• Expert Commentary

    World Economic Forum Agenda: This is how megacities are being held back by violence

    01 July 2015.  By Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development World authorities, mayors and experts are preparing to debate the New Urban Agenda – a discussion that will reach its peak next year at a major UN conference. These leaders carry on their shoulders the hopes and dreams of millions of people living in unsafe and sprawling cities. It has never been more urgent for the international community to tackle rising challenges in the...

  • Geo-economics and Strategy Conferences

    Business Opportunity and Political Risk in Bahrain: Rosamund De Sybel

    06 April 2015. 

    Bahrain India Forum 2015
    Third Session
    Rosamund De Sybel
    Director, K2 Intelligence

  • Geo-economics and Strategy Conferences

    Trends in Gulf Demographics and Labour Migration: Didar Singh

    06 April 2015. 

    Bahrain India Forum 2015
    Second Session
    Dr Didar Singh
    Secretary-General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry   


  • Strategic Comments

    Eastern Europe's demographic challenges

    23 March 2015. 

    Workforces throughout Eastern Europe are entering long-term structural declines of such a magnitude that they are highly unlikely to be reversed by changes in fertility patterns – could immigration improve matters?

  • IISS Voices

    Shiloh Fetzek: Climate change, violence and young people

    22 January 2015.  By Shiloh Fetzek, Consulting Research Associate for Climate Change and Security A new report from IISS, co-authored with International Alert and commissioned by UNICEF-UK, examines how the combined challenges of growing youth populations and climate impacts could multiply security risks in regions already vulnerable to poor governance and social and political instability. Both climate change and youthful population age structures can affect factors that shape the security environment and influence the risk of violence. Climate and...

  • Manama Voices

    Nicholas Redman: The changing fortunes of regional powers

    07 December 2014.  The tenth Manama Dialogue has been an excellent opportunity to reflect on the changing fortunes of the region over the past ten years. What was most interesting to Nicholas Redman, Senior Fellow for Geopolitical Risk and Economic Security, was how some regional powers have experienced both a rise and a fall in that time. In 2004, the first year of the Dialogue, Egypt was a strong, self-confident, militarily well-prepared...

  • Manama Voices

    Sanjaya Baru: Geo-economics vs geopolitics in the GCC

    04 December 2014.  By Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy Summing up the deliberations at the first Gulf Dialogue, as the Manama Dialogue was called when it was launched in 2004, an IISS report said, ‘Balance of power, good governance, wise internal security arrangements, political and economic reform, improving rights for minorities, intense diplomatic exchanges, well-managed links with external powers: are all vital sinews in the regional security body politic, and even...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: Republicans’ very good night

    05 November 2014. 

  • IISS Voices

    Sarah Johnstone: Senegal’s war on Ebola

    16 October 2014.  By Sarah Johnstone, Assistant Editor, Online It would be, former Senegalese prime minister Aminata Touré promised, a ‘not very diplomatic’ speech. However, her 2014 Oppenheimer Lecture on ‘Human Security and Conflict Resolution in West Africa’ was in the end more forthright and passionate than it was revolutionary. During her London visit, the politician from one of West Africa’s most stable nations was invited into TV and radio studios to discuss the...

  • Survival

    Wealth and the Good Society

    17 September 2014. 

    In reminding us that unbounded wealth is dangerous both to liberty and to capitalism itself, Thomas Piketty’s Capital does us a great favour. But the timidity of his remedy makes a credible solution elusive.

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