20 March 2017.
The debate over whether the Libyan intervention was justified should take as its starting point the imponderables facing decision-makers in March 2011.
The Military Balance
14 February 2017.
Middle East and North Africa: Russia changes the battlefield; The campaign against ISIS; The Iraqi Army; The war in Yemen; Yemen and GCC military cooperation; Regional capabilities increase; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending and procurement; Defence industry; Emirates Defence Industries Company
Saudi Arabia: Defence policy; The armed forces; Defence and security cooperation and coalitions; Operations in Yemen; Defence economics and industry
25 October 2016.
Private film screening and panel discussion
Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Medecins Sans Frontieres
Stuart Gatt, Writer and Director of The Dead Sea
Markus Geisser, Senior Humanitarian Affairs & Policy Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Arundel House, London
Tuesday 25 October 2016, 6–7.30PM BST
21 September 2016.
The new UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has based itself in Tripoli. But the GNA has failed to muster an effective nationwide military capability and is rivalled for national authority by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HOR), which controls the Libyan National Army, Libya's most cohesive armed organisation, as well as Libya's oil ports. Although GNA-linked forces have decimated the Islamic State in and around Sirte, the new government's unsteady hold on Tripoli is vulnerable to HOR challenge.
11 July 2016.
If nothing is done to stop the Islamic State’s expansion in Libya, it could become a problem on a scale similar to that which it poses in Syria – but much closer to Europe.
Armed Conflict Survey
05 May 2016.
Mali (The Sahel)
25 February 2016.
The Islamic State has taken advantage of the chaos of 20 months of war in Libya to build a series of bases in the country, expanding its territory and now threatening the country’s oil ports. The United States and its allies now face hard decisions about how to confront the militant group.
The Military Balance
09 February 2016.
Regional states deploy amid worsening security; Worries about Iran; Reforming Iraq’s army; The war against ISIS; ISIS in combat; The US-led coalition against ISIS; War in Syria: towards year five; Regime acknowledges personnel shortage; Other actors
Yemen: GCC military operations; UAE forces; GCC defence cooperation
Regional Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement; Combat aviation, air and missile defence; Land systems and airlift; Surface vessels and coastal-patrol assets
20 January 2016.
IISS–Americas Book Launch
Ben Fishman, Editor, North Africa in Transition
Haim Malka, Contributing Author, North Africa in Transition; Middle East Program Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS
John Desrocher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Egypt and Maghreb Affairs
Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
IISS–Americas, Washington DC
Wednesday 20 January 2016, 2pm-3pm EST
17 November 2015.
At the very centre of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, adjacent to both the ancient Ottoman-era medina and the elegant Italian built colonial district, lies Martyrs’ Square. It was on this wide, paved plaza, then called Green Square, that Colonel Muammar Gadhafi’s supporters gathered in defiant demonstrations, amid NATO air-strikes, during the 2011 bombing campaign.
Six months later, tens of thousands of Libyans streamed in joyously to the same square...