• Survival

    Allegation, Counter-Allegation and the INF Treaty

    17 July 2017.  Russia’s alleged deployment of a treaty-breaching ground-launched cruise missile poses serious political–military questions for European states.

  • Survival

    Strategic Stability Under Obama and Trump

    17 July 2017.  The Trump administration must assess how strategic stability, an organising concept for the Obama administration’s strategic policy, might fit with its own guiding principles.

  • 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 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

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part V: Rebel-to-party Transitions

    09 May 2017. 

    A post-rebel party’s organisational experience can provide it with the raw material that will shape its initial participation in politics. The key to a successful transformation from rebel to party seems to lie in the interaction between an organisation and its environment.

  • Events

    US policy towards Iran and the status of the Iran nuclear deal

    07 April 2017. 

    Corporate Breakfast
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme; Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 7 April 2017, 8.30–9.30am BST

  • IISS Voices

    UN talks on nuclear ban treaty get started

    27 March 2017.  Get up to speed on the proposed nuclear ban treaty with analysis from IISS experts. Despite little media attention, prospects for a treaty look better this time. But is a ban the best way to bring about a world without nuclear weapons?

  • Events

    The modern law of self-defence

    11 January 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    The Right Honourable Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General, UK
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 11 January 2017, 5–6pm GMT

  • Manama Voices

    A Gulf union?

    06 December 2016.  This is a time of acute anxiety for Gulf states, explains Emile Hokayem. Since 2011 they have been exceptionally assertive in their neighbourhood, but this has proven to be a costly, gruelling and frustrating exercise. The collapsing regional order is driving fresh efforts to improve cooperation.

  • Manama Voices

    The US has not violated the nuclear deal – and neither has Iran

    06 December 2016.  A recent vote in the US Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act was met with fury in Tehran, which suggested that it contravened the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Iran, meanwhile, has been subject to misleading claims that it too is in breach of the terms of the deal. Here, Mark Fitzpatrick warns that to entertain such false claims about the Iran nuclear deal is to...

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