• IISS Voices

    Gulf security after 2020

    19 December 2017.  When UN Security Council Resolution 2231 – associated with the Iran nuclear deal – came into effect in late 2015, it included a clause preventing states from transferring conventional arms to Iran for five years. But what weapons would Iran buy, and how would they shape its military capabilities? A high-level group of experts examines the future of Gulf security after the moratorium on arms purchases expires.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Light of the Grain: illuminating Israel’s changing defence thinking

    11 December 2017.  Amid ongoing regional conflict, Israel’s largest military exercise in almost 20 years sheds light on its evolving perception of non-state threats on its northern borders.

  • IISS Voices

    Rouhani: between detente and nationalism

    08 December 2017.  Iran's president seeks economic growth and structural reform - but these will be near-impossible without the country’s re-integration into the global financial system.

  • IISS Voices

    Trump’s Jerusalem announcement: shooting his Arab allies in the foot

    07 December 2017.  The president has lit a fire and left his Arab allies to deal with the blaze.

  • IISS Voices

    After aborted summit, what now for the GCC?

    06 December 2017.  As the Gulf’s pre-eminent political, military and economic powers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have reached a strategic alignment that is transforming regional politics. Emile Hokayem examines what their ambitions could mean for the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

  • IISS Voices

    Trust in the IAEA’s verification of Iran’s nuclear activities

    05 December 2017.  Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal should learn to trust the world’s most robust verification system.

  • Expert Commentary

    The new Great Game in the Middle East

    04 December 2017.  Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Iran has become ever more powerful in the region. But now a new Saudi-led alliance is fighting back. Are we heading for a catastrophe?

  • IISS Voices

    Iran, Russia and Turkey are winners in fractured Middle East

    01 December 2017.  Iran dominates the regional security agenda – while Turkey has weathered an attempted coup and turmoil in neighbouring Syria. These countries join Russia as the rising powers in the Middle East.

  • Events

    Iranian and Russian involvement in Syria: purposes and prospects

    20 November 2017. 

    Monday 20 November, 10–11am EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Dr Mark Katz, Professor of Government and Politics, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
    Dr Neda Bolourchi, Research Associate, Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE)
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Expert Commentary

    Saudi Arabia right about Iran challenge; but needs strategy

    17 November 2017.  Rather than carefully pushing back Iran, Saudi Arabia's foreign and security policy has been haphazard and counterproductive, writes Emile Hokayem.

Welcome to the IISS’ new search feature: here you will find content from the Institute on the topic/region selected. Click ‘advanced search options’ to filter by content type, date, related topics and/or experts.

To see your previous purchases and favourites, log-in to My IISS.