• Events

    G5 Sahel joint force: why fighting terror in West Africa matters to Europe and the Gulf

    06 May 2018. 

    Sunday 6 May, 6.30–7.30pm AST
    Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Bahrain
    Speaker:
    Brigadier General Philippe Boutinaud, French Ministry of the Armed Forces
    Chair:
    Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Russia: war and punishment

    13 April 2018.  Successive punishments on Russia have not curtailed transgressions. To avoid a standoff reminiscent of the Cold War, John Raine considers a strategy centred on weakening Russian capabilities and engaging in dialogue with Putin.

  • Strategic Comments

    Rising Israeli–Iranian tensions

    04 April 2018. 

    Tensions between Israel and Iran have increased since 10 February, when Israel shot down an Iranian-made drone launched from Syria and attacked military targets there, including Iranian installations. Policymakers in both Israel and the United States believe that Iran's strategy is to make Syria a platform for war against Israel, and broadly favour rolling back Iran in Syria. In this light, the prospect of a regional war looms larger.

  • IISS Voices

    An improbable Trump–Kim summit

    09 March 2018.  Could the fraught Korean situation be moving in the direction of peace and even a potential solution to the North Korean threat? Mark Fitzpatrick reflects on a remarkable week for Korean diplomacy and the prospect of a Trump–Kim summit.

  • IISS Voices

    Putin’s new big nuclear buttons

    01 March 2018.  Putin’s chest-thumping state of the nation address marks the resumption of nuclear rhetoric not seen since the height of the US–USSR confrontation. It demonstrates a clear need for arms-control talks between the US and Russia to prevent any new Cold War from getting out of hand, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • IISS Voices

    South Korea staying strong in face of nuclear threat

    05 February 2018.  Sanctions and traditional deterrence measures may not thwart North Korea - but its neighbour is not backing down. 

  • Survival

    War and Peace After the Age of Liberal Globalisation

    30 January 2018.  The new era will be one of Sino-American bipolarity and disorder, a global system in which a premium should be put on carefulness in the execution of policy.

  • Events

    Transforming peace operations: new ideas for tackling protracted conflicts

    24 January 2018. 

    Wednesday 24 January, 12.30–1.45pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Lieutenant-General (Retd) Floriano Peixoto, Visiting Professor, King’s College London
    Chair:
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • 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.

  • Events

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2017

    08 December 2017. 

    8–10 December 2017
    The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

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