• IISS Voices

    Herve Lemahieu: Myanmar’s messy election will test ‘disciplined democracy’

    22 August 2015.  It is far from certain how the nascent political system – a halfway house in which the military remains a key political arbitrator – will cope with the more complex demands to be faced.

  • Expert Commentary

    El Pais: Suu Kyi Será Clave

    22 August 2015.  Por Herve Lemahieu, Research Associate for Political Economy and Security El 8 de noviembre los votantes de Myanmar acuden a las urnas. La perspectiva de unas elecciones relativamente libres (o “lo suficientemente buenas”) son mucho mejores que en 2010, cuando llegó al poder un gobierno dirigido por generales jubilados del antiguo régimen militar. Aunque, en su favor, hay que decir que la administración del presidente Thein Sein implantó reformas de amplio alcance que...

  • Strategic Comments

    Thailand’s troubled politics

    18 August 2015. 

    A bomb attack in the Thai capital, Bangkok has again focused international attention on the country’s turbulent domestic politics.

  • 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...

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