• 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

  • IISS Voices

    Assessing South Africa’s ‘Ramaphosa moment’

    20 February 2018.  South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has signalled his determination to restore the country’s democratic credentials and to combat endemic corruption, but is he capable of such a formidable undertaking? His country faces a formidable set of challenges, both at home and abroad, explains James Hamill.

  • IISS Voices

    China's advance in Nepal

    02 February 2018.  Beijing aims to take advantage of Indian blunders and boost its influence in Nepal. After a historic election victory, Nepal's new leader must balance his country's relationship with its two mighty neighbours.

  • Strategic Comments

    Trump’s Jerusalem move

    31 January 2018. 

    The Trump administration's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognise that city as Israel's capital appears to be strongly influenced by US domestic political considerations. Though welcomed by the Israeli right, the move has attracted widespread regional and international condemnation and outraged the Palestinian leadership. It is unlikely to lead to promising Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on the final status of the Palestinian territories, and could significantly degrade security in the region.

  • IISS Voices

    Could Ukraine’s ‘reintegration bill’ break Donbas deadlock?

    24 January 2018.  Russia says the bill amounts to preparation for war. But it might clear a path for meaningful negotiations.

  • IISS Voices

    High-level corruption fuels Honduras election crisis

    14 December 2017.  The public despair driving recent protests stems, in part, from the enormous power of organised crime groups.

  • Events

    Russia after the presidential election: challenges & opportunities for Europe

    13 December 2017. 

    Wednesday 13 December, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Samuel Greene, Associate Fellow, IISS
    Chair:
    Dr Nicholas Redman, Director of Editorial, IISS

  • 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.

  • IISS Voices

    No German post-election crisis – but a set back for Europe

    01 December 2017.  This year's vote was always going to be difficult for Angela Merkel and Germany. The disruption it has has brought is felt across the continent.

  • Survival

    Catalonia and the Problem of Identity Politics

    20 November 2017.  Leaders can harvest great rewards by appealing to narrow identities, but only at the expense of long-term stability.

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