• Expert Commentary

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Potential Flashpoints and Military CBMs in the Asia-Pacific

    30 October 2014.  Presentation by Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS, at the Seoul Defense Dialogue, Seoul, October 2014. Compared to the intensity of conflict over the long sweep of history, we live in a peaceful age. Notwithstanding the organised violence in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the ill-disguised hostilities in Ukraine and the civil strife elsewhere in the world that comes to our attention daily, courtesy of intrepid journalists and our global connectivity, both...

  • Strategic Comments

    Turkey's Syria role risks instability at home, isolation abroad

    29 October 2014. 

    Turkey’s decision to allow Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to reinforce the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane appeared set to raise domestic security risks while failing to reduce Turkey's isolation in the region

  • Events

    India & Her Neighbours

    29 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Veena Sikri
    Former High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 29 October 2014

  • Expert Commentary

    National Interest: A Perfect Solution to Nuclear Talks with Iran - A Deal Deemed Imperfect by All

    22 October 2014.  By Dina Esfandiary, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme In today’s Middle East, dysfunction is a bigger enemy than hostile states. The United States needs as many partners as possible in this part of the world to tackle the current chaos. Relations between Iran, a dominant state in the region, and the West are today at a vital crossroads. Reaching a deal with Tehran will not only constrain its nuclear program...

  • IISS Voices

    John Drennan: The new landscape of European security

    16 October 2014.  By John Drennan, Research Assistant, Russia and Eurasia Programme NATO is entering its fifth phase as it assesses its role post-Afghanistan, according to Derek Chollet, US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. This new phase focuses on issues much closer to home, as the Alliance works together to fight against the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and faces the crisis in Ukraine.  Speaking at...

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: Perceptions, postures and instability

    16 October 2014.  China and Japan are, according to some observers, locked in a security dilemma, where mutual mistrust leads each to pursue defensive measures that the other regards as threatening.

  • Adelphi Books

    Conclusion

    16 October 2014. 

    Achieving political understanding between Beijing and Tokyo will not be easy, but continuing with the current course would be an exercise in folly.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter One: The historical context

    16 October 2014. 

    Two milennia of relations: for Japan, from prehistory to relatively recent times, the outside world  was China.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction

    16 October 2014. 

    Disputes over historiography and the Senkakus/Diaoyus, coupled with an increased focus on the part of both navies towards the East China Sea, have increased the likelihood of military conflict in a region of vital importance to the global economy.

  • Events

    Changing Asiaļ¼a Japanese Perspective: How to Read Asia Today

    13 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ichiro Fujisaki 
    President, America–Japan Society, Inc;
    Distinguished Professor and Chairman of International Strategies, Sophia University, Tokyo;
    Distinguished Professor, Keio University, Tokyo;
    Former Ambassador of Japan to the US
    Arundel House, London
    Monday, 13 October 2014

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