• Politics and Strategy

    Green and cheap: India’s renewable energy revolution

    30 January 2018.  India's renewable energy targets are ambitious but credible. For developing nations, green power must be cost-effective. 

  • Events

    Diversified development: making the most of natural resources

    19 January 2018. 

    Friday 19 January, 10.30–11.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Ivailo Izvorski, Practice Manager, Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management, World Bank
    Alia Moubayed, Director of Geo-economics and Strategy, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    Security implications of NAFTA’s disruption

    04 January 2018.  US President Donald Trump's ongoing threats to overhaul or repudiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have increased tensions with Mexico and engendered its distrust of the United States. As a result, robust security and defence cooperation in several areas, including drug enforcement and immigration, could diminish substantially.

  • Expert Commentary

    Iran comes face to face with its own contradictions

    03 January 2018.  Economic problems fuel recent protests in the Islamic Republic.

  • 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.

  • Events

    Threat multipliers: the changing energy landscape, climate change, and water stress

    04 December 2017. 

    Monday 4 December, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    General (Retd) Donald Hoffman, US Air Force; Member, CNA Military Advisory Board (MAB)
    Vice Admiral (Retd) Lee Gunn, US Navy; Vice Chairman, CNA MBA
    Rear Admiral (Retd) Neil Morisetti, British Royal Navy; Honorary Professor, University College London
    Julia McQuaid, Principal Research Scientist; Director, Program on Transnational Challenges, CNA
    Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, IISS

  • Events

    Local governance and peace in Colombia: challenges in conflict affected areas

    30 November 2017. 

    Thursday 30 November, 5.30–6.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Mariana Escobar, General Director of the Colombian Agency for Territorial Renewal (ART)
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Armed conflict in cities

    27 November 2017.  War is an increasingly urban phenomenon, a fact that brings new challenges for militaries, governments and humanitarian organisations.  

  • Events

    The African Peace and Security Architecture: a good investment in security or a distraction from more effective peacekeeping?

    21 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 21 November, 2–3pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Colonel (Retired) Sandy Wade OBE, former Defence Attaché and European Union Military Adviser
    James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance; Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS

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