• Events

    Europe at Sea

    14 March 2018. 

    Wednesday 14 March, 5.30–7pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Annalisa Piras, filmmaker; Director, Springshot Productions
    Sophia Besch, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform 
    Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
    Steve Valdez-Symonds, Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director, Amnesty International UK
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS

  • Events

    The impact of modern armed conflict on children

    09 March 2018. 

    Friday 9 March, 10–11am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children
    Dr Anastasia Voronkova, Editor, Armed Conflict Survey; Research Fellow for Armed Conflict, IISS
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Could Ukraine’s ‘reintegration bill’ break Donbas deadlock?

    24 January 2018.  Russia says the bill amounts to preparation for war. But it might clear a path for meaningful negotiations.

  • IISS Voices

    Terrorism and the new disorder

    09 January 2018.  Two distinct terror threats are emerging in the Middle East - Sunni lone wolves and well-drilled Shia militias.

  • Strategic Comments

    Humanitarian implications of armed conflict in cities

    21 December 2017. 

    The Syrian civil war and the military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, have prompted a major reconsideration of responses to armed conflict in cities. The growing consensus among practitioners is that responses to urban armed conflict should extend beyond short-term aid and lay the groundwork for dealing with longer-term challenges posed by urbanisation.

  • IISS Voices

    Jerusalem announcement: US may cede more ground to Russia in the Middle East

    15 December 2017.  Moscow poised to gain from Washington's diplomatic missteps

  • IISS Voices

    Difficult times ahead for Iraq, Vice President Allawi warns

    08 December 2017.  Politician says Trump's #Jerusalem announcement will be used by terrorist recruiters.

  • 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

    Armed conflict in cities: humanitarian implications and responses

    28 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 28 November–Wednesday 29 November
    Humanitarium, Geneva

    Speakers included:
    Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • Events

    Turkey’s perspective on the Middle East: is there light at the end of the tunnel?

    27 November 2017. 

    Monday 27 November, 5–6pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Binali Yıldırım, Prime Minister of Turkey

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