• Strategic Comments

    South Africa after Zuma

    25 April 2018. 

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appears committed to purging the corruption of his predecessor Jacob Zuma, and to rebuilding governmental capacity and improving policy execution. But it will take more than a change in the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) to restore South Africa's standing as a model of African democracy and continental leadership.

  • Events

    Latin America’s elections amid crisis: instability and the search for change

    20 April 2018. 

    Friday 20 April, 12.30-1.45PM BST
    Arundel House, London
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, International Institute for Strategic Studies
    Ivan Briscoe, Director, Latin America and Caribbean; International Crisis Group
    Carla McRoberts, Managing Director, Veracity; Trustee, Canning House
    Michael Reid,‘Bello’ columnist, Senior Editor, Latin America, The Economist

  • IISS Voices

    Calculated destabilisation in the DRC

    18 April 2018.  Half-hearted interventions in the DRC crisis could heighten the government’s sense of vulnerability and intensify abuses. Delaying the democratic process might stand a better chance of improving conditions on the ground.

  • Events

    India's National Security Strategy: the Modi approach

    16 April 2018. 

    Monday 16 April, 1–2pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Nitin A. Gokhale, founder, Bharat Shakti
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    India and Pakistan search for stability as elections loom

    16 April 2018.  South Asia's nuclear powers must sidestep political turmoil if they hope to rescue a key bilateral relationship.

  • Events

    Lebanon: navigating crises, conferences and elections

    04 April 2018. 

    Wednesday 4 April, 4-5PM BST
    Arundel House, London
    Alia Moubayed 
    Director of Geo-economics and Strategy, IISS
    Emile Hokayem  
    Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    State of emergency ends, but the Maldives is still in crisis

    03 April 2018.  Turmoil in the Maldives has seen opposition figures arrested, detained and imprisoned. As the country's ties to China grow ever stronger, Commonwealth leaders have a chance to speak up for human rights and the rule of law.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Putin’s Russia and mine

    16 March 2018.  The Russian president is hoping for high turnout in Sunday’s election, to show the world the strength of his support. But during his time in office, the country has changed.

  • IISS Voices

    Salisbury response is the first big test for ‘Global Britain’

    16 March 2018.  Brexit should not stop the UK winning EU support after the Russian chemical attack. NATO backing is crucial too – and could take the form of cyber retaliation.

  • IISS Voices

    The Salisbury attack and relations with Russia after Putin’s re-election

    14 March 2018.  Last week’s chemical weapons attack demands a response from the West. Leaders could pursue symbolic gestures, or take steps that risk driving Russia’s elite even closer to Putin. But a new sanctions framework would offer a clear and legitimate pathway to better relations with Moscow.

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