• Events

    Iran from the Saudi perspective: change and continuity since 1979

    22 April 2018. 

    IISS-Middle East Office, Bahrain
    Sunday 22 April, 5.30–6.30PM
    Chair:
    Clement Therme, Research Fellow for Iran, IISS–Middle East
    Speaker:
    Dr Mohammed Alsulami, Head, Rasanah: International Institute for Iranian Studies

  • Events

    The changing geopolitics of the Gulf

    12 April 2018. 

    Thursday 12 April, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Chair:
    Nick Redman, Director of Editorial, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Western strikes in Syria – five key questions

    12 April 2018.  Analyst Emile Hokayem examines the possible consequences of the Douma chemical attack – including military options, Putin's next moves, and the impact on Israel and Iran. 

  • Strategic Comments

    Rising Israeli–Iranian tensions

    04 April 2018. 

    Tensions between Israel and Iran have increased since 10 February, when Israel shot down an Iranian-made drone launched from Syria and attacked military targets there, including Iranian installations. Policymakers in both Israel and the United States believe that Iran's strategy is to make Syria a platform for war against Israel, and broadly favour rolling back Iran in Syria. In this light, the prospect of a regional war looms larger.

  • IISS Voices

    Assessing the JCPOA Procurement Channel

    29 March 2018.  Under the nuclear deal with Iran, a new mechanism was set up to regulate any procurements made by Tehran for its now limited nuclear programme. In a new research paper, Paulina Izewicz takes an in-depth look at the Procurement Channel, as it is known, examining its workings and effectiveness so far, and offers recommendations to policymakers to ensure its sustainability.

  • Survival

    Iran Disillusioned

    20 March 2018.  In the age of Donald Trump, Iran is bracing itself for another period of hardship.

  • Survival

    Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Age of Trump

    20 March 2018.  The Trump administration’s ambiguous Middle East policy is destabilising an already volatile region.

  • Expert Commentary

    No, Iran does not have an ICBM programme

    05 March 2018.  None of the missiles Iran has under development come close to being able to hit the United States or much of Europe, Michael Ellemen and Mark Fitzpatrick observe. Differentiating among Iranian missile systems is not a perfect solution, but a realistic way forward.

  • IISS Voices

    Are Iran’s ballistic missiles designed to be nuclear capable?

    28 February 2018.  Iran has the largest and most diverse ballistic-missile arsenal in the Middle East – could these systems one day be used to launch nuclear weapons? In a new report, IISS analysts Michael Elleman and Mark Fitzpatrick offer a detailed assessment of the design intentions behind each missile within Iran’s inventory. The result is a clear picture as to which platforms the United States and its allies should seek to remove...

  • Events

    Terrorism and the new disorder

    08 February 2018. 

    Thursday 8 February, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    John Raine CMG OBE, Senior Adviser for Geopolitical Due Diligence, IISS

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