• IISS Voices

    The Gambia: Operation Restore Democracy

    27 January 2017.  Last week the Gambian people saw their first democratic transfer of power. However, neighbouring states had to threaten force to secure it. Virginia Comolli makes sense of what went wrong for former president Yahya Jammeh.

  • Strategic Comments

    Trump and the US intelligence community

    25 January 2017. 

    President Trump has publicly denigrated the value of the United States' intelligence community (IC), imperilling the morale and retention of intelligence officers. Unless he establishes a better working relationship with the IC, the White House not only risks hollowing out the IC but could also wind up politicising the intelligence process and misusing intelligence products.

  • Survival

    The Businessman President

    25 January 2017.  An understanding of Donald Trump’s presidency must begin with his uniqueness in a domain that has been alluded to since his election, but little understood.

  • Survival


    25 January 2017.  In the February–March 2017 issue, Olga Oliker considers the relationship between Putinism and the rise of illiberal regimes around the world; Samuel Charap, John Drennan and Pierre Noël analyse the bilateral relationship between China and Russia; Nelly Lahoud asks whether the Islamic State is preparing to recruit female soldiers; Aaron Brantly discusses the ways in which jihadists approach digital security and technological innovation; Michael Fischerkeller proposes a framework for incorporating...

  • Survival

    Trump and the Asia-Pacific: Managing Contradictions

    25 January 2017.  The election of Donald Trump leads the United States and the states of the Asia-Pacific into uncharted territory.

  • Expert Commentary

    The US Election and the Ukraine Connection

    25 January 2017.  The Ukraine conflict might explain Russian intervention in the US presidential race. Samuel Charap and Timothy J. Colton call for compromise and dialogue.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Trump's truths

    25 January 2017.  President Trump used his first few days in office to double down on disproven statements and declare war on the media. Mark Fitzpatrick argues that if this is the beginning of a tenure of untruths, responsible and fair criticism from the press is needed more than ever.

  • IISS Voices

    Spies, lies and the US president-elect

    16 January 2017.  A blizzard of angry Tweets has laid bare the rift between Donald Trump and the United States intelligence community. But the saga does not suggest a Russian mastery of information warfare, argues Nigel Inkster. When the going gets tough, Trump will still look to his intelligence community for answers – even if his instincts are to disparage it.

  • Events

    Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

    12 January 2017. 

    IISS–Americas Adelphi Book Launch
    Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
    Timothy J. Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 12 January 2017, 9–10am EST

  • Strategic Comments

    Trump’s fraught national-security transition

    14 December 2016. 

    President-elect Donald Trump's enthusiasm for consequential policy decisions during the transition suggests that he has a greater taste for the hands-on formulation and execution of foreign policy than is commonly appreciated. Given his dubious choices of Mike Flynn as national security adviser and Rex W. Tillerson as secretary of state, and the military skew of his selections overall, this disposition intensifies worries about the path of US foreign and security policy.

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