• Events

    Debating the contemporary international order

    29 July 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Madam Fu Ying,
    Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee, National People's Congress of China
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Wednesday 29 July 2015

  • Survival

    The Democratisation Mirage

    22 July 2015.  It is time to lay to rest the 100-year-old drive to democratise the world. The United States should focus on protecting its core interests.

  • Events

    Europe after the Greek debacle

    22 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Erik Jones, Professor, European Studies and International Political Economy; Director, European and Eurasian Studies; Johns Hopkins University
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 22 July 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Events

    India, the United States and China

    20 July 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Dr S Jaishankar
    Foreign Secretary,Ministry of External Affairs, India
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 20 July 2015

  • IISS Voices

    Herve Lemahieu: Aung San Suu Kyi and Xi Jinping's historic meeting

    12 June 2015.  It’s striking to see the democracy icon and Burmese opposition leader with China’s Communist leader. In fact, however, this is just a continuation of the way China and Myanmar have long done business.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Eleven: Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire

    26 May 2015. 

    Historical context; The military’s role in politics; The structure and chronology of negotiations; Recent developments; Negotiating teams; International involvement; Negotiating positions; Towards the 2015 elections: the peace process at risk; Ceasefire violations; Further obstacles to peacebuilding

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Greek Default and the Politics of ‘Reasonableness’

    19 May 2015.  Last week, my SAIS colleague Filippo Taddei gave an interview to a Bloomberg journalist about the Greek crisis in which he argued that there is no necessary link between a Greek government default and the exit of Greece from the euro area. The reason, Taddei explained, is that a government default is only relevant to Greece’s euro membership insofar as such a default would wipe out many of the assets...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Alexander Nicoll: Britain’s Election Shocks

    08 May 2015.  Three extraordinary facts on the day after the most surprising British election for many years: David Cameron’s Conservative Party has won an outright majority of parliamentary seats that was predicted by nobody; three party leaders, including Labour’s Ed Miliband, have already resigned; and in Scotland, the vehemently anti-Conservative Scottish National Party (SNP) has swept almost all the seats, ending decades of Labour dominance. And some immediate observations: The opinion polls, which...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Britain’s Confusing Election

    06 May 2015.  As the United Kingdom prepares to head to the polls on 7 May, here is a roundup of recent Survival coverage of the peculiar state of British politics. Alexander Nicoll: ‘Britain’s Confusing Election’, Survival, April–May 2015 The political currents that have contributed to the Liberal Democrats’ fall from grace and the rise of UKIP and the SNP (as well as the Green Party, which has a projected share of 7%) are...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Alexander Nicoll: Scotland’s election charge

    21 April 2015.  The star of the British general election campaign so far is Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the head of the Scottish government. She herself is not seeking a seat at Westminster. Her party is contesting just 59 out of 650 constituencies – that is, only those in Scotland. But the polls suggest it will win almost all of them, compared with just six seats it...

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