• 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Events

    The African Peace and Security Architecture: a good investment in security or a distraction from more effective peacekeeping?

    21 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 21 November, 2–3pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Colonel (Retired) Sandy Wade OBE, former Defence Attaché and European Union Military Adviser
    James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance; Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS

  • Expert Commentary

    Donald Trump, a new advocate for Iranian nationalism and Islamist hardliners

    07 November 2017.  The 2015 Iran nuclear deal was widely backed by the country’s citizens. The Trump administration’s decision on 13 October to ‘decertify’ Iranian compliance could provoke a return of anti-American sentiments.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part II: Electoral Disruption and the Liberal Order

    18 September 2017. 

    The combination of a basic ideological device with types of far-right and nativist political movements should be considered a long-term threat to the Western political order – for it is exclusionary, anti-pluralist and, partly as a result, hostile to the European project.

  • 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 11: North America

    06 September 2017. 

    The transactional mindset that served President Donald Trump so well in his business career appears ill-suited to international relations; this is particularly the case at a time when the US faces a revanchist Russia and a rising China increasingly jealous of American influence in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 10: Latin America

    06 September 2017. 

    Although several Latin American states have made significant gains in equality, political inclusiveness and sustainable development, the list of pending challenges on the economic-development and governance agenda remains long.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Eleven: Implications of a Weakening Regional Security Architecture

    02 June 2017. 

    ASEAN and the South China Sea; The Wider Architecture and its Trajectory; Alternative Regional Security Structures: New Alignments, Closer Alliances; China’s Efforts to Create an Alternative Regional Architecture; Conclusion

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