• Strategic Comments

    The international politics of climate change after Brexit

    31 August 2016. 

    The Paris Agreement provides a framework for achieving cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions that could mitigate the worst of global warming, and there has been a trend of increased participation and stronger national institutional support, cooperation and ambition towards that end. Among EU states, the United Kingdom has led that trend for three decades. The uncertainty introduced by the Brexit vote may weaken it.

  • Expert Commentary

    ISNA: Mark Fitzpatrick – Next US president won't be able to waive the JCPOA

    22 August 2016.  An interview with Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme; Executive Director, IISS–Americas TEHRAN (ISNA) – Former Deputy to US Secretary of State Mark Fitzpatrick said that because JCPOA is an eight-party deal, next US president will not waive it. Q: In your opinion, does JCPOA made any changes in Iran's role and power in the region? If so, is it tactical or strategic? A: Being limited to the nuclear matters, the...

  • Expert Commentary

    Tehran Times: Fitzpatrick – JCPOA has been a success so far

    31 July 2016.  An interview with Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme; Executive Director, IISS–Americas Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the non-proliferation program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), says the nuclear deal between Iran and great powers, officially called the JCPOA, has been a "success" so far as the sides have respected their obligations. However Fitzpatrick defends the report by the UN secretary general about the Resolution 2231 which endorsed the...

  • Events

    Pakistan's Nuclear Diplomacy and NSG Membership: Opportunities and Challenges

    21 July 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Group Captain M. Waseem Qutab, IISS Visiting Research Fellow for South Asia (Strategic Affairs)
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 21 July 2016, 12–1PM BST

  • IISS Voices

    Waseem Qutab: India and Pakistan pose a dilemma for the NSG

    15 July 2016.  India and Pakistan are both seeking to become members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Although some nations are in favour of admitting India alone, such a move could undermine the grouping's credibility and have a destabilising effect on South Asia, as Waseem Qutab explains.

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: Brexit spells disaster for France

    24 June 2016.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chair of the IISS Council 'Frexit' remains unlikely, says IISS Chair Francois Heisbourg. ‘For the French, the European project remains more like a marriage than the cohabitation it always was in the eyes on many in Britain.’  He went on to explain that Brexit will severely limit the room for manoeuvre in Europe of a largely discredited incumbent president and government. Read the full article at the Financial Times...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Managing South China Sea Tensions

    04 June 2016. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Special Session Five
    Chair: Adam Ward, Director of Studies, IISS
    Lieutenant General Professor Dr Bui Van Nam, Vice Minister, Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam   
    Major General Yao Yunzhu,  Senior Fellow, Academy of Military Science, People's Liberation Army, China
    Dr Michael Reiterer, Principal Adviser, Asia and the Pacific, European External Action Service
    Robert Beckman, Director, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore

  • Expert Commentary

    Polish Quarterly of International Affairs: NATO’s Strategic Adaptation, the Warsaw Summit and Beyond

    26 May 2016.  By Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis NATO’s strategic adaptation has only just begun. The Alliance’s 2014 summit in Wales initiated the process and defined the short-term goals to reassure allies against the context of a shifting and deteriorating security environment. The 2016 Warsaw summit will rightly celebrate what has been achieved since Wales. Strategic significance, however, will be achieved only if NATO’s heads of state and government use...

  • IISS Voices

    William Choong and Robert Cullum: 'Key test' for ASEAN over South China Sea

    13 May 2016.  William Choong and Robert Cullum take a look at the Secretary-General of ASEAN's recent address to 160 business people, scholars and officials at IISS's Fullerton Lecture as he sketches out ASEAN’s achievements in areas such as regional diplomacy, trade facilitation and community building.

  • Events

    Interpreting China's North Korea Policy

    04 May 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Andrew Scobell, Senior Political Scientist, RAND
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 4 May 2016, 12.30–1.30pm BST

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