• Events

    Narcotics in Afghanistan: a multidimensional challenge

    06 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    His Excellency Dr Ahmad Jan Naeem, Deputy Minister of Public Health, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
    His Excellency Jaweed Qaem, Deputy Minister of Counter-Narcotics (Policy and Coordination), Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 6 April 2017, 10.30am–12pm BST

  • Events

    Forward thinking on transnational threats

    05 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Michael Miklaucic, Director of Research, Information and Publications, Center for Complex Operations, US National Defense University
    Mark Shaw, Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
    Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
    Karl Lallerstedt, Programme Director, Illicit Trade, Financial and Economic Crime, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime; Founder, Black Market Watch
    Hilary Matfess, Research Analyst and Senior Programme Officer, Center For Democracy and Development, Abuja
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 5 April 2017, 12.30–2pm BST

  • Events

    New Research Stream: Security in the Urban Century

    01 March 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 5–6.30pm GMT

  • Strategic Comments

    Colombia: what comes next?

    08 February 2017. 

    The revised peace agreement in Colombia, though still controversial, is salutary. But to implement the agreement effectively, the government will have to follow through on its reintegration obligations to former FARC members and re-establish a presence in rural areas that brings security and stability. This will be an arduous process.

  • Strategic Comments

    Bolivia: Morales’s growing unpopularity

    16 November 2016. 

    There appears to be growing eagerness both in Bolivia and abroad for Bolivian President Evo Morales to step down. But after losing a February 2016 referendum that would have allowed him to run for a fourth term, he has vowed to reverse this result so he can continue to serve as head of state. Turbulence in Bolivia seems likely in the medium term.

  • Events

    The Strategic Logic of Organised Crime

    14 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr James Cockayne, Head of the UN University Office, UN
    Bianca Jinga, Governance Advisor, DFID
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 14 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Survival

    Latin America’s Invisible War

    12 September 2016. 

    Ioan Grillo’s Gangster Warlords and Aldo Civico’s The Para-State draw deserved attention to the violence of Latin America’s drug war.

  • Events

    Transitioning from Colombia’s Long War

    27 July 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    HE Néstor Osorio Londoño, Colombia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    Dr Samir Puri, Lecturer, King's College London; author of upcoming Adelphi book Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Gwen Burnyeat, Wolfson Scholar, PhD Student, University College London
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 27 July 2016, 12–1.30PM BST

  • Strategic Comments

    Colombia: the fraught end of a long war

    29 June 2016. 

    The ceasefire announced last week between the Colombian government and the FARC, ending 50 years of destructive war, will be followed soon by a final accord and a plebiscite, which is likely to ratify the accord. While these developments are welcome, the Colombian people remain resentful of the FARC's legitimisation and sceptical about the accord's sustainability. Implementation will be a stiff and ongoing challenge.

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio: Armed actors and illegal economies threaten Colombia’s prospects of lasting peace

    12 February 2016.  As negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC near their final stages, significant obstacles to peace remain, not least the strength of criminal organisations in territories where illegal drug and mining trades are thriving.

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