• Events

    The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016

    03 June 2016. 

    15th Asia Security Summit
    Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
    3-5 June 2016

  • Strategic Comments

    The UK Brexit vote and its potential strategic impact

    20 April 2016. 

    The United Kingdom's 'Leave' camp is mounting a strident and emotive campaign for the UK's departure from the European Union, and has gained significant popular traction. 'Brexit' would pose serious economic and political risks to the UK and significantly diminish the EU’s size and clout. The 'Remain' camp will need to work hard to mobilise voters and put across the EU’s benefits more effectively to prevent Brexit.

  • Events

    *CANCELLED* The New Paradigm in Turkey-EU Relations

    20 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    H.E. Ambassador Volkan Bozkır, Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator, Turkey

  • Expert Commentary

    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: US–Russian relations - The middle cannot hold

    14 April 2016.  By Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, and Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director at the European Council on Foreign Relations US–Russian relations have been in a downward spiral since Vladimir Putin took the fateful decision to invade Crimea in February 2014. More than two years later, the situation is as grave as it has been since the heated days of the Cold War, in the early 1980s. Russia and...

  • Events

    Evolution of the Cyber Domain: The Implications for National and Global Security

    05 April 2016.  Book Launch
    Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Eneken Tikk-Ringas, Consulting Senior Fellow for Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Mika Kerttunen, Director of Research, Cyber Policy Institute
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 5 April, 10-11am EDT

  • Events

    The US and Russia in the Asia-Pacific

    30 March 2016. 

    Report Launch
    Dr Kurt Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Asia Group
    Dr Vasily Mikheev, Deputy Director, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Wednesday 30 March, 2-3pm EDT

  • Events

    IISS Survival Seminar: The Coming Illiberal Order

    29 March 2016. 

    Survival Seminar
    Dr Michael Boyle, Associate Professor, La Salle University
    Dr Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, IISS
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 29 March, 10–11am EDT

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jonathan Stevenson: Grim business as usual after Brussels

    23 March 2016.  The analytic consensus was that the Paris attacks on 13 November 2015 that killed 130 people signalled a new phase for the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), in which it would supplement its attempt to establish a caliphate in the Middle East and North Africa with out-of-area attacks that enhanced its brand and thickened the flow of recruits to the main cause. The question was when the...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Russell Crandall: Mr Obama goes to Havana

    22 March 2016.  Americans perhaps needed to rub their eyes after watching US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro warmly shaking hands and listening to a Cuban military band play ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ yesterday. This was during a welcoming ceremony to the official talks on the American president’s second day of a three-day visit. Obama went over to the bandleader to thank him for the excellent rendition of a song that...

  • Survival

    History and Policy: Please Think Responsibly

    21 March 2016. 

    The Power of the Past, a stellar collection of essays edited by Hal Brands and Jeremi Suri, shows how loosely politicians use history, intentionally and unintentionally.

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