• 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?

  • Strategic Comments

    US–Israel relations under Trump

    24 March 2017. 

    President Trump has backpedalled on his disruptive pre-inauguration support for expanding West Bank settlements, a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and tearing up the Iran nuclear agreement. Nevertheless, at least in the short term, Israel is likely to face less US resistance in pursuing aggressive policies than it did from the Obama administration, especially in regards to the Palestinians.

  • Strategic Comments

    Somalia’s ever-arduous transition

    06 March 2017. 

    The 8 February 2017 presidential election in Somalia afforded Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (also known as Farmajo) an exceptionally strong mandate to fight corruption and governmental dysfunction, and to forge elusive state viability. But it is essential for him to ensure that Somali national forces are capable of maintaining Somalia’s security against the still-formidable jihadist group al-Shabaab before the UN-mandated African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) departs.

  • IISS Voices

    The Gambia: Operation Restore Democracy

    27 January 2017.  Last week the Gambian people saw their first democratic transfer of power. However, neighbouring states had to threaten force to secure it. Virginia Comolli makes sense of what went wrong for former president Yahya Jammeh.

  • Survival

    The Logic of Banning Nuclear Weapons

    25 January 2017.  If the international community is ever going to get rid of nuclear weapons, it must start by clearly rejecting them.

  • 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

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea

    10 November 2016. 

    China's defiance of the arbitration tribunal ruling overwhelmingly rejecting its extensive territorial claims in the South China Sea has exposed competition between the United States and China, attracting regional states into their respective strategic orbits. China's attempt to challenge America's traditional position as the regional maritime power is gaining strength.

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Evening Keynote: Q&A

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016
    Evening Keynote Address
    Q&A

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Evening Keynote: Lassina Zerbo

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016
    Evening Keynote Address
    Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, CTBTO

  • NATO Transformation Seminar

    NATO Transformation Seminar 2017

    03 November 2016. 

    NATO Transformation Seminar 2017
    Wednesday 22 March–Thursday 23 March
    Marriott Hotel, Budapest, Hungary


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