• Events

    After the Deadline: Assessing the Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

    28 November 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ali Ghezelbash,
    Independent Strategic Consultant
    Rouzbeh Parsi,
    Director, European Iran Research Group (EIRG)
    Ariane Tabatabai,
    Associate, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 28 November 2014, 12:30-2pm

  • Events

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Foreign Policy: Challenges & Opportunities

    28 November 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    M.J. Akbar,
    National Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 28 November 2014, 12-1pm

  • Events

    Sustaining the Space Environment

    21 November 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Frank Rose
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy, US
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 21 November 2014

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: I expect no Iran nuclear deal. I hope I’m wrong

    20 November 2014.  I do not expect that the talks in Vienna on the Iranian nuclear issue will produce a comprehensive agreement, at least not by the 24 November deadline. But I hope I am wrong about this. A deal that verifiably blocks all of Iran’s potential paths to a nuclear weapon – which is the only deal that the Western nations will accept ­– and that allows Iran to resume unfettered international...

  • IISS Voices

    Becca Wasser: Unity restored among GCC states

    19 November 2014.  By Becca Wasser, Program Officer & Research Analyst, IISS At a surprise meeting in Riyadh two days ago, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed to return their ambassadors to Qatar. This decision ends eight months of tensions with Doha and, in theory, signals a return to unity among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. At a time when the Gulf states are concerned with a volatile regional landscape...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Darby Arakelian and James P. Farwell: Credibility is the key to exposing ISIS

    19 November 2014.  The images of Christians crucified, innocent civilians shot in the head and journalists brutally beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) – in Arabic, Da’esh – play like a scene out of Dante’s Inferno. Retired Marine General John Allen calls the extremists’ propaganda machine ‘cruelly effective’ and argues that defeating ISIS requires exposing it as the ‘un-Islamic, criminal cult of violence that it really is’. His solution is...

  • Events

    Launch of The Ties That Divide

    14 November 2014. 

    Adelphi Book Launch
    William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security
    IISS-Asia, Singapore
    Friday 14 November, 10:30-11:30am SGT

  • IISS Voices

    Matthew Cottee: The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit – a bridge too far for Obama?

    12 November 2014.  By Matthew Cottee, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme In a serious setback to Barack Obama’s presidential legacy, last week Russia announced that it will boycott the final Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), an international gathering of world leaders convened to discuss how to prevent the threat of nuclear terrorism. The fourth iteration of the event, to be held in the United States in 2016, was apparently requested by Obama personally, despite...

  • Events

    Cyber Warfare and Sino-American Crisis Instability

    12 November 2014. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    The Honorable David C. Gompert
    Distinguished Professor at the Center for Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy, Adjunct Senior Fellow at RAND Corporation, and Chairman of the Board of Global Integrated Security  
    Dr. Martin Libicki
    Distinguished Professor at the Center for Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy and Senior Management Scientist at RAND Corporation
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 12 November 2014, 3-4pm EST/8-9pm GMT

  • IGF

    The Geo-Economics of Commodities

    10 November 2014. 

    India Global Forum 2014 Third plenary Session
    Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, Former Minister of Finance, Chile; Senior Adviser, IISS
    Sheikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa, Advisor for Political and Economic Affairs, Court of HRH the Crown Prince of Bahrain
    Memduh Karakullukçu, Vice Chairman and President, Global Relations Forum

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