• Events

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2016

    09 December 2016. 

    12th Regional Security Summit
    Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa, Manama
    9-11 December 2016

  • Survival

    Clinton and Trump: Two Faces of American Nationalism

    12 September 2016. 

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton exemplify new forms of old nationalisms that are likely to define politics in the United States for many years to come.

  • Survival

    Republican Foreign Policy After Trump

    12 September 2016. 

    Donald Trump’s supporters are genuinely questioning America’s role in the world. Republicans owe them persuasive answers on their own terms.

  • Survival

    Brexit: What Have We Learned So Far?

    12 September 2016. 

    For Europe and for the United Kingdom, the Brexit vote was only the beginning of a long and messy process.

  • Survival

    Britain’s Difficult War in Iraq

    12 September 2016. 

    The Chilcot report contains a wealth of evidence and analysis to show that, throughout the Iraq War, Britain was lacking in competent strategic leadership.

  • IISS Voices

    Jonathan Stevenson: Explaining US policy stasis in Syria

    12 September 2016.  The fragile hope is that the deal tentatively struck last week by John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov for the US and Russia to coordinate counter-jihadist operations and restrain opposition and regime military activity, respectively, will produce a durable ceasefire in Syria and re-energise political talks. As Jonathan Stevenson explains, prospects for success are dubious.

  • Expert Commentary

    Harvard Business Review: Why Your Company Needs a Foreign Policy

    09 August 2016.  By John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive of the IISS In February 2014, Russia invaded the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, and the following month, it announced Crimea’s annexation. This sudden act marked the beginning of the first major strategic crisis in Europe in a generation and served as a wake-up call to business leaders. As the crisis was unfolding, the Bank of England surveyed business executives on their views of systemic...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: The security risks of nuclear weapons in Turkey outweigh the benefits

    29 July 2016.  Of the five NATO allies that still host United States nuclear weapons, I used to think that Turkey would be the last to see them removed. Unlike in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and (less so) Italy, there has been very little domestic opposition to the nuclear weapons in Turkey. In the aftermath of the 15 July failed coup, I now expect they will be the first to go. There have been sound...

  • Events

    Turbulent US–Thai Relations: A Conversation with Admiral Dennis Blair

    15 July 2016. 

    Private Roundtable
    Admiral (Retd) Dennis Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence; Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Friday 15 July 2016, 8.30–9.30AM EDT

  • Survival

    America the Lucky

    11 July 2016. 

    Harry Truman in this book epitomises 1946 America, a country that was superficially triumphal, but on a deeper level exhausted and fearful.

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