• Survival


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

  • Events

    MENA economies: Positioning for a new world (dis)order

    16 September 2017. 

    16–17 September
    Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Manama
    Select speakers:
    Mr Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister, Sweden; Member of the Council, IISS
    HE Mr Amr Al-Garhy, Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt
    Dr Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President, Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    HE Mr Khalid Al-Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board

  • IISS Voices

    Japan’s demographic disaster: looming crisis threatens US power and Asia-Pacific regional stability

    04 August 2017.  Japan is on course to lose as much as 30% of its population in the coming decades, putting the country at risk of insolvency and potentially ending its role as a pillar of regional stability. The crisis threatens not only Japan’s national security, but the entire US position in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 11: North America

    27 September 2016. 

    Even if Donald Trump falls short in the November 2016 US presidential elections, damage has already been done through the normalisation of illiberal discourse.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Eleven: The Migration–Security Nexus in the Asia-Pacific

    03 June 2016. 

    Migration and border security; ISIS recruits from the Asia-Pacific; Uighur militants in China and Thailand; Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders; North Korean defectors and spies; Crime and violence by migrants; Migration and human security; Trafficked refugees and IDPs from Myanmar; Inadequate living conditions in Australia’s offshore detention centres; Dynamics of North Korean refugees in China and Southeast Asia; Trafficked brides, domestic workers and fishermen; Unauthorised economic migrants; The need for a more effective international protection regime; Conclusion

  • Events

    ASEAN 2025: From Vision to Reality – Opportunities and Challenges

    09 May 2016. 

    IISS Fullerton Lecture
    HE Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 9 May 2016, 10–11am SGT

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part IV: The Shifting Roles of Female Combatants

    05 May 2016. 

    Throughout 2015, the international media paid great attention to female combatants of all kinds: glamourised Kurdish fighters; those taking up arms for the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), including suicide bombers and the group’s all-female brigade, al-Khansaa; and Hayat Boumedienne and Hasna Ait Boulahcen, who worked alongside male jihadists in France in January and November respectively.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part III: Measuring the Threat from Foreign Fighters

    05 May 2016. 

    On 13 November 2015, teams of attackers linked to jihadist group the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) killed 130 people in Paris. Several of the attackers, including the mastermind, had fought in Syria, and their operation appeared to realise the fears of counter-terrorism officials in the United States and Europe: that the Syrian war would prove an incubator of terrorism on the scale of pre-9/11 Afghanistan. Yet not every war in the Muslim world that draws Western recruits produces international terrorism when these foreign fighters return home. Indeed, some, such as the conflicts in Somalia and Mali, have led to little terrorism ‘bleedout’.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 6: A New Economic Model for North Africa

    17 November 2015. 

    Several of the uprisings in North Africa produced political changes but have yet to foster the kind of economic conditions demonstrators demanded when they took to the streets in late 2010 and 2011.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 3: Power and Authority in Morocco

    17 November 2015. 

    Although Mohammed VI’s response to popular uprisings in 2011 has mostly succeeded, it has revived a persistent question of whether gradual, palace-driven reforms from above can produce tangible institutional change in how power is shared and exercised.

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