• Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Can we afford to address climate change?

    01 October 2014.  In her post on this blog yesterday, my colleague and Survival co-author Shiloh Fetzek pointed out that last week’s UN Climate Summit in New York has reinvigorated high-level engagement and set a more optimistic tone for climate negotiations, although commitments to emissions reductions on the scale and of the pace needed to avoid dangerous climate change do not yet match ambitions. If, as seems likely, the world does exceed this...

  • 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.

  • Survival

    The Smart Revisionist

    17 September 2014. 

    Beijing cultivates an image of a status quo power. But it has not yet fulfilled its ambitions, and there are indications that the easy part of China’s rise might be over.

  • 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

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 2: Strategic Policy Issues

    02 September 2014. 

    Security and Privacy in the Cyber Domain
    The Annual IISS Strategic Survey: Assessing Drivers of Change
    Hybrid Insecurity in Developing Countries

  • Expert Commentary

    Business Times: Infrastructure finance getting more Asia-centric

    06 August 2014.  By  Woo Jun Jie and Suvi Dogra, Research and Liaison Officer, Geo-economics and Strategy Programme There has long been talk of an emerging shift in the economic and financial core of the world from the West to the East. The recent unveiling of the BRICS's New Development Bank (NDB) and the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), both of which are focused on providing infrastructure finance to developing countries in Asia, and...

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Snapshots: Hybrid Insecurity

    31 July 2014.  A new IISS research programme explores the threats to long-term development posed by complex security challenges. Virginia Comolli elaborates on the ‘hybrid insecurity’ confronting many developing countries, including the Boko Haram insurgency troubling Africa’s largest economy, instability posed by rapid urbanisation, and the role of organised criminal networks as surrogate providers of public services. 

  • 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...

  • Geo-economics and Strategy Conferences

    Business Opportunity and Political Risk in the Gulf and Middle East: Keynote Address

    09 July 2014. 

    IISS Geo-economics and Strategy Conference
    Business Opportunity and Political Risk in the Gulf and Middle East
    Keynote Address
    HE Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation, Bahrain; Acting Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board

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