• Events

    Post-Election Myanmar: Context, Opportunities and Challenges for Business

    22 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business; Former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Myanmar
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 22 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Strategic Comments

    Brazil’s political and economic crisis

    25 May 2016. 

    Brazilian Interim President Michel Temer will probably serve out impeached President Dilma Rousseff's term. He is compelled to deal urgently with Brazil's distressed economy and scandalous corruption. But his lack of an electoral mandate, unpopularity and initial obduracy in appointing an all-white, all-male cabinet – perceived negatively as 'business as usual' backroom politics – cast doubt on his ability to do so effectively.

  • Events

    The Aftermath of Impeachment in Brazil: Changes Amid Political Crisis and the Fight Against Corruption

    19 May 2016. 

    Webinar
    Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Thursday 19 May 2016, 2–3PM BST

  • Expert Commentary

    Foreign Policy: How Brazil’s Left Destroyed Itself

    13 May 2016.  By Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development After days of chaos in the upper ranks of Brazilian politics, the Senate in Brasilia has voted for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. This moment marks the final fall from grace not only of the president but also of her ruling Workers’ Party, which has run the country for 13 years. Not so long ago, many in Brazil saw the Left as...

  • IISS Voices

    Chris Raggett: Corruption, security and the UK

    11 May 2016.  On 12 May, the UK government will host an anti-corruption summit in London. With the leaders of Afghanistan, Colombia and Nigeria set to attend, Chris Raggett asks whether this 'coalition of the willing' will mark a change from the slow progress to date.

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s shaky trade figures and their ramifications

    09 May 2016. 

    Statistical problems and anomalies are arising with respect to China's troubled economy, bringing into doubt some bedrock economic indicators. Perhaps the most important one is China’s trade surplus, which may be significantly overstated. This possibility makes a currency crisis, once considered highly improbable, less so. Such a crisis could reveal that much of what investors and analysts have assumed about China’s economy has been exaggerated.

  • Events

    ASEAN 2025: From Vision to Reality – Opportunities and Challenges

    09 May 2016. 

    IISS Fullerton Lecture
    HE Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 9 May 2016, 10–11am SGT

  • Events

    The Global Goals – A Roadmap to a Sustainable, Fair and More Peaceful Future

    13 April 2016. 

    IISS Fullerton Lecture
    Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Wednesday 13 April 2016, 5–6pm SGT

  • Expert Commentary

    Economic Times: Brics leaders should resist usual temptation of asking what world can do for them

    24 March 2016.  By Sanjaya Baru, Consulting Senior Fellow for India, Director of IISS-India March 2013. Barely three years ago, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma sported a big smile, standing in the middle, flanked by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, China’s President Xi Jinping, Brazil’s President Dilma Roussef and India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. They had just concluded their fifth summit meeting in Durban, completing, as they called it, “the first cycle of summits”. They announced...

  • Strategic Comments

    The commodities supercycle’s end and political risk

    22 March 2016. 

    The commodities supercycle has ended, and commodity prices have dropped steeply. This has strained the economies of net commodity exporters, most of which are emerging-market and developing countries. Substantial reductions in export revenues have prompted budget cuts and other drastic remedial action that have in many cases reduced government assistance to general populations and produced shortages of basic goods and services. As a result, popular discontent and instability have broadly increased political risk.

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