• Events

    ASEAN 2025: From Vision to Reality – Opportunities and Challenges

    09 May 2016. 

    IISS Fullerton Lecture
    HE Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 9 May 2016, 10–11am SGT

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part II: The Political Economy of Violent Conflict

    05 May 2016. 

    With violent conflict rapidly changing the strategic landscape in many parts of the world, new perspectives are required to inform analysis and policy responses. This essay focuses on how a political-economy perspective could provide policy­makers with a means to better understand the organisational aspects of armed groups and the behaviour and motives of their members, often vaguely labelled ‘terrorists’, ‘warlords’ or ‘criminals’. The practical value of this perspective rests on delineating the functions of violence, the characteristics of armed groups and the financing of conflict – all of which help to develop a better understanding of conflict dynamics in fluid and turbulent circumstances. These perspectives can build on over two decades of work on the political economy of violent conflict.

  • Events

    The Global Goals – A Roadmap to a Sustainable, Fair and More Peaceful Future

    13 April 2016. 

    IISS Fullerton Lecture
    Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Wednesday 13 April 2016, 5–6pm SGT

  • Expert Commentary

    Economic Times: Brics leaders should resist usual temptation of asking what world can do for them

    24 March 2016.  By Sanjaya Baru, Consulting Senior Fellow for India, Director of IISS-India March 2013. Barely three years ago, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma sported a big smile, standing in the middle, flanked by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, China’s President Xi Jinping, Brazil’s President Dilma Roussef and India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. They had just concluded their fifth summit meeting in Durban, completing, as they called it, “the first cycle of summits”. They announced...

  • Events

    Poverty Management and its Effect on Regional Stability

    14 March 2016. 

    Private Roundtable
    Minister Marvi Memon, Chair of the Benazir Income Support Programme and Minister of State, Pakistan
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 14 March, 3–4pm

  • Events

    Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities

    22 February 2016. 

    IISS–Americas New York Discussion
    Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations
    The Princeton Club of New York
    Monday 22 February, 6–7.30pm

  • IISS Voices

    Imran Khan: India and Japan - evolving strategic and economic ties

    15 December 2015.  The deepening bilateral ties between India and Japan are expected to boost two objectives; one is economic, the other strategic, says Imran Khan

  • Expert Commentary

    The Hindu: India, Japan chart Asia’s peaceful rise

    15 December 2015.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy Standing next to him on the banks of the Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi could well have recalled the words of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, uttered a hundred years ago in July 1916, to an audience of young students in Tokyo: “I offer, as did my ancestor rishis, my salutation to that sunrise of the East, which is destined once again to illumine the whole...

  • IISS Bahrain Bay Forum

    Business Opportunity and Political Risk in the Middle East

    29 November 2015. 

    IISS Bahrain Bay Forum Third Plenary Session
    Chair: Sir John Jenkins, Executive Director, IISS-Middle East 
    Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board 
    Tadashi Maeda, Senior Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Majid Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum 
    Dr Nelly Lahoud, Senior Fellow for Political Islamism, IISS

  • IISS Bahrain Bay Forum

    Emerging Economies and the Middle East

    29 November 2015. 

    IISS Bahrain Bay Forum Second Plenary Session
    Chair: Dr Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy, IISS 
    Dr Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, Former Minister of Finance, Chile 
    Dr Taeho Bark, Former Minister of Trade, South Korea 
    Dr Haihong Gao, Director, Research Center for International Finance, 
    China Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

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