• Events

    Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    20 October 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Book Launch
    Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas, IISS
    Jonathan Stevenson, Senior Fellow for US Defence, IISSS
    Adam Ward, Director of Studies, IISS
    Nicholas Redman, Director of Editorial, IISS
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 20 October 2016, 10.30AM–12PM EDT

  • IISS Voices

    Adam Ward: China’s year of living assertively

    29 September 2016.  Strategic Survey 2016 highlights China's increasingly confident behaviour on the international stage, arguing that its deployment of military force in the South China Sea is raising the prospect of a direct confrontation with the United States. Here, Adam Ward analyses the domestic and international triggers of this new assertiveness.

  • IISS Voices

    Chris Raggett: 50 Years of Strategic Survey

    28 September 2016.  On 27 September the IISS launched Strategic Survey 2016, the 50th edition in the series. Here, Chris Raggett takes a look at past editions and highlights the lessons we can learn from taking a long look at history.

  • Events

    Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    27 September 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security
    Dr Nicholas Redman, Director of Editorial and Editor of Strategic Survey
    Adam Ward, Director of Studies
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 27 September 2016, 9.30–10.30AM BST

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    26 September 2016.  The 2016 edition looks at the trends that shaped relations between global powers in the past year: rising populism across the world, intractable conflict in the Middle East, increasingly assertive foreign policy from China and Russia, and many more.

  • Events

    Adelphi Book Launch: Business and Conflict in Fragile States

    16 September 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Dr Brian Ganson, Head of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement, University of Stellenbosch Business School
    Dr Achim Wennmann, Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 16 September 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Events

    Truth Always Prevails: a life in business in today’s Pakistan

    14 September 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Sadruddin Hashwani, Chairman, Hashoo Group
    Christina Lamb, Foreign Correspondent, The Sunday Times
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 14 September, 5–6pm

  • Strategic Comments

    India and Pakistan’s evolving relationships with the Gulf

    08 September 2016. 

    The relationships of South Asian rivals India and Pakistan with Gulf countries are evolving and strengthening. India’s focus has shifted towards security and defence cooperation, though it does not seek a dominant or partisan role. Pakistan will continue to try to balance its relations with Gulf Arab states and those with Iran, while its most important bilateral relationship will continue to be with Saudi Arabia.

  • Strategic Comments

    Nigeria’s security under Buhari

    10 August 2016. 

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has made progress in containing the jihadist group Boko Haram in the northeast, but in other parts of the country he faces burgeoning security challenges. These include Niger Delta rebels attacking oil facilities, Biafran separatists confronting security forces, Muslim pastoralists fighting Christian farmers and Shia Muslim political agitation. Buhari will need to formulate and fund considered policies to stem the rise of each element and prevent some from converging with others.

  • Expert Commentary

    Harvard Business Review: Why Your Company Needs a Foreign Policy

    09 August 2016.  By John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive of the IISS In February 2014, Russia invaded the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, and the following month, it announced Crimea’s annexation. This sudden act marked the beginning of the first major strategic crisis in Europe in a generation and served as a wake-up call to business leaders. As the crisis was unfolding, the Bank of England surveyed business executives on their views of systemic...

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