• Strategic Comments

    Washington’s incoherent climate policy

    06 February 2018.  US President Donald Trump's reversal of long-standing American climate policy – in particular, his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement – is informed mainly by domestic politics, ideology and short-termism. Even if sub-federal US entities' voluntary adherence to emissions reduction enables the United States to meet its targets, following through on the rejection of the Agreement would intensify perceptions that the United States has abdicated global leadership.

  • Events

    Obstacles and opportunities in the East African growth story

    01 February 2018. 

    Thursday 1 February, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Carrie Turk, Country Director for Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan, World Bank
    Chair:
    Alia Moubayed, Director of Geo-economics and Strategy, IISS

  • Survival

    The Grandeur That Was

    30 January 2018.  Kyle Harper’s The Fate of Rome highlights a class of explanation for imperial collapse that has been relatively neglected by historians: the influence of climate and disease.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Green and cheap: India’s renewable energy revolution

    30 January 2018.  India's renewable energy targets are ambitious but credible. For developing nations, green power must be cost-effective. 

  • Events

    Threat multipliers: the changing energy landscape, climate change, and water stress

    04 December 2017. 

    Monday 4 December, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    General (Retd) Donald Hoffman, US Air Force; Member, CNA Military Advisory Board (MAB)
    Vice Admiral (Retd) Lee Gunn, US Navy; Vice Chairman, CNA MBA
    Rear Admiral (Retd) Neil Morisetti, British Royal Navy; Honorary Professor, University College London
    Julia McQuaid, Principal Research Scientist; Director, Program on Transnational Challenges, CNA
    Chair:
    Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, IISS

  • Events

    Security and climate change in the Pacific: from Asia to the US

    28 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 28 November, 10–11.30am EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    John Conger, Senior Policy Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security (CCS)
    Shiloh Fetzek, Senior Fellow for International Affairs, CCS
    Brigadier General (Retd) Gerald Galloway, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Sherri Goodman, Senior Advisor for International Security, CCS
    Dr Marcus King, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Rear Admiral (Retd) Ann Phillips, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • IISS Voices

    Climate talks limp on

    24 November 2017.  At this year’s United Nations climate talks, the official delegations made minimal progress – but fringe events carried the energy of past successes, writes Jeffrey Mazo.

  • Events

    Singapore International Energy Week: India’s energy strategy

    26 October 2017. 

    Thursday 26 October, 9.30am–12pm SGT
    Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
    Speakers:
    Pierre Noel, Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS
    Ashwin Gambhir, Senior Research Associate, Prayas Energy Group
    Dipesh Dipu, Founder and Partner, Jenissi Consulting
    Neeti Tandon, Asia Advisor, Gas Policy & Market Development, Shell
    Chair:
    Pierre Noel, Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Singapore International Energy Week: the Greening of Asia

    09 October 2017.  A roundtable discussion will ask how Asia's energy dynamics affect global environmental ambitions - and reflect on the pressures driving Asian energy policies. 

  • Events

    Strategic Survey 2017: The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics

    20 September 2017. 

    Wednesday 20 September, 9.30–10.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Nigel Inkster, Special Adviser, IISS
    Dr Nicholas Redman, Director of Editorial; Editor of Strategic Survey, IISS

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