• Strategic Comments

    Somalia’s ever-arduous transition

    06 March 2017. 

    The 8 February 2017 presidential election in Somalia afforded Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (also known as Farmajo) an exceptionally strong mandate to fight corruption and governmental dysfunction, and to forge elusive state viability. But it is essential for him to ensure that Somali national forces are capable of maintaining Somalia’s security against the still-formidable jihadist group al-Shabaab before the UN-mandated African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) departs.

  • Events

    New Research Stream: Security in the Urban Century

    01 March 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 5–6.30pm GMT

  • Events

    Whither Turkey? Constitutional Change and Growing External Pressures

    22 February 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Gareth Jenkins, IISS Consulting Member and Freelance Analyst
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 22 February 2017, 11am–12pm GMT

  • Events

    Women and violent extremism

    19 February 2017. 

    Sunday 19 February
    IISS Middle East, Bahrain
    Speakers:
    Baria Alamuddin, Editor of Media Services Syndicate and Foreign Editor for Al Hayat
    Dr Nelly Lahoud, IISS Senior Fellow for Political Islamism
    Chair:
    Dr Elisabeth Marteu, IISS Corresponding Senior Fellow for Middle East Politics

  • Strategic Comments

    Colombia: what comes next?

    08 February 2017. 

    The revised peace agreement in Colombia, though still controversial, is salutary. But to implement the agreement effectively, the government will have to follow through on its reintegration obligations to former FARC members and re-establish a presence in rural areas that brings security and stability. This will be an arduous process.

  • Strategic Comments

    Trump and the US intelligence community

    25 January 2017. 

    President Trump has publicly denigrated the value of the United States' intelligence community (IC), imperilling the morale and retention of intelligence officers. Unless he establishes a better working relationship with the IC, the White House not only risks hollowing out the IC but could also wind up politicising the intelligence process and misusing intelligence products.

  • Events

    How Kidnapping Funds Terrorism

    25 January 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Loretta Napoleoni, author and expert on countering terrorism financing
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 25 January 2017, 12.30–1.30pm GMT

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Fullerton Forum 2017: Keynote Address

    23 January 2017. 

    Fullerton Forum 2017 Keynote Address
    Dato’ Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence, Malaysia

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Fullerton Forum 2017: Special Address

    23 January 2017. 

    Fullerton Forum 2017 Special Address
    Major General (Retd) Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary of National Defense, Philippines

  • IISS Voices

    Spies, lies and the US president-elect

    16 January 2017.  A blizzard of angry Tweets has laid bare the rift between Donald Trump and the United States intelligence community. But the saga does not suggest a Russian mastery of information warfare, argues Nigel Inkster. When the going gets tough, Trump will still look to his intelligence community for answers – even if his instincts are to disparage it.

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