• 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

    Braz Baracuhy: The BRICS New Development Bank: A Geo-economic Game-Changer

    24 July 2014.  By Braz Baracuhy, Consulting Senior Fellow for Geo-Economics and Strategy The sixth BRICS summit, held in Fortaleza, Brazil, on 15 July 2014, is a milestone for the bloc of emerging powers. After two years of technical consultations among finance officials, this meeting led to the establishment of the BRICS New Development Bank and a Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA). These innovations represent a geo-economic game-changer for the BRICS’ financial cooperation and its...

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Snapshots: The Meaning of Modi

    10 July 2014.  Adam Ward and Sanjaya Baru assess the end of Nehru-Gandhi dominance, a changing electorate and secular shift in Indian politics as Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays out his plans for Asia's third largest economy in his government's inaugural budget.

  • Events

    Address by Li Keqiang

    18 June 2014. 

    IISS and Chatham House Key Address
    Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China
    Mansion House, London
    Wednesday 18 June

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dhruva Jaishankar: Power and resilience in Asia

    30 May 2014.  Why do strategists miscalculate the balance of power with such alarming frequency? In the 1860s, planners in Paris and Vienna woefully underestimated Prussian power, resulting in crushing defeats for their armies. Major powers’ attempts at naval arms control in the 1920s, meant to preserve the balance of power, did not ensure peace in their time. And, during the 1980s, US assessments of Soviet capabilities failed to anticipate the sudden end...

  • 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

    Resilience and the Future Balance of Power

    19 May 2014.  There is more to power than the traditional indicators of resources, influence and perception.

  • Strategic Comments

    Challenges for India’s new naval chief

    12 May 2014. 

    Over the past decade, India's navy has acquired a higher profile and adopted a more robust posture, due largely to India's economic growth, which relies to a large extent on ship-borne energy imports. Its new chief, Admiral Rabinder (Robin) Kumar Dhowan, must attempt to improve capabilities and fulfil an expanded strategic remit amid equipment and manpower shortfalls.

  • Strategic Comments

    Pacific Alliance trade bloc eyes global role

    08 April 2014. 

    Seeking to market themselves as a manufacturing and investment hub, strategically located between the Asia-Pacific and Europe, the four members of the Pacific Alliance are claiming a greater role for themselves in the global economy.

  • Geo-economics and Strategy Conferences

    Trade and Flag: The Changing Balance of Power in the Multilateral Trading System

    06 April 2014. 

    IISS Geo-economics and Strategy Conference
    IISS-Middle East, Manama
    06-08 April 2014

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