• Events

    CANCELLED – G5 Sahel joint force: why fighting terror in West Africa matters to Europe and the Gulf

    06 May 2018. 

    This event has been cancelled

  • Politics and Strategy

    Saudi Arabia confronts the ‘new oil regime’

    17 April 2018.  Saudi Arabia may be losing its battle with US shale oil, presenting the Kingdom with an existential challenge.

  • Expert Commentary

    Trump's Syria strategy actually makes sense

    16 April 2018.  Trump is willing to act in a limited way to penalise chemical weapons use. This is not a commitment to change the horrible and predictable outcome of the Syrian civil war, argues Kori Schake in The Atlantic.

  • Events

    The changing geopolitics of the Gulf

    12 April 2018. 

    Thursday 12 April, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Chair:
    Nick Redman, Director of Editorial, IISS

  • Politics and Strategy

    A large oil and gas discovery in Bahrain

    05 April 2018.  The discovery of large quantities of oil and gas off the coast of Bahrain may alter the country’s economic fortunes.

  • Strategic Comments

    Rising Israeli–Iranian tensions

    04 April 2018. 

    Tensions between Israel and Iran have increased since 10 February, when Israel shot down an Iranian-made drone launched from Syria and attacked military targets there, including Iranian installations. Policymakers in both Israel and the United States believe that Iran's strategy is to make Syria a platform for war against Israel, and broadly favour rolling back Iran in Syria. In this light, the prospect of a regional war looms larger.

  • Conference Proceedings

    Foreword

    26 March 2018.  The 13th Regional Security Summit: The IISS Manama Dialogue was held in the Kingdom of Bahrain in December 2017, 12 years after the inaugural Summit. The Dialogue brought together the national-security establishments of the Gulf Cooperation Council members; other regional countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Yemen; and important outside powers: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Singapore and Australia.

  • Conference Proceedings

    Chapter 2: Executive summary

    26 March 2018.  The keynote address at the 2017 IISS Manama Dialogue was delivered by Sir John Jenkins, Corresponding Executive Director, IISS–Middle East. Jenkins reflected on the past three decades of regional security in the Middle East, arguing that this region ‘has suffered more than most from internal strife and external interventions’. While there have been many shifts in political alignments over the past 30 years, both within the region and beyond, and...

  • Conference Proceedings

    Chapter 1: Agenda

    26 March 2018.  The 13th Regional Security Summit: The IISS Manama Dialogue was held in the Kingdom of Bahrain in December 2017, 12 years after the inaugural Summit. The Dialogue brought together the national-security establishments of the Gulf Cooperation Council members; other regional countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Yemen; and important outside powers: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Singapore and Australia.

  • Conference Proceedings

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2017

    26 March 2018.  Read The IISS Manama Dialogue 2017 book – in Arabic or English – online or download to your tablet or mobile.  

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