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The International Institute for Strategic Studies - Manama, Bahrain

The Manama office serves as a base for the Institute's many research programmes and activities throughout the region. It acts as a link to IISS initiatives in Europe, North America and Asia.

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MENA economies: Positioning for a new world (dis)order

IISS Bahrain Bay Forum

The next IISS Bahrain Bay Forum will take place on 16–17 September 2017 in Manama, Bahrain.

Outline Agenda

About the Forum

Catch up on the 2015 Forum

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12th Regional Security Summit

Explore our coverage of the IISS Manama Dialogue 2016

The 12th IISS Manama Dialogue took place in the Kingdom of Bahrain from 9–11 December.

Session Transcripts 

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Shedding light on Syria's enduring conflict

The IISS provides expert, regularly updated analysis on Syria's enduring crisis via blogs, commentary and journals.

Latest Middle East Posts

Watch: Highlights of the IISS Manama Dialogue 2016

New Adelphi Book

Egypt After the Spring

In-depth analysis of the tumultuous period between the 2011 uprisings and Abdel Fattah Al‑Sisi's rule in 2015.