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    Pakistan in 2015 and Beyond

    24 February 2015. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    Dr Kiran Hassan,
    Consultant and IISS Contributor    
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 2-3pm EDT/7-8pm GMT

  • Expert Commentary

    Economic Times: Why China can't be the super power dominating 21st century

    19 February 2015.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy A historically ill-informed debate has gone on about which country will dominate the 21st century. Entering this meaningless debate, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has added his weight to the view that this would be ‘China’s Century’, forgetting that when it comes to global power relations, the past is no guide to the future. Merely because Imperial Britain dominated the 19th century and the...

  • Expert Commentary

    Rediff.com: Modi is going to put a major imprint on India's foreign policy

    17 February 2015.  Interview with By Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia 'Within five years we will have the Modi doctrine. We do not know the contours, but one aspect is his centrality on the neighbourhood and focus on South Asia.' 'If his three priorities are the economy, the economy, the economy, then there is need for a stable region, a stable neighbourhood.' Senior diplomats met in New Delhi in recent days to discuss the direction...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Alexander Nicoll: NATO - posture and developments in 2014

    17 February 2015.  By Alexander Nicoll, Senior Fellow for Geo-economics and Defence The Military Balance has its origins in the Cold War standoff between NATO and the former Soviet Union, and as the 2015 edition discusses, the past year has seen NATO in some senses return to its origins. A new Cold War is not the aim, as Alex Nicoll explains, but the events of 2014 engendered a reappraisal of both NATO’s own role...

  • Events

    China’s Political System and its Evolution

    12 February 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Eric Li
    Managing Director, Chengwei Capital, Shanghai
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Thursday 12 February 2015

  • Expert Commentary

    Le Monde: Il faut verser d'urgence une aide économique et militaire à Kiev

    09 February 2015.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy Près d’un an après la chute du président Yanoukovitch en Ukraine, la situation est sombre. L’annexion de la Crimée dans un remake presque parfait de l’Anschluss de l’Autriche par l’Allemagne en 1938 ramène le continent européen à l’instabilité des temps anciens. Cette analogie avec l’Allemagne d’hier ne trahit pas la faillite intellectuelle d’un analyste occidental : les travaux...

  • Expert Commentary

    Straits Times: Tackling Japan's security challenges

    07 February 2015.  By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security and Heng Yee Kuang The recent killings of two Japanese by the radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have led to much grief and soul- searching in Japan. In particularly strong language, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to make the terrorists "pay the price". The killings underscore the fact that there was precious little Japan could do. Relying on its Jordanian...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: A US-Israeli Axis of Realism?

    06 February 2015.  When the alarm on my iPhone goes off, I usually prop my head up with an extra pillow and use the device to look at the morning’s New York Times headlines. (Whether that is a good way to start the day is another topic.) Last week, I am pretty sure, not a single morning went by without a lead story on the Times website about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Samuel Charap & Jeremy Shapiro: The looming New Cold War and its consequences

    05 February 2015.  The Ukraine crisis poses vexing policy challenges for Washington. President Obama has sought to strike a balance between the imperative of responding to Russian actions and the equally important need to avoid an all-out confrontation with Moscow. ‘It’s not a new Cold War,’ he said. ‘It is a very specific issue related to Russia’s unwillingness to recognize that Ukraine can chart its own path.’ The problem is that the administration’s...

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: Remembering the Pacific War amidst Sino-Japanese tension

    04 February 2015.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security As the world prepares to remember the more than 35 million deaths of the Pacific War, the Chinese Communist Party recently announced its intent to hold a military parade marking both the 70th anniversary of the end of the war and China’s victory over Japanese imperial forces. As China and Japan move into a period of emotionally charged animosity, the possibility of...

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