18 September 2017.
Amid exponential growth in the number of people living in cities in low-income or fragile states, gaps in infrastructure, public services and security capacity present opportunities to non-state armed groups.
16 September 2017.
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Manama
Mr Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister, Sweden; Member of the Council, IISS
HE Mr Amr Al-Garhy, Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt
Dr Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President, Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
HE Mr Khalid Al-Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board
06 September 2017.
Although the WTO confronts a series of long-standing, systemic challenges – not least those involving the Chinese economy – the organisation’s rules, disciplines and dispute-settlement procedures seem more necessary than ever.
24 August 2017.
The daily political dramas unfolding from sweeping anti-corruption probes in Brazil shouldn't obscure the damage corruption causes to the country’s long struggle against poverty and inequality, Antonio Sampaio points out.
23 August 2017.
South African President Jacob Zuma's corrupt personalisation of foreign policy, systematic government mismanagement and rising xenophobia are marginalising South Africa in continental and international affairs. Restoring South Africa to its leadership standing will be a major priority for his successor and the next government.
21 August 2017.
Recent acts of solidarity by Turkey and Iran to help Qatar feed its population are important reminders of just how dependent regional states are on food imports. As Sara Fouad Almohamadi explains, the current Gulf dispute has exposed the shortcomings of national food-security policies.
Military Balance Blog
08 August 2017.
The July election in Venezuela was marked by violent clashes and casualties. Amid the current climate of political turmoil, support from the armed forces is crucial to President Maduro’s political survival, says Amanda Lapo.
13 June 2017.
Avila Kilmurray, Visiting Professor, Transnational Justice Institute, Ulster University
Vincent Bernard, Editor-in-Chief, International Review of the Red Cross
Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
Chaired by Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
Arundel House, London
Tuesday 13 June, 12.30–1.30pm BST
31 May 2017.
P R Kumaraswamy, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Chaired by Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS
Arundel House, London
Wednesday 31 May, 1-2pm BST
03 May 2017.
President Salva Kiir and exiled first vice president Riek Machar, the two key political figures in South Sudan, remain at odds, and there is little sign of a political solution to the country's three-year-old civil war. There is some hope that the African Union will energise efforts to enforce the 2015 peace agreement and promote political dialogue.