• Geo-economics and Strategy Conferences

    Business Opportunity and Political Risk in the Gulf and Middle East

    07 September 2014. 

    IISS Geo-economics and Strategy Conference
    IISS-Middle East, Manama
    07-08 September 2014

  • Survival

    Brazil’s Angry Middle Class

    25 July 2014.  The recent protests show that secure democracy and an absence of extremism are no guarantee of domestic stability.


  • IISS Voices

    Virginia Comolli: 100 days and counting - a view from the US

    23 July 2014.  By Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development Today marks 100 days since over 200 girls were abducted in Northern Nigeria by Islamist militants belonging to Boko Haram. Following the widely embraced, albeit now nearly forgotten #BringBackOurGirls campaign, a new slogan in the ongoing Boko Haram saga appears to have been coined: ‘Bring back our army’.  This time however, it was not the parents of the missing girls who created...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Real and present danger

    23 June 2014.  Buried within the 1,042-page bill authorising next year’s US defence budget is an unusual provision. Entitled ‘prohibition on use of funds to implement certain climate change assessments and reports’, it reads: None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement the United States Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, the...

  • Strategic Comments

    Egypt’s economic crisis challenges El-Sisi

    19 June 2014. 

    Egypt's new president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has taken charge of an economy severely weakened by three years of political chaos. Gulf states have promised considerable financial support, but given Egypt's future needs it will be imperative to cast the financing net as wide as possible.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Nick Bisley and Andrew Phillips: Narendra Modi’s election win won’t transform Asia’s strategic geography

    28 May 2014.  The scale of Narendra Modi’s Indian election win was as astonishing as it was historic. The Bharatiya Janata Party now has a majority in its own right, ending the interminable wrangling of coalition governments. More importantly, Modi himself has unparalleled scope to shape his government and India’s approach to the world. Many expect, and indeed hope, that the controversial former chief minister of Gujarat will chart a much more strategically...

  • Events

    Webinar: Food Security in Asia

    21 May 2014. 

    Adelphi Webinar
    Monika Barthwal-Datta,
    Lecturer in International Security,
    School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales
    Wednesday 21 May 2014

  • Survival

    The EU and Ukraine

    19 May 2014.  EU members did not take long-standing Russian positions seriously, assumed any neighbour would be eager to sign up for ‘more Europe’, and have failed to generate a viable reply to Moscow’s intervention.

  • Survival

    Afghanistan’s Geographic Possibilities

    19 May 2014.  Afghanistan’s geostrategic potential is hampered by domestic weakness, regional tensions and major-power competition.

  • Survival

    After the Bo Xilai Trial: Does Corruption Threaten China’s Future?

    19 May 2014.  Curbing corruption is vital for China’s future. But the exposure of corruption cases can only damage public confidence in the CCP and the state more generally.

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