• Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Ten: Responding to Intensifying Security Threats in the Sulu Zone

    02 June 2017. 

    The Security Predicament in the Southern Philippines; Kidnappings and Piracy; Transnational NSAG Networks and the Islamic State; Philippine Counter-Insurgency Operations; Regional Concerns Over Ungoverned Spaces; Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines Security Cooperation; Conclusion

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Islamist terror in Southeast Asia: the battle for Marawi

    02 June 2017.  Attempts to snatch a self-declared ISIS leader have descended into a battle for control of the Philippine city of Marawi. How strong is the militant presence in the region – and what are those militants’ ties to the global Jihadist movement?

  • Strategic Comments

    The Manchester terrorist bombing

    31 May 2017. 

    The 22 May jihadist bombing in Manchester followed a grimly familiar pattern: an individual with Middle Eastern roots but born in his Western host country – radicalised in a 'field of jihad' and by local events – chose a 'soft' target and took mass casualties. The best way forward, albeit unspectacular, is to extract operational lessons, resist militarising homeland security, and incrementally improve and refine the law enforcement and intelligence approach to counter-terrorism.

  • Events

    The rise of jihad in the West: discussion with Professor Gilles Kepel

    24 May 2017. 

    Discussion meeting
    Gilles Kepel, Professor of Political Science, École Normale Superieure
    Chaired by Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 24 May, 12-1pm BST

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part III: The Islamic State’s Shifting Narrative

    09 May 2017. 

    As its territorial losses continued, ISIS replaced its narrative of tamkin with an emphasis on the centrality of Islamic beliefs, attempting to boost the morale of its fighters in Mosul, Raqqa and other areas of strategic importance.

  • Events

    Forward thinking on transnational threats

    05 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Michael Miklaucic, Director of Research, Information and Publications, Center for Complex Operations, US National Defense University
    Mark Shaw, Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
    Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
    Hilary Matfess, Research Analyst and Senior Programme Officer, Center For Democracy and Development, Abuja
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 5 April 2017, 12.30–2pm BST

  • Events

    Managing the Power Within: China's Central State Security Commission

    04 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Samantha Hoffman, Research Consultant at IISS Future Conflict and Cyber Security and Defence and Military Analysis programmes
    Peter Mattis, Fellow, Jamestown Foundation China Programme
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 4 April 2017, 10–11am BST

  • Survival

    The Logic of American Strategy in the Middle East

    20 March 2017.  The Department of Defense remains engaged in the Middle East because doing so serves both America’s interests and those of its regional allies and partners.

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    20 March 2017.  War, Conflict and the Military H.R. McMaster
    Middle East Ray Takeyh
    Politics and International Relations Gilles Andréani
    United States David C. Unger

  • Events

    Whither Turkey? Constitutional Change and Growing External Pressures

    22 February 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Gareth Jenkins, IISS Consulting Member and Freelance Analyst
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 22 February 2017, 11am–12pm GMT

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