• Events

    The impact of modern armed conflict on children

    09 March 2018. 

    Friday 9 March, 10–11am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children
    Dr Anastasia Voronkova, Editor, Armed Conflict Survey; Research Fellow for Armed Conflict, IISS
    Chair:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS

  • 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

  • Events

    Pakistan’s vision for the future

    13 February 2018. 

    Tuesday 13 February, 9.30–10.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    HE Dr Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Interior; Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Pakistan
    Chair:
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, 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.

  • Strategic Comments

    Angola’s uncertain transition

    08 December 2017. 

    An improbably smooth transition in Angola appears to be taking shape under President João Lourenço, inaugurated on 26 September. But he faces major challenges in diversifying Angola's plummeting economy so as to make it less dependent on oil, and in rehabilitating its international reputation, which has been damaged by longstanding corruption. Much depends on whether he can exploit his non-partisan instincts and common touch to become a charismatic leader with a long-term vision.

  • 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.

  • Events

    Refugees and fragile states: innovative policy responses

    20 October 2017. 

    Friday 20 October, 12–1pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
    Chair:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS

  • Events

    City-led policies and terrorism: building security and resilience through urban interventions

    19 October 2017. 

    Thursday 19 October, 8.30–9.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part III: Urbanisation, Violence and City-Led Policymaking

    18 September 2017. 

    Amid exponential growth in the number of people living in cities in low-income or fragile states, gaps in infrastructure, public services and security capacity present opportunities to non-state armed groups.

  • Survival

    Charlottesville

    18 September 2017.  Race is the distinctive problem of American history.

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