• IISS Voices

    Climate talks limp on

    24 November 2017.  At this year’s United Nations climate talks, the official delegations made minimal progress – but fringe events carried the energy of past successes, writes Jeffrey Mazo.

  • Survival

    The End of Cyber Norms

    20 November 2017.  This summer, a nearly seven-year process to write the rules that should guide state activity in cyberspace came to a halt.

  • IISS Voices

    Iran deal decertification looms: what's next?

    12 October 2017.  EU efforts and calm heads in Congress may yet prevent a crisis.

  • Events

    The role of the judiciary in post-ISIS Iraq: a conversation with Chief Justice Faiq Zaidan

    05 October 2017. 

    Thursday 5 October, 4–5pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    His Excellency Faiq Zaidan, Chief Justice and Head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Iraq
    Chair:
    Dr Toby Dodge, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East, IISS; Director, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Survival

    Autonomous Weapon Systems and Strategic Stability

    18 September 2017.  Autonomous weapon systems are prone to proliferation, and are likely to lead to increased crisis instability and escalation risks.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 6: Sub-Saharan Africa

    06 September 2017. 

    The intervention in Gambia fits a broader trend: West Africa is becoming increasingly democratic – or at least less tolerant of dictators.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part I: Future of the World Trade Organisation

    06 September 2017. 

    Although the WTO confronts a series of long-standing, systemic challenges – not least those involving the Chinese economy – the organisation’s rules, disciplines and dispute-settlement procedures seem more necessary than ever.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 4: Asia-Pacific

    06 September 2017. 

    For many countries in the Asia-Pacific disturbed by the changing balance of power, the uncertainty generated by the advent of the Trump administration is an incentive to pursue intra-regional collaboration.


  • Survival

    Disarmament Diplomacy and the Nuclear Ban Treaty

    17 July 2017.  A little-noticed phrase agreed by the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference laid the foundation for a surprisingly successful effort to achieve a legal prohibition on nuclear weapons.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Nine: Military Cyber Capabilities in the Asia-Pacific

    02 June 2017. 

    Diffusion of Military Cyber Capabilities in East Asia; Cyber as Strategic Competition; Assessing Military Cyber Capabilities; Evolving Doctrinal Variations; Regional Cyber Powers; Conclusion

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