National Congress of Brazil

Latin America

The programme will analyse the more prominent global role played by rising powers such as Brazil, and will look at the increasing interest of outside powers, such as China and India, in Latin American affairs.

'The IISS provides a detailed and dispassionate analysis.'

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil on the Adelphi book, Drugs, Insecurity and Failed States.

Discussion Meeting

Armed Groups and the Challenges for Security in Colombia

Negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have gone further than any other dialogue between the two sides in the 50-year conflict. But any peace agreement will face a security environment with potential hurdles for peace, in the form of powerful organised-crime groups and  fragmented guerrilla structures.

Strategic Dossiers

The FARC Files

A sensation on its release, this dossier detailed the political and criminal links of Colombia's infamous insurgents, based on a detailed two-year study of the computer disks of leading guerrilla Raul Reyes. The disks were captured in the 2008 raid in which Reyes was killed.

Pacification and conflict in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas

Despite security improvements and several tactical victories, Rio’s authorities have suffered a setback in the battle for public approval, and must act quickly to recover.