• Events

    The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism

    24 April 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Marwan Muasher,
    Vice-President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 24 Apri, 12:30-1:30pm

  • IISS Voices

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: India’s Youth Vote

    17 April 2014.  By Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia Today is the biggest day at the polls in the Indian general election, with nearly 200 million people casting their ballots in an election that overall includes 100 million new voters. Rahul Gandhi (43) has tremendous potential to appeal to those new voters, the Indian youth, but thus far he has not capitalised on it. Instead, it is Narendra Modi (63) who has most persuasively...

  • IISS Voices

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: India’s Election Frenzy

    10 April 2014.  By Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia It seems like a presidential-style election for the world's largest parliamentary democracy, with the focus on the two leading candidates, rather than their political parties. The leading contender for the office of prime minister is Narendra Modi (63), the dynamic but controversial three-time chief minister of the western province of Gujarat, who belongs to the Hindu nationalist centre-right opposition party – the Bharatiya Janata Party...

  • Survival

    The End of the Turkish Model

    01 April 2014. 

    The Turkish model of democracy, economic competence and regional influence is not unravelling because of a clash between Islam and secularism. The real conflict is between electoral democracy and liberalism.

  • Survival

    Chile Can Say No

    01 April 2014. 

    Two recent books tell the story of the transition to Chile’s now-vibrant democracy. Their complementary perspectives provide context for the choices Chileans made in last year’s presidential elections.

  • Survival

    Russia and Ukraine

    01 April 2014. 

    The West has often assumed that Russia is inherently hostile to Ukraine, and the March events seem to validate that assumption. But Moscow’s moves are in fact a real departure from previous Russian policy.

  • Events

    The Ukrainian Crisis and the Western Response

    25 March 2014. 

    IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    Dr Samuel Charap
    Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS  
    Dr Keith Darden
    Associate Professor, American University  
    Ambassador Lee Feinsten
    Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
    Moderator: Susan Glasser, Editor, POLITICO Magazine
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 25 March 2014

  • Events

    External Threats and Domestic Challenges: Strategic Choices for the EU

    20 March 2014. 

    IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    François Heisbourg
    Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 20 March 2014

  • Events

    Post-2014 Transition in Afghanistan: Pakistan's Perspective

    12 March 2014. 

    Key Address
    Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security and Foreign Affairs
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 12 March 2014

  • IISS Voices

    Sanjaya Baru: World of Narendra Abe

    07 March 2014.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy At the tail end of a question-answer session following a lecture in Singapore an East Asian member in the audience asked me if I could enlighten him on what India’s foreign policy was likely to be in a Narendra Modi government. Pressed for time, and not prepared for the question, I offered a telegraphic reply. Mr Modi, I told him, would be the...

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