• Events

    Brazil’s Political Landscape: New Demands, New Actors

    21 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Marcus Freitas 
    Professor of International Law and International Relations,
    Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), Brazil 
    Dr Anthony Pereira
    Director of the Brazil Institute, King’s College London
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 21 October 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Strategic Comments

    Ukraine’s election: springboard for change?

    13 October 2014. 

    Elections to Ukraine's parliament should result in a new government that reflects the political changes that have occurred in the country since late 2013. But if it is not able to implement long-overdue institutional reforms, there is a substantial risk of another political crisis in the next few years.

  • Events

    Afghanistan’s New Government: Challenges and Opportunities

    13 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dawood Azami, Former BBC World Service Bureau Chief, and Editor in Kabul
    Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC
    Arundel House, London
    Monday, 13 October 2014, 1:30-2:30pm

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio: Despite Rousseff win, desire for change remains strong in Brazil

    06 October 2014.  By Antonio Sampaio, Research Analyst for Security and Development During this presidential campaign, Brazilian voters have witnessed a fight for the post of banner-man or -woman of a wealthier, connected and activist middle class. This socio-economic sector of the population, which has grown by almost 40 million people over the past 12 years or so, has been calling for structural changes to a massive emerging country where economic growth has slowed...

  • Strategic Comments

    Libya’s civil war no closer to resolution

    03 October 2014. 

    Libya Dawn’s gambit of breaking with parliament and seizing Tripoli has yet to deliver a solid return. It continues to hope that parliament will make a power-and-oil-sharing concession in return for peace. If no such compromise is agreed, war is likely to continue.

  • Strategic Comments

    Scots say ‘no’, but risks for UK remain

    26 September 2014. 

    Although the result of the Scottish referendum on independence was clear, it heralds a new period of uncertainty for the UK. With nationwide constitutional changes promised for early 2015, it is possible that within a few years its composition and constitution could be substantially altered.

  • IISS Voices

    Kiran Hassan: The double whammy facing Nawaz Sharif

    26 September 2014.  Anti-government protesters were already camped outside the Pakistani parliament in Islamabad when major floods hit Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political power base of Punjab.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Alexander Nicoll: The Scottish 'No'

    19 September 2014.  Scotland will not be applying to join the European Union or NATO. The arguments of recent months about currency union and the British nuclear deterrent are now over. By a margin of 55% to 45%, people living in Scotland have decided to remain in the United Kingdom. The Scottish referendum result is a poke in the eye for those around the world who mocked London’s weakness in agreeing to allow it...

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Survey: How committed is Nigeria to fight against Boko Haram?

    18 September 2014.  Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development, discusses the continuing silence over the fate of the 200 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria in April. Since the kidnappings, the conflict has developed to include mass killings, raiding and burning of villages, and human-rights abuses by the Nigerian military. This and the lack of progress regarding the Chibok girls, despite the promises made by the international community, begs...

  • Survival

    Within the Sacred Walls

    17 September 2014. 

    A backstage look over 25 years suggests a change of pontiff is not enough to change the Vatican. But while there is much to tell us what has happened, there is less to tell us why.

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