• Survival

    The End of Cyber Norms

    20 November 2017.  This summer, a nearly seven-year process to write the rules that should guide state activity in cyberspace came to a halt.

  • Events

    Indonesia and the UN Security Council

    26 October 2017. 

    Thursday 26 October, 5.30–6.30pm
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Rizal Sukma, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom
    Chair:
    Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, Editor of Survival, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    High noon for Libya’s Potemkin government

    02 August 2017.  Strongman Khalifa Haftar is challenging Libya's internationally recognised but weak Government of National Accord for effective control of the country. While France has brokered a ceasefire and a new peace initiative, Haftar has substantial outside support from Egypt and the UAE, and the eventual political dispensation will probably turn on further military developments.

  • Events

    Anticipating and Mitigating Future Iranian Military Capabilities

    18 July 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Michael Eisenstadt, Kahn Fellow and Director, Military & Security Studies Program, The Washington Institute
    Michael Elleman, Senior Fellow for Missile Defence, IISS
    John 'Fozzie' Miller, Vice Admiral (Retired), US Navy
    Chaired by Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 18 July, 10–11am EDT

  • 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.

  • Survival

    UN Peace Operations and the Use of Military Force

    16 May 2017.  The gap between traditional peacekeeping principles and the realities of contemporary operations is becoming increasingly apparent.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part I: Whither UN Peacekeeping?

    09 May 2017. 

    Addressing the limits of peacekeeping requires a sustained, systematic focus on the ways in which the activities of peacekeepers on the ground can reinforce the search for a political settlement. Blue helmets cannot impose political solutions to complex and deep-seated conflicts, but they can and should underpin and support progress towards solutions.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part IV: The Changing Foundations of Governance by Armed Groups

    09 May 2017. 

    Governance by armed groups continues to take many forms. But, as long as the international community withholds coordinated support for such efforts and an increasing proportion of wars involve state failure, the obstacles to the task of governance by armed groups will grow.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Armed Conflict Survey 2017: Chart of Conflict

    09 May 2017. 

    This map of global hot spots focuses on UN peacekeeping operations, with graphics, tables and charts.

  • Strategic Comments

    TLAMs in Syria

    12 April 2017. 

    The United States' Tomahawk cruise-missile strikes on the Syrian regime's Shayrat Air Base in retaliation for the regime's sarin attack are unlikely to advance peace in Syria. The regime and its main supporters, Russia and Iran, remain defiant, and the Trump administration appears inclined to frame the strikes as a relatively narrow deterrent against chemical weapons attacks and keep counter-terrorism its main priority in Syria for now.

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