• Events

    Transatlantic traumas: has illiberalism brought the West to the brink of collapse?

    22 March 2018. 

    Monday 16 April, 12.30-1.30PM BST
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, IISS
    Professor Stanley R. Sloan, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

  • Survival

    Democracies Don’t Die, They Are Killed

    20 March 2018.  How Democracies Die offers one of the best accounts available of the crimes against democracy in America. But its prescriptions for redress are underwhelming.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Putin’s Russia and mine

    16 March 2018.  The Russian president is hoping for high turnout in Sunday’s election, to show the world the strength of his support. But during his time in office, the country has changed.

  • Events

    Crisis in the Maldives: impact on Indian Ocean security

    12 March 2018. 

    Monday 12 March, 3–4pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, former vice president of the Maldives
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS

  • Events

    Egypt after the election: enduring challenges

    05 March 2018. 

    Monday 5 March, 10.30am–12pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    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
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    Zimbabwe after Mugabe

    01 March 2018. 

    Most Western and African leaders – as well as most Zimbabweans – believed it was high time for Robert Mugabe to go when he relinquished the presidency of Zimbabwe last November. But his legacy of authoritarian misrule will be difficult to expunge. Like Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, his successor and long-standing political ally, appears determined to utilise the army to ensure the victory of the ruling Zimbabwean African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) party in elections scheduled for August 2018.

  • IISS Voices

    Tensions escalate in Ethiopia

    27 February 2018.  The Ethiopian government's harsh authoritarian measures have exacerbated civil unrest. The ruling party would do well to engage with the country’s marginalised ethnic groups to defuse tensions on the ground.

  • 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.

  • Expert Commentary

    Protecting the electoral process and its institutions

    31 January 2018.  'Democratic institutions and processes need to be protected as much if not more than any other financial or economic transaction’, argues Sean Kanuck, as he explores ways to protect electoral processes and institutions from cyber attack in a thought piece for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.

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