• Survival

    War in Ukraine: Is This the Way It Ends?

    20 November 2017.  Russia, Ukraine and the West may finally be groping for a way to dial down the violence in eastern Ukraine.

  • Events

    Alastair Buchan Lecture 2017: Professor Francois Heisbourg

    16 November 2017. 

    IISS Alastair Buchan Lecture
    Thursday 16 November, 6.30–7.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Professor François Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS Council and former Director of the IISS
    Chair:
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

  • Events

    Does conflict threaten Myanmar's political transition?

    07 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 7 November, 10.30–11.30am EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Priscilla A. Clapp, Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace
    Maxwell J. Hamilton, Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Yun Sun, Senior Associate, Stimson Center
    Chair:
    Leigh Morris Sloane, Managing Director, IISS–Americas

  • Events

    Armed movements, fragmentation and conflict in Myanmar

    06 November 2017. 

    Monday 6 November, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr David Brenner, lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics, University of Surrey
    Chair:
    Dr Anastasia Voronkova, Research Fellow for Armed Conflict, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    Peace in Colombia and the ELN

    02 November 2017. 

    The ceasefire announced between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), coming as the prior peace agreement with the much larger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is being implemented, has attracted both hope and scepticism. While a viable peace agreement with the ELN would put Colombia on a path to comprehensive peace, shepherding two major agreements would tax Bogotá’s capacity and the ELN has a history of reneging on commitments to non-violence.

  • Politics and Strategy

    How will the Islamic State endure?

    31 October 2017.  The credibility of the Islamic State may be undermined, but the security threat it poses should not be underestimated.

  • Events

    Endgame: prospects for stabilisation in Iraq & Syria

    26 October 2017. 

    Thursday 26 October, 10–11am EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Linda Robinson, Senior International and Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation
    Dr Denise Natali, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Strategic Comments

    The Rohingya crisis

    26 October 2017. 

    The mass exodus of some 600,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh, triggered by the Myanmar government's repressive policies, has produced a severe humanitarian crisis and geopolitical disruption in the region. While the international community is responding fitfully to both developments, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's reputation as a liberal reformer has been tainted and Myanmar's international rehabilitation limited.

  • Events

    Refugees and fragile states: innovative policy responses

    20 October 2017. 

    Friday 20 October, 12–1pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
    Chair:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS

  • Events

    City-led policies and terrorism: building security and resilience through urban interventions

    19 October 2017. 

    Thursday 19 October, 8.30–9.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

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