• Events

    Resumption of India-Pakistan Talks: The Way Forward

    25 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ambassador Kanwal Sibab
    Former Indian foreign secretary 
    Arundel House
    Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 2-3pm

  • Survival

    Towards a More Modest American Strategy

    25 March 2015. 

    The debate over national-security strategy in Washington is seemingly bracketed by two similar choices: sustaining American primacy and expanding American primacy.

  • Survival

    Forum: NATO and Russia

    25 March 2015. 

    In the last issue of Survival, Matthew Kroenig proposed a new NATO strategy towards Russia. We invited American, European and Russian experts to react.

  • Survival

    Understanding US Retrenchment in Europe

    25 March 2015. 

    Notwithstanding the crisis in Ukraine, the US will strive to maintain a maximum degree of influence in Europe through minimal presence and effort.

  • Survival

    Coercing Climate Action

    25 March 2015. 

    If states cannot cooperate to take action on climate change, they might begin to coerce one another to do so.

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: The purpose of Putin’s diplomatic acrobatics

    24 March 2015.  In an op-ed for the Financial Times, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia Samuel Charap examines why Russian President Vladimir Putin has persisted in denying his country's involvement in the Ukraine crisis. Although this decision has destroyed Putin's credibility among his diplomatic counterparts, Charap argues that it may be an attempt to preserve the very international order that Russia's actions have so clearly violated. Charap suggests that by refusing to acknowledge this...

  • Expert Commentary

    Guardian: Gold seizure highlights dilemma of diplomacy with North Korea

    19 March 2015.  By Matthew Cottee, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme Last week a North Korean diplomat was caught smuggling gold estimated to be worth £1m from Singapore to Bangladesh. The route of travel and amount of gold seized suggests that North Korea was probably in the process of paying for something, but for what remains unclear. Whilst some might question the outdated payment method, a recent UN security council report suggests that this a...

  • Events

    Intelligence and Policy in an Era of Transparency

    19 March 2015. 

    IISS-US Policy Makers Series
    Dr Gregory Treverton
    Chairman, National Intelligence Council
    Chair: Nigel Inkster
    Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 19 March 2015, 10:30am-11:30pm EDT/3:30-4:30pm GMT

  • Expert Commentary

    Emile Hokayem on Syria

    17 March 2015.  As the war in Syria enters its fifth year and US Secretary of State John Kerry floats the idea of opening negotiations with President Assad, Emile Hokayem, IISS Senior Fellow for Middle East Security and author of Syria’s Uprising and the Fracturing of the Levant, sees little hope for an imminent resolution to the conflict. On prospects for an end to the conflict: 'The levels of violence may drop because a lot...

  • Events

    Asian Engagement in Africa: Chinese and Japanese Experiences in South Sudan

    16 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Mitsuaki Furukawa, Chief Representative, South Sudan Office, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Akok Madut, PhD candidate, School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS), University of London
    Jeremy Taylor, PhD candidate and Commonwealth Scholar, School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS), University of London
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 16  March 2015

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