• Strategic Comments

    Angola’s uncertain transition

    08 December 2017. 

    An improbably smooth transition in Angola appears to be taking shape under President João Lourenço, inaugurated on 26 September. But he faces major challenges in diversifying Angola's plummeting economy so as to make it less dependent on oil, and in rehabilitating its international reputation, which has been damaged by longstanding corruption. Much depends on whether he can exploit his non-partisan instincts and common touch to become a charismatic leader with a long-term vision.

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    18 September 2017.  South Asia Teresita C. Schaffer
    Middle East Ray Takeyh
    Economy Erik Jones
    Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies Thomas Rid

  • Events

    MENA economies: Positioning for a new world (dis)order

    16 September 2017. 

    16–17 September
    Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Manama
    Select speakers:
    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

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part I: Future of the World Trade Organisation

    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.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 8: Russia and Eurasia

    06 September 2017. 

    As neither the US nor Russia has put forward realistic proposals to address the structural problems in their relationship – despite the need for such measures in arms control and the security architecture of the post-Soviet region – the new Cold War dynamic looks set to remain in place.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 10: Latin America

    06 September 2017. 

    Although several Latin American states have made significant gains in equality, political inclusiveness and sustainable development, the list of pending challenges on the economic-development and governance agenda remains long.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 5: South Asia and Afghanistan

    06 September 2017. 

    Amid growing tension with both China and Pakistan, India has made considerable progress in formulating a new, proactive policy on the Indian Ocean.


  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 9: Europe

    06 September 2017. 

    A combination of factors relating to growing disaffection with democracy, instability on Europe’s periphery and the legacy of the economic and financial crisis has created divisions among EU member states that run between West and East, North and South.


  • Events

    India's Foreign Policy: A Mid-Term Review

    24 February 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Manish Tewari, Official Spokesperson, Congress (I) Party, Former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, India
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 24 February 2017, 3–4pm GMT

  • Events

    Bangladesh: Economy, Investment Climate and Future Prospects

    13 February 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Abul Maal A Muhith, Minister of Finance, People's Republic of Bangladesh
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 13 February 2017, 11am–12pm GMT

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