• Events

    Egypt after the election: enduring challenges

    05 March 2018. 

    Monday 5 March, 10.30am–12pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Michael Wahid Hanna, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law
    Alia Moubayed, Director of Geo-economics and Strategy, IISS
    Chair:
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Assessing South Africa’s ‘Ramaphosa moment’

    20 February 2018.  South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has signalled his determination to restore the country’s democratic credentials and to combat endemic corruption, but is he capable of such a formidable undertaking? His country faces a formidable set of challenges, both at home and abroad, explains James Hamill.

  • Expert Commentary

    There's no quick fix for Rio's violence

    19 February 2018.  Reform of its security institutions and urban infrastructure remains the best bet for tackling escalating violence in Rio, not military intervention.

  • Adelphi Books

    Africa’s Lost Leader: South Africa’s continental role since apartheid

    25 January 2018.  Africa’s Lost Leader: South Africa’s Continental Role Since Apartheid is a new Adelphi book written by James Hamill, which challenges South Africa’s perceived status as the dominant power in Africa. His timely study explores the country’s complex and difficult relationship with the rest of the continent in the post-apartheid era, and traces the evolution and trajectory of South African policy in Africa.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Trump’s first year and the problem of appeasement

    19 January 2018.  Should Trump be appeased? Dana Allin reflects on the president’s first year in office.

  • Strategic Comments

    Security implications of NAFTA’s disruption

    04 January 2018.  US President Donald Trump's ongoing threats to overhaul or repudiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have increased tensions with Mexico and engendered its distrust of the United States. As a result, robust security and defence cooperation in several areas, including drug enforcement and immigration, could diminish substantially.

  • Events

    Russia after the presidential election: challenges & opportunities for Europe

    13 December 2017. 

    Wednesday 13 December, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Samuel Greene, Associate Fellow, IISS
    Chair:
    Dr Nicholas Redman, Director of Editorial, IISS

  • Events

    Government and legitimacy in endemic crisis: experiences with authority in Somalia

    23 November 2017. 

    Thursday 23 November, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Jutta Bakonyi, Associate Professor in Development and Conflict, University of Durham
    Chair:
    Dr Anastasia Voronkova, Research Fellow for Armed Conflict, IISS

  • Survival

    From the End of History to the Retreat of Liberalism

    20 November 2017.  In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Edward Luce explores the fundamental tensions at the heart of liberal democracy.

  • Strategic Comments

    Spain’s Catalan separatist crisis

    16 November 2017. 

    Catalonia's 1 October referendum on independence precipitated a major political crisis in Spain and prompted Madrid to assume direct rule of Catalonia pending regional elections scheduled for 21 December. There appears to be a realistic possibility that Catalan voters will opt for a less disruptive push for enhanced autonomy within Spain. But if they re-assert independence, the cycle witnessed over the past several months could repeat and produce deeper crisis.

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