• Politics and Strategy

    Elizabeth Pond: Gunfight at the Ukraine Corral

    04 February 2016.  2016 promises to be a decisive year for Ukraine. The sudden resignation on 3 February of Economics Minister Aivaras Abromavicius – and the immediate sharp fall of Ukraine's sovereign bonds – suggest that the showdown is at hand, much sooner than expected. The country faces a stark choice. Its second civil-society uprising in a decade could dissolve into infighting among oligarchs, as the first one did. Or, with the help...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: Iowa and theories of politics

    02 February 2016.  If the metric is which party at least marginally improved its chances of winning the presidency next November, then Republicans had a better night in Iowa. They improved their chances not because Texas Senator Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump for first place in the Iowa caucus – both men constitute prima facie electoral disasters for the GOP – but because of the strong third place showing of Senator Marco Rubio. Young...

  • Events

    North Africa in Transition

    20 January 2016. 

    IISS-US Book Launch
    Ben Fishman, Editor, North Africa in Transition
    Haim Malka, Contributing Author, North Africa in Transition; Middle East Program Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS
    John Desrocher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Egypt and Maghreb Affairs
    Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS-US
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 20 January 2016, 2pm-3pm EST

  • Survival

    Russia in a Post-Bipolar World

    19 January 2016. 

    Since the end of the Cold War, the West has attempted to impose on the world its own political model as a universal solution.

  • Events

    Understanding the strategies of non-state actors in armed conflict: a comparative study

    18 January 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Anastasia Voronkova, Editor, Armed Conflict Survey; Research Fellow for Armed Conflict and the Armed Conflict Database, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 18 January 2016, 5.30-6.30pm

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Obama’s Last State of the Union

    13 January 2016.  Leadership through partnership works; democracy without solidarity does not. These are two of the central arguments Barack Obama makes in his eighth and final State of the Union address as president of the United States. The first argument builds on the premise that the United States cannot lead by trying to do everything itself; it has to make sure ‘other countries pull their own weight’. The second rests on the...

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 7: A revolution without a revolutionary foreign policy

    12 January 2016. 

    Gamal Hassan explains the remarkable stability of Egypt’s foreign policy during a period of upheaval, and traces its fundamental drivers back to a consensus built during the Mubarak era. He contends that despite fears of a potential realignment, Egyptian foreign policy continues to fall back on positions that Mubarak established.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 9: The Egyptian economy

    12 January 2016. 

    Mohamed El Dahshan analyses Egypt’s difficult economic conditions. He notes that, despite a popular desire for reform, every government since 2011 has avoided hard decisions, and bowed to political expediency rather than pursuing a strategic vision. Although the Sisi-led government’s apparent economic dynamism appears to have been well received, El Dahshan finds that government policies remain flawed and unlikely to reverse the effects of five years of stagnation.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 8: Militarisation and security challenges in Egypt

    12 January 2016. 

    Hebatalla Taha examines Egypt’s security challenges and argues that the state response is designed to bolster Sisi’s strategy of consolidation, rather than provide holistic approaches to complex problems. She argues that continuous and escalating militarisation has exacerbated the insurgencies plaguing Egypt.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction

    12 January 2016. 

    This Adelphi volume attempts to make sense of the changing dynamics, shed light on the period between 2011 and 2015 and determine the factors that will shape Egypt’s trajectory under Sisi. It provides a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of every aspect of contemporary politics and policy, insights about the workings of society and government, and indications about what lies ahead for the country.

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