• Events

    Threat multipliers: the changing energy landscape, climate change, and water stress

    04 December 2017. 

    Monday 4 December, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    General (Retd) Donald Hoffman, US Air Force; Member, CNA Military Advisory Board (MAB)
    Vice Admiral (Retd) Lee Gunn, US Navy; Vice Chairman, CNA MBA
    Rear Admiral (Retd) Neil Morisetti, British Royal Navy; Honorary Professor, University College London
    Julia McQuaid, Principal Research Scientist; Director, Program on Transnational Challenges, CNA
    Chair:
    Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, IISS

  • Events

    Security and climate change in the Pacific: from Asia to the US

    28 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 28 November, 10–11.30am EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    John Conger, Senior Policy Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security (CCS)
    Shiloh Fetzek, Senior Fellow for International Affairs, CCS
    Brigadier General (Retd) Gerald Galloway, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Sherri Goodman, Senior Advisor for International Security, CCS
    Dr Marcus King, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Rear Admiral (Retd) Ann Phillips, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part II: Geo-physical Change and Systemic Instability

    27 September 2016. 

    Across systems, the assumption that the physical environment is essentially static, at a time when it evidently is not, creates a range of new vulnerabilities.

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    CBRN: Lessons Learned from Fukushima, Ebola and Syria

    12 November 2015. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2015 Special Session 9
    Chair: Bruno Dupre, Policy Coordinator, CBRN Threat Reduction Programmes, EEAS
    Tatsujiro Suzuki, Director and Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University
    Maurizio Barbeschi, Team Leader, Health and Security Interface, World Health Organisation
    Martin Scott-Tabi, National Focal Point for EU on CBRN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liberia

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Twelve: Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief and Inter-state Cooperation

    26 May 2015. 

    Search and rescue; Transnational reservations; Military SAR; Search and locate: MH370; Humanitarian and disaster relief; Regional HADR dynamics; Typhoon Haiyan and Singapore’s RHCC

  • Cartagena Dialogue

    Conflict Resolution and Rebuilding Societies: Dino Patti Djalal

    07 March 2015. 

    IISS Cartagena Dialogue: Fourth Plenary Session
    Dr Dino Patti Djalal, Former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Under the volcano

    14 October 2014.  Fifty-two years ago, on 12 October 1962, the ‘Columbus Day Storm’ smashed into the Pacific Northwest region of North America, causing at least $2 billion in damage in today’s money and interrupting electricity supplies to many areas for weeks. By some measures it was the most powerful extratropical storm to hit the United States in the twentieth century, and more powerful than Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Many tropical hurricanes, to...

  • Survival

    Climate, Scarcity and Conflict

    17 September 2014. 

    The security threat from global warming is inextricably linked to development. Resource scarcity and environmental change increase the risk of conflict, and institutional capacity is key to minimising this effect.

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Nuclear Security

    05 September 2014. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014 Special Session 9
    Chair: Elena Sokova, Executive Director, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
    Paul Wilke, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
    Irma Argüello, Chair, NPSGlobal, Argentina
    Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior Research Fellow, FRS

  • Survival

    Real and Present Danger

    25 July 2014. 

    The latest US assessments drive home the fact that dangerous climate change is not just a future risk. It is already here.

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