• Events

    Key Security and Defence Issues for the New UK Government

    18 May 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Douglas Barrie
    Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS
    Ben Barry
    Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Nigel Inkster
    Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    Giri Rajendran
    Research Associate for Defence and Economics, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 18 May 2015

  • Survival

    Leaving Europe: British Process, Greek Event

    11 May 2015.  British exit from the European Union would be a long, difficult and conflictual process. Greek exit from the euro would centre on a short, punctuated crisis.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Alexander Nicoll: Britain’s Election Shocks

    08 May 2015.  Three extraordinary facts on the day after the most surprising British election for many years: David Cameron’s Conservative Party has won an outright majority of parliamentary seats that was predicted by nobody; three party leaders, including Labour’s Ed Miliband, have already resigned; and in Scotland, the vehemently anti-Conservative Scottish National Party (SNP) has swept almost all the seats, ending decades of Labour dominance. And some immediate observations: The opinion polls, which...

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: General election - France must craft EU strategy after Tory win

    08 May 2015.  By François Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy IISS's François Heisbourg considers the implications of the UK general election results for one of the union's principal strategic partners: France. Read the full article at the Financial Times (subscription required)

  • Politics and Strategy

    Britain’s Confusing Election

    06 May 2015.  As the United Kingdom prepares to head to the polls on 7 May, here is a roundup of recent Survival coverage of the peculiar state of British politics. Alexander Nicoll: ‘Britain’s Confusing Election’, Survival, April–May 2015 The political currents that have contributed to the Liberal Democrats’ fall from grace and the rise of UKIP and the SNP (as well as the Green Party, which has a projected share of 7%) are...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Tom Waldwyn: Renewing Trident

    05 May 2015.  Facts concerning the future of the UK’s submarine-based nuclear capability

  • Politics and Strategy

    Alexander Nicoll: Scotland’s election charge

    21 April 2015.  The star of the British general election campaign so far is Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the head of the Scottish government. She herself is not seeking a seat at Westminster. Her party is contesting just 59 out of 650 constituencies – that is, only those in Scotland. But the polls suggest it will win almost all of them, compared with just six seats it...

  • Expert Commentary

    The House: Why Trident renewal will be on the negotiating table

    09 April 2015.  By Matthew Harries, Managing Editor of Survival and Research Fellow Since 2007, when the House of Commons voted 409-161 in favour of replacing the UK’s four Vanguard-class nuclear-armed submarines (SSBNs) – at least one of which is constantly on patrol armed with Trident II ballistic missiles, providing ‘continuous at-sea deterrence’ (CASD) – two things have changed. Financial pressures have increased dramatically, and the policy preferences of minor parties have become much more relevant. This has...

  • IISS Voices

    Virginia Comolli: Nigeria’s Unlikely Election - The Road Ahead

    07 April 2015.  By Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development Although the Nigerian presidential campaigns were only formally launched in November 2014, we have been awaiting the recent presidential elections for much longer. It all began roughly two years ago when speculation over whether President Goodluck Jonathan would seek re-election sparked controversy. Now, almost anti-climatically, the wait is over: with a lead of 2.5 million votes, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and retired general Muhammadu...

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Snapshots: Britain’s confusing election

    30 March 2015.  Alexander Nicoll, IISS Senior Fellow for Geo-economics and Defence, explains how Britain’s next government hinges on the outcome of a ‘confused’ set of circumstances leading up to the May 7 general election. If, as opinion polls suggest, no single party wins an overall majority, negotiations led either by the Conservatives or Labour would almost certainly prove more complicated than in May 2010, and could even force fresh polls...

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