• IISS Voices

    Jerusalem announcement: US may cede more ground to Russia in the Middle East

    15 December 2017.  Moscow poised to gain from Washington's diplomatic missteps

  • Events

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2017

    08 December 2017. 

    8–10 December 2017
    The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

  • Strategic Comments

    Angola’s uncertain transition

    08 December 2017. 

    An improbably smooth transition in Angola appears to be taking shape under President João Lourenço, inaugurated on 26 September. But he faces major challenges in diversifying Angola's plummeting economy so as to make it less dependent on oil, and in rehabilitating its international reputation, which has been damaged by longstanding corruption. Much depends on whether he can exploit his non-partisan instincts and common touch to become a charismatic leader with a long-term vision.

  • IISS Voices

    Trump’s Jerusalem announcement: shooting his Arab allies in the foot

    07 December 2017.  The president has lit a fire and left his Arab allies to deal with the blaze.

  • IISS Voices

    After aborted summit, what now for the GCC?

    06 December 2017.  As the Gulf’s pre-eminent political, military and economic powers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have reached a strategic alignment that is transforming regional politics. Emile Hokayem examines what their ambitions could mean for the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

  • IISS Voices

    President Trump, Jerusalem and the future of US diplomacy

    06 December 2017.  Trump’s abandonment of yet another diplomatic convention may not break the bank but it begs the question as to how much global diplomatic credit the United States has left, writes Dana Allin.

  • Expert Commentary

    The new Great Game in the Middle East

    04 December 2017.  Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Iran has become ever more powerful in the region. But now a new Saudi-led alliance is fighting back. Are we heading for a catastrophe?

  • IISS Voices

    No German post-election crisis – but a set back for Europe

    01 December 2017.  This year's vote was always going to be difficult for Angela Merkel and Germany. The disruption it has has brought is felt across the continent.

  • Events

    China and the United States: destined for war?

    30 November 2017. 

    Thursday 30 November, 10.30-11.30AM GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
    Chair:
    Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs; Editor, Survival, IISS

  • Survival

    The Unexceptional Superpower: American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump

    20 November 2017.  President Donald Trump is taking aim at many of the core ideas and practices that have made the United States such an effective global leader.

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