• IISS Voices

    Conflict and transformation in the Levant

    05 October 2017.  The Syrian conflict has radically changed the strategic landscape in the Levant. As the Islamic State collapses, old fault lines are widening and new ones emerging.

  • Survival

    America’s Generals Are Out of Ideas for Afghanistan

    18 September 2017.  The decision to do more of the same and expect different results underscores a broader strategic bankruptcy within the US national-security establishment.

  • IISS Voices

    Increasing militia violence in the CAR threatens civilians and disarmament efforts

    08 September 2017.  The proliferation of militia groups in the CAR illustrates wider trends typical of militia activity in Africa and beyond.

  • ACD Insight

    Increasing militia violence in the CAR threatens civilians and disarmament efforts

    08 September 2017.  The proliferation of militia groups in the CAR illustrates wider trends typical of militia activity in Africa and beyond.

  • Survival

    US Detention Policy Towards ISIS: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    17 July 2017.  The United States’ resort to torture in responding to past terrorist threats raises questions about how the country will deal with captured members of the Islamic State.

  • Events

    War in cities: new strategic dilemmas in an urban century

    13 June 2017. 

    Discussion meeting
    Avila Kilmurray, Visiting Professor, Transnational Justice Institute, Ulster University
    Vincent Bernard, Editor-in-Chief, International Review of the Red Cross
    Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Chaired by Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 13 June, 12.30–1.30pm BST

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Does President Trump Tweet for the United States?

    06 June 2017.  By Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for American Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs The current American president is like a black hole, extending an irresistible gravitational field that shapes and pulls almost the totality of our thoughts, attention and discourse. Part of this is the nature of the office, a kind of elected executive monarchy that combines immense power and immense symbolic representation to attract, even in normal times, inordinate attention, such...

  • Survival

    The Interpreters

    16 May 2017.  The treatment of local civilians formerly employed by foreign militaries in Afghanistan is a source of shame for the soldiers with whom they served.

  • Strategic Comments

    The battle for Mosul

    15 May 2017. 

    Iraqi government and allied forces are poised to decisively retake Mosul from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, within the next few months. But the presence of ISIS in Syria will still pose the risk of the group's resurgence in Iraq until the Iraq–Syria border is secure and ISIS has been denied control of Raqqa, its Syrian base and self-declared capital.

  • Events

    Third IISS South Asia Security Workshop

    13 May 2017. 

    Third 'Track 1.5' South Asia Security Workshop
    IISS–Middle East Office, Bahrain
    13–14 May 2017

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