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Security and Development

  • Events

    Transforming peace operations: new ideas for tackling protracted conflicts

    24 January 2018. 

    Wednesday 24 January, 12.30–1.45pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Lieutenant-General (Retd) Floriano Peixoto, Visiting Professor, King’s College London
    Chair:
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    Humanitarian implications of armed conflict in cities

    21 December 2017. 

    The Syrian civil war and the military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, have prompted a major reconsideration of responses to armed conflict in cities. The growing consensus among practitioners is that responses to urban armed conflict should extend beyond short-term aid and lay the groundwork for dealing with longer-term challenges posed by urbanisation.

  • IISS Voices

    High-level corruption fuels Honduras election crisis

    14 December 2017.  The public despair driving recent protests stems, in part, from the enormous power of organised crime groups.

  • Events

    Local governance and peace in Colombia: challenges in conflict affected areas

    30 November 2017. 

    Thursday 30 November, 5.30–6.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Mariana Escobar, General Director of the Colombian Agency for Territorial Renewal (ART)
    Chair:
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Armed conflict in cities

    27 November 2017.  War is an increasingly urban phenomenon, a fact that brings new challenges for militaries, governments and humanitarian organisations.  

  • Events

    The impact of corruption on international security and stability

    09 November 2017. 

    Thursday 9 November, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Ben Fender, Head, Security Policy Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
    Katherine Dixon, Director, Transparency International Defence and Security
    Chair:
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    Peace in Colombia and the ELN

    02 November 2017. 

    The ceasefire announced between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), coming as the prior peace agreement with the much larger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is being implemented, has attracted both hope and scepticism. While a viable peace agreement with the ELN would put Colombia on a path to comprehensive peace, shepherding two major agreements would tax Bogotá’s capacity and the ELN has a history of reneging on commitments to non-violence.

  • Events

    Refugees and fragile states: innovative policy responses

    20 October 2017. 

    Friday 20 October, 12–1pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
    Chair:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS

  • Events

    City-led policies and terrorism: building security and resilience through urban interventions

    19 October 2017. 

    Thursday 19 October, 8.30–9.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • Expert Commentary

    Forget its ousted politicians. Here’s the real cost of Brazil’s corruption

    24 August 2017.  The daily political dramas unfolding from sweeping anti-corruption probes in Brazil shouldn't obscure the damage corruption causes to the country’s long struggle against poverty and inequality, Antonio Sampaio points out.