• Strategic Survey

    Chapter 10: Latin America

    06 September 2017. 

    Although several Latin American states have made significant gains in equality, political inclusiveness and sustainable development, the list of pending challenges on the economic-development and governance agenda remains long.

  • IISS Voices

    An end to more than 50 years of civil war(s) in Colombia

    10 July 2017.  Following the successful disarmament of the FARC, the UN Security Council unanimously voted, on 10th July, to establish a second mission in Colombia to monitor the political, economic and social reintegration of former combatants. In a country where the majority of the population has never experienced peace, there are concerns that FARC fighters may go on to join the forces of criminal gangs.

  • IISS Voices

    Is Mexico really in a state of conflict?

    12 May 2017.  During our work monitoring the world’s armed conflicts, we look at a number of criteria to discern whether a country is in conflict, rather than suffering from high levels of violent criminality. A conflict’s duration and tempo, as well as the threat it poses to the state, are key factors, explains Anastasia Voronkova.

  • IISS Voices

    Trust in the crypto-drug markets

    05 May 2017.  The unintended consequences of aggressive drug control interventions have made the use and trade of illegal substances more resilient, both offline and via the darknet. However, the emerging field of research into crypto-drug markets may be able to provide remedial action.

  • Events

    India’s maritime security in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific

    19 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Satu Limaye, Director, East West Center in Washington
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 19 April 2017, 11am–12pm BST

  • 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
    Thursday 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
    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.

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