• Events

    The Future of Iraq and the Fight against ISIS

    17 September 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Professor Toby Dodge, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East, IISS;
    Director of the Middle East Centre, LSE
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 17 September, 6:30-7:30pm

  • Expert Commentary

    Economic Times: NSA talks doomed without necessary political groundwork

    25 August 2015.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy The idea of a meeting between the national security advisers (NSA) of India and Pakistan, agreed to by prime ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif at their July meeting in Ufa, Russia, now appears to have been half-baked and premature. To revive the initiative, a more focused and purposeful conversation between the two PMs is required. The history of India-Pakistan relations is replete with...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: Egon Bahr and the legacy of Ostpolitik

    20 August 2015.  Egon Bahr, the intellectual father, together with his political partner Willy Brandt, of West Germany’s Ostpolitik, has died at the age of 93. I knew him slightly; he served on the advisory council of the Aspen Institute, Berlin, where I was Deputy Director until 1997. I also interviewed him for my first book, Cold War Illusions. Brandt’s and Bahr’s early-1970s policy of détente with the Soviet bloc aroused considerable anxiety...

  • Events

    After the Iran nuclear deal

    29 July 2015. 

    Webinar
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security
    Wednesday 29 July 2015, 12:30pm

  • Events

    Debating the Contemporary International Order

    29 July 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Madam Fu Ying,
    Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee, National People's Congress of China
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Wednesday 29 July 2015

  • IISS Voices

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: Shifts and Changes in India’s Foreign and Security Policy Under Modi

    24 July 2015. 

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Iran deal leaves N. Korea alone in rogue states club

    23 July 2015.  North Korea’s rejection of an Iran-style nuclear deal, as conveyed by a Foreign Ministry spokesman on July 21, came as no surprise. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is different from Iran, he said, and its nuclear weapons programme 'is not up for bargain'. The differences are indeed vast. Whereas Iran’s official policy is to reject nuclear weapons as haram (forbidden), North Korea’s nuclear-armed status is enshrined in its constitution and...

  • Events

    Shifts and Changes in India’s Foreign and Security Policy in Modi’s First Year

    23 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 23 July, 12:30–1:30pm

  • Survival

    The Democratisation Mirage

    22 July 2015.  It is time to lay to rest the 100-year-old drive to democratise the world. The United States should focus on protecting its core interests.

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: 'The most important defence review for a generation'

    20 July 2015.  IISS Panel argues this SDSR most important for a generation; UK must shape national and wider public opinion on security agenda

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