• IISS Voices

    Kiran Hassan: Pakistan cannot afford further domestic discord

    20 August 2014.  By Kiran Hassan, Research Assistant, South Asia Thousands of protesters peacefully marched towards the red zone in Islamabad on 19 August 2014, paralysing Pakistan’s capital city. Using a crane and bolt cutters to force their way past barricades of shipping containers, they camped in front of the parliament and are refusing to budge unless their demand is met. Their call is simple – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should resign. Sharif formed a...

  • Strategic Comments

    Challenges for India’s new government

    18 August 2014.  Although the convincing election victory achieved by Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promises a foundation of stability in India’s government, if Modi is to boost economic growth and investor confidence he will still need to reach out to his opponents.

  • Strategic Comments

    Vietnam: maritime spat stirs domestic dissent

    07 August 2014. 

    The new opportunities for political expression that have opened up as a result of Vietnam's economic reforms have increased the pressure on the Communist Party and state to respond firmly to Beijing's assertive behaviour in the South China Sea.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Behlül Ozkan: Erdogan's 'New Turkey'

    31 July 2014.  Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, is favoured to win the presidency in the imminent election, when the revamped office will be filled by popular vote for the first time. However, a large part of society has serious reservations about the ‘New Turkey’ Erdogan has promised. The misgivings are fed by the violent suppression of country-wide street protests over the past year, restrictions on freedom of the press, censorship of...

  • Survival

    The Prosecution of Pervez Musharraf

    25 July 2014.  Pakistan’s judicial system is notorious for its corruption and bias, but so far the case appears to have been conducted largely in accordance with the requirements of due process rather than the dictates of politics.

  • Survival

    The Impatience of Youth: Political Activism in the Gulf

    25 July 2014. 

    Youth movements in the Gulf have been effective but ephemeral, sometimes manipulated by established groups or succumbing to social divisions.

  • Events

    Myanmar: Towards 2015 and Beyond

    10 July 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Matthew Walton
    Senior Research Fellow, Modern Burmese Studies, University of Oxford
    Andrew McLeod
    Stipendiary Lecturer in Law, University of Oxford
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 10 July 2014, 12-1pm

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Snapshots: The Meaning of Modi

    10 July 2014.  Adam Ward and Sanjaya Baru assess the end of Nehru-Gandhi dominance, a changing electorate and secular shift in Indian politics as Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays out his plans for Asia's third largest economy in his government's inaugural budget.

  • Events

    The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh

    08 July 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Sanjaya Baru
    Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday, 8 July 2014

  • Events

    Pakistan: Fostering Regional Cooperation and Stability

    07 July 2014. 

    IISS-UK Discussion Meeting
    Amer Hashmi, Advisor, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST);
    President and Senior Fellow, NUST Global Think Tank Network, Pakistan
    Monday 7 July 2014, 1:30-2:30pm

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