• Events

    The Islamic State: Between Aspirations and Reality

    17 November 2016. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue Discourse Series
    Nelly Lahoud, Senior Fellow for Political Islamism, IISS–Middle East
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 17 November 2016, 10–11AM EST

  • Strategic Comments

    Bolivia: Morales’s growing unpopularity

    16 November 2016. 

    There appears to be growing eagerness both in Bolivia and abroad for Bolivian President Evo Morales to step down. But after losing a February 2016 referendum that would have allowed him to run for a fourth term, he has vowed to reverse this result so he can continue to serve as head of state. Turbulence in Bolivia seems likely in the medium term.

  • Events

    Key security trends in South Asia

    31 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS
    Jack Gill, Associate Professor, NESA Center for Strategic Studies
    Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Antoine Levesques, Research Associate for South Asia, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 31 October 2016, 1–2PM GMT

  • Expert Commentary

    The end of the Islamic State will make the Middle East worse

    28 October 2016.  In this article for the Washington Post, Emile Hokayem looks at what will happen in the Middle East as the Islamic State loses power, arguing that the group's weakening will bring more potent problems to the surface.

  • Expert Commentary

    A non-territorial Islamic State

    26 October 2016.  In this essay for Horizons, the in-house journal of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), Nelly Lahoud examines the state-building track record of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, as well as that of its parent group, the Islamic State of Iraq.

  • Events

    The New Jihadist

    17 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies, King's College London
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 17 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Events

    The Strategic Logic of Organised Crime

    14 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr James Cockayne, Head of the UN University Office, UN
    Bianca Jinga, Governance Advisor, DFID
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 14 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Events

    African youth: addressing the root causes of insecurity and migration

    03 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Marije Balt, Director, SpringFactor
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 3 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • 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.

  • 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.

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