• The Military Balance

    Chapter 7: Middle East and North Africa

    14 February 2018. 

    Middle East and North Africa: Countering ISIS; The war in Syria; Yemen; Qatar crisis and regional defence; Defence economics; Economic outlook: uncertain times; Defence spending: opacity prevails; Defence procurement and industry
    Qatar: Defence policy; Armed forces; Defence and security cooperation; Operational experience; Personnel and training; Defence economics and industry

  • Events

    Terrorism and the new disorder

    08 February 2018. 

    Thursday 8 February, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    John Raine CMG OBE, Senior Adviser for Geopolitical Due Diligence, IISS

  • Events

    After Afrin and Sochi: envisioning an endgame in Syria

    07 February 2018. 

    Wednesday 7 February, 4–5pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Chair:
    Dr Nicholas Redman, Director of Editorial, IISS

  • Events

    Divided we thrive? Boko Haram and the Islamic State

    05 February 2018. 

    Monday 5 February, 4–5.30pm AST
    IISS–Middle East, Bahrain
    Speaker:
    Jacob Zenn J.D., Fellow on African Affairs, Jamestown Foundation
    Chair:
    Dr Nelly Lahoud, Senior Fellow for Political Islamism, IISS–Middle East

  • Survival

    Music of the Islamic State

    30 January 2018.  Anashid – Islamic a cappella songs – figure prominently in the propaganda-consumption habits of the 17 jihadists who have caused casualties in the United States since 2013.

  • Events

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2017

    08 December 2017. 

    8–10 December 2017
    The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

  • Events

    Turkey’s perspective on the Middle East: is there light at the end of the tunnel?

    27 November 2017. 

    Monday 27 November, 5–6pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Binali Yıldırım, Prime Minister of Turkey

  • IISS Voices

    Background to the Sinai conflict

    24 November 2017.  The November mosque attack on civilians in Sinai points to the enduring threat posed by jihadist militants in the area. The IISS Armed Conflict Survey includes analysis on the ongoing conflict in the Sinai Peninsula.

  • Strategic Comments

    Strategic implications of the ambush in Niger

    22 November 2017. 

    The October jihadist ambush in Niger that left four American soldiers on a combined patrol with Nigerien forces dead has raised questions about the extent to which US military personnel should advise and assist local military operations overseas. It has also produced controversy about civil-military relations in the Trump administration. As a result, Congress's post-9/11 Authorization of the Use of Military Force, delegating broad powers to the president to initiate counter-terrorism efforts, may be curtailed.

  • Survival

    How Will the Islamic State Endure?

    20 November 2017.  The Islamic State after the caliphate may yet inspire more and increasing violence.

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