• 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.

  • Events

    The proliferation of terrorist watch lists in the US

    22 September 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Jeffrey Kahn, Professor of Law, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 22 September 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • IISS Voices

    Mark Fitzpatrick: ‘All’ means all when it comes to security of nuclear materials

    21 September 2016.  All sensitive nuclear materials must be protected to the highest standards, irrespective of origin or purpose, argues Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas, and co-author of a new report on this subject. Efforts to regulate the security of nuclear materials currently focus on the small proportion that are in the civilian sector, whereas the vast bulk are in fact in the non-civilian sector. The report demonstrates why strengthening the security of...

  • Events

    Truth Always Prevails: a life in business in today’s Pakistan

    14 September 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Sadruddin Hashwani, Chairman, Hashoo Group
    Christina Lamb, Foreign Correspondent, The Sunday Times
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 14 September, 5–6pm

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