• Adelphi Books

    Chapter Four: The negative-sum game and how to move past it

    14 December 2016. 

    The Ukraine crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome in which all parties are worse off, and international security has declined. In this final chapter, the authors consider ways in which the major players might move past this negative-sum game.

  • Manama Voices

    Defence spending in the Middle East and the price of oil

    09 December 2016.  Estimated defence spending in the Middle East and North Africa increased dramatically in the years following the Arab Spring. But, as Lucie Béraud-Sudreau explains, the sharp drop in oil prices from 2014 onwards is placing new economic and fiscal constraints on oil-exporter states, and forcing them to re-examine their spending priorities.

  • Events

    Indonesia’s Development Strategies for Growth, Equality and Maritime Affairs

    09 December 2016. 

    Fullerton Lecture
    General (Retd.) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Indonesia
    The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 9 December 2016, 11AM–12PM SGT

  • Strategic Comments

    US–Mexico relations under Trump

    30 November 2016. 

    If US President-elect Trump were to fulfil his strident campaign promises on immigration and trade with respect to Mexico, prospects for left-wing, populist candidates in the 2018 Mexican presidential election would likely improve. Victory for such a candidate could make Mexico significantly more antagonistic to the United States.

  • Survival

    America, Europe and the Necessary Geopolitics of Trade

    21 November 2016. 

    Trade is not dead, but it does need some basic rethinking. Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership offer an opportunity to do so.

  • Expert Commentary

    How Trump is good for China

    15 November 2016.  In this opinion piece for the New York Times, IISS Council Member Eric Li argues that despite Donald Trump's anti-China rhetoric on the campaign trail, his presidency could lead to healthier Chinese-American relations in the long term.

  • Expert Commentary

    Does Trump victory spell end of US as Pacific power?

    13 November 2016.  In this analysis for BBC News, Alexander Neill takes a look at the 'relative unknown' that is Donald Trump's approach to the Asia-Pacific region and the China–US relationship.

  • Events

    The Value of the Commonwealth

    04 November 2016. 

    Fullerton Lecture
    The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of The Commonwealth of Nations
    The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 4 November 2016, 12.15–1.05PM SGT

  • Events

    Key security trends in South Asia

    31 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS
    Jack Gill, Associate Professor, NESA Center for Strategic Studies
    Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Antoine Levesques, Research Associate for South Asia, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 31 October 2016, 1–2PM GMT

  • IISS Voices

    Pakistan–China: strategic partnership means business

    21 October 2016.  Despite the challenges, China is determined to give Pakistan a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform its economy and their relationship. Here, Antoine Levesques examines their efforts to broaden an ambitious strategic partnership.

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