• Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: Reason, Finally, on Cuba

    17 December 2014.  When news broke today on the Obama administration’s breakthrough of diplomatic relations with Cuba, I thought back to the Survival article by Linda Robinson advocating these steps. What I didn’t quite remember was that this article was published more than 14 years ago. That’s a long time, but only a fraction of the time that America’s embargo and policies of isolation against its neighbor have been a stunning and manifest failure. It...

  • Events

    A Conversation with Sihasak Phuangketkeow

    16 December 2014. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    H.E. Sihasak Phuangketkeow,
    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand

    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Tuesday 16 December 2014

  • Events

    International Diplomacy and the Ukraine Crisis

    15 December 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting

    The Hon. Vladimir Lukin
    Former Russian Ambassador to the US;
    Special Envoy of the Russian President for the February 21st Negotiations on Ukraine

    The Hon. Richard Burt
    Managing Director, McLarty Associates;
    Former US Ambassador to Germany;
    Chief US Negotiator for the START Agreement

    Sir Michael Leigh
    Transatlantic Academy Fellow, German Marshall Fund;
    Former Director-General for Enlargement, European Commission

    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Monday, 15 December 2014, 9:30-10:30am EST/ 2:30-3:30pm GMT

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Ten: India: Gulf Security Partner in Waiting?

    14 December 2014. 

    The Gulf does not get the attention it deserves from India’s leadership. 

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Nine: China and the Middle East

    13 December 2014. 

    Washington’s attempt to relinquish its traditional leadership role in the Gulf creates a strategic opportunity for Beijing, albeit a problematic one.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Seven: Obama and the Middle East

    12 December 2014. 

    The Politics, Strategies and Difficulties of American Restraint

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Eight: Is Russia an Outside Power in the Gulf?

    12 December 2014. 

    When Russia is invoked in analysis of outside powers’ role in the Middle East, it is often thought of in two related ways: either as a shrunken Soviet Union or as a potential regional security guarantor should the United States abdicate that role.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Six: The Gulf States in an Era of American Retrenchment

    11 December 2014.  Barack Obama’s 2009 accession to the US presidency spurred a recalibration of American policy in the Middle East, especially the Gulf.

  • Events

    India’s Policy Toward China: Land Border Challenges & Opportunities

    11 December 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Manoj Joshi,
    Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 11 December 2014, 12-1pm

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Five: Jordan: Caught in the Middle Again

    10 December 2014. 

    If Jordan can manage the tension between government and public views on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, it should be able to continue handling the ongoing spillover challenges of the Syrian civil war.

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