• Events

    The impact of corruption on international security and stability

    09 November 2017. 

    Thursday 9 November, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Ben Fender, Head, Security Policy Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
    Katherine Dixon, Director, Transparency International Defence and Security
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • Events

    Does conflict threaten Myanmar's political transition?

    07 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 7 November, 10.30–11.30am EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Priscilla A. Clapp, Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace
    Maxwell J. Hamilton, Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Yun Sun, Senior Associate, Stimson Center
    Leigh Morris Sloane, Managing Director, IISS–Americas

  • Strategic Comments

    Peace in Colombia and the ELN

    02 November 2017. 

    The ceasefire announced between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), coming as the prior peace agreement with the much larger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is being implemented, has attracted both hope and scepticism. While a viable peace agreement with the ELN would put Colombia on a path to comprehensive peace, shepherding two major agreements would tax Bogotá’s capacity and the ELN has a history of reneging on commitments to non-violence.

  • Events

    The evolution of autocracy

    01 November 2017. 

    Wednesday 1 November 12.30–1.30pm EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Dr Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia, National Intelligence Council
    Matthew Harries, Managing Editor, Survival; Research Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    The Rohingya crisis

    26 October 2017. 

    The mass exodus of some 600,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh, triggered by the Myanmar government's repressive policies, has produced a severe humanitarian crisis and geopolitical disruption in the region. While the international community is responding fitfully to both developments, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's reputation as a liberal reformer has been tainted and Myanmar's international rehabilitation limited.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Deja Vu in Kenya?

    26 October 2017.  A decade after deadly election violence swept Kenya, another presidential vote has brought fresh unrest. Jonathan Stevenson says an improved voting process would ease the country's underlying ethnic and political tensions.

  • IISS Voices

    Loss of Kirkuk undermines Kurdish independence claims

    26 October 2017.  Withdrawal has weakened the standing of the Kurdistan Regional Government - and President Masoud Barzani.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Macron’s European vision

    09 October 2017.  Fabrice Pothier interprets French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent speech as heralding a bold and ambitious – if not essentially new – strategy for French leadership in the European Union.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Catalonia: identity politics and political mobilisation

    02 October 2017.  Erik Jones explores the damage done to Spanish democracy by the conflict over voting for Catalonian independence.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part II: Electoral Disruption and the Liberal Order

    18 September 2017. 

    The combination of a basic ideological device with types of far-right and nativist political movements should be considered a long-term threat to the Western political order – for it is exclusionary, anti-pluralist and, partly as a result, hostile to the European project.

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