. Its loudest critic is US...

  • Events

    Our Separate Ways: The Struggle for the Future of the US-Israel Alliance

    21 June 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Book Launch
    Dana H. Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, IISS
    Steven N. Simon, Former Senior Director for Middle Eastern and North African Affairs, National Security Council
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 21 June 2016, 10–11AM EDT

  • Strategic Comments

    Jordan’s pragmatism and current challenges

    15 June 2016. 

    Historically, Jordan has handled the challenges of being located in a contested region with effective pragmatism. It now faces refugee pressure and the threat of jihadist infiltration from Syria, as well as a weak economy. Amman will have to strike a delicate balance between security cooperation with the United States against the Islamic State and cooperation with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab states against the Assad regime to ensure it gleans maximum strategic rent.

  • Events

    Pakistan: A Personal Perspective

    15 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Philip Barton, IISS Consulting Senior Fellow
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 15 June 2016, 1–2PM BST

  • Expert Commentary

    Huffington Post: For the Labour Party, Trident Would Be a Curious Hill on Which to Die

    15 June 2016.  By Matthew Harries, Managing Editor of Survival; Research Fellow After crushing defeat in 2015, the Labour Party was always likely to be facing a long road to recovery, and the election of Jeremy Corbyn, a leader at odds with his MPs, has made the process especially acrimonious. To stand a decent chance of returning to power, the party will need to pick its internal battles carefully. But after Corbyn’s high-profile declaration...

  • Events

    Our Separate Ways: The Struggle for the Future of the US-Israel Alliance

    14 June 2016. 

    IISS–Americas New York Book Launch
    Dana H. Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, IISS
    Steven N. Simon, Former Senior Director for Middle Eastern and North African Affairs, National Security Council
    The Cornell Club, New York
    Tuesday 14 June 2016, 6.30–7.30PM EDT

  • 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

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