• Events

    The strategic implications of China's economic statecraft

    09 May 2018. 

    Wednesday 9 May, 10–11am EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Charles Boustany, Counselor and Chair, Center for Innovation, Trade, and Strategy, National Bureau of Asian Research
    Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Strategic Comments

    Thailand’s political direction

    19 April 2018. 

    During the current decade, domestic political crisis and the death of its much-beloved king have rendered Thailand introverted. There may now be scope for a return to consensus-based political stability that would allow Thailand to better balance its relations with major powers and resume a more assertive regional role.

  • Expert Commentary

    India’s new political interest in the Commonwealth

    17 April 2018.  India has clear opportunities to enhance its global role and maximise its bilateral relations within the Commonwealth. Rahul Roy-Chaudhury assesses five reasons for India’s new political interest in the organisation.

  • Events

    International wildlife trafficking: implications and responses

    13 April 2018. 

    Friday 13 April, 12-1.30PM BST
    Arundel House, London
    Chair:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Speakers:
    Julian Newman, Campaigns Director, Environmental Investigation Agency
    Dr Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Foreign Policy program, Brookings
    Dr David L. Roberts, Reader in Biodiversity Conservation, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent
    Catherine Arnold, Head of Illegal Wildlife Trade Unit, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Events

    The changing geopolitics of the Gulf

    12 April 2018. 

    Thursday 12 April, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Chair:
    Nick Redman, Director of Editorial, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Mega dam on the Nile shifts regional dynamics

    05 April 2018.  Leaders in Addis Ababa hope the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam can transform the country's fortunes. But the project has caused alarm downriver.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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