• Survival

    Fear and Loathing in Dhaka

    20 May 2016. 

    The only long-term treatment for Bangladesh’s disease is to let democracy work.

  • Events

    The Aftermath of Impeachment in Brazil: Changes Amid Political Crisis and the Fight Against Corruption

    19 May 2016. 

    Webinar
    Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Thursday 19 May 2016, 2–3PM BST

  • Expert Commentary

    Foreign Policy: How Brazil’s Left Destroyed Itself

    13 May 2016.  By Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development After days of chaos in the upper ranks of Brazilian politics, the Senate in Brasilia has voted for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. This moment marks the final fall from grace not only of the president but also of her ruling Workers’ Party, which has run the country for 13 years. Not so long ago, many in Brazil saw the Left as...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: Trump is really happening

    04 May 2016.  Donald Trump will be the 2016 Republican nominee for president. Just typing those words induces vertigo. I find myself, like many writers, struggling to express the magnitude of this surreal moment in American history. ‘The degree to which, by changing the Republican Party, he will also permanently deform American politics can only be speculated upon,’ writes Slate magazine’s Isaac Chotiner, ‘but his primary victory will, decades from now, likely be...

  • Strategic Comments

    The UK Brexit vote and its potential strategic impact

    20 April 2016. 

    The United Kingdom's 'Leave' camp is mounting a strident and emotive campaign for the UK's departure from the European Union, and has gained significant popular traction. 'Brexit' would pose serious economic and political risks to the UK and significantly diminish the EU’s size and clout. The 'Remain' camp will need to work hard to mobilise voters and put across the EU’s benefits more effectively to prevent Brexit.

  • Events

    IISS Survival Seminar: Donald Trump's America

    18 April 2016. 

    Survival Seminar
    Dr Dana Allin, Senior Fellow and Editor of Survival, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 18 April 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Politics and Strategy

    Matthew Harries: Party politics and bad luck are dragging Britain towards Brexit

    12 April 2016.  David Cameron is a weak prime minister leading a divided government. The peculiar thing about this assertion is that it is true now, and not a year ago, when Cameron was in charge of a two-party coalition government, a rarity in British politics. In May 2015 Cameron won an extraordinary general-election victory, becoming the first full-term incumbent prime minister since 1832 to increase both his party’s share of the vote...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Bastian Giegerich: EU catches Dutch disease

    07 April 2016.  Christopher Hill, a Cambridge professor of International Relations, once suggested that public opinion in relation to foreign policy was a bit like the Loch Ness monster – a mythical creature, often talked about but rarely seen. Yesterday it reared its ugly head. Dutch voters rejected the European Union–Ukraine association agreement in a referendum, delivering a severe blow to European solidarity and further damaging the efforts of 28 governments to form...

  • Strategic Comments

    Turkey’s diminishing policy options in Syria

    05 April 2016. 

    The increase in the Islamic State's power vis-a-vis the moderate Syrian opposition has reduced Turkey’s ability to shape the course of the Syrian conflict in line with its long-term goals of uprooting the Assad regime and expanding its influence in the Middle East. ISIS's rise has also degraded Turkey's domestic security. Ankara currently appears caught between its inability to realise its regional objectives with respect to Syria and its refusal to moderate them, but may soon find political compromise unavoidable.

  • Events

    IISS Survival Seminar: The Coming Illiberal Order

    29 March 2016. 

    Survival Seminar
    Dr Michael Boyle, Associate Professor, La Salle University
    Dr Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, IISS
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 29 March, 10–11am EDT

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