• Events

    The UK and the EU: Making the most of an awkward partnership

    15 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rt Hon. Lord Garel-Jones
    Member, House of Lords, Former Minister of State, Foreign and 
    Commonwealth Office
    Managing Director, UBS; Chairman UBS Latin America
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 15 July 2015, 6-8pm

  • IISS Voices

    Herve Lemahieu: Aung San Suu Kyi and Xi Jinping's historic meeting

    12 June 2015.  It’s striking to see the democracy icon and Burmese opposition leader with China’s Communist leader. In fact, however, this is just a continuation of the way China and Myanmar have long done business.

  • News

    What next for Burundi?

    03 June 2015.  Weeks of deadly protests in Bujumbura and a failed coup attempt have raised questions about Burundi's political direction, and whether decades-old tension between the majority Hutus and minority Tutsis could resurface.

  • IISS Voices

    Hanna Ucko Neill: What next for Burundi?

    03 June 2015.  Weeks of deadly protests in Bujumbura and a failed coup attempt have raised questions about Burundi's political direction, and whether decades-old tension between the majority Hutus and minority Tutsis could resurface.

  • 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

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