• 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.

  • Events

    Beyond the Doklam confrontation: challenges and prospects for Sino–Indian relations

    13 November 2017. 

    Monday 13 November, 1–2pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Swaran Singh, Professor for Diplomacy and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Chair:
    Antoine Levesques, Research Associate for South Asia, IISS

  • Events

    Singapore International Energy Week: India’s energy strategy

    26 October 2017. 

    Thursday 26 October, 9.30am–12pm SGT
    Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
    Speakers:
    Pierre Noel, Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS
    Ashwin Gambhir, Senior Research Associate, Prayas Energy Group
    Dipesh Dipu, Founder and Partner, Jenissi Consulting
    Neeti Tandon, Asia Advisor, Gas Policy & Market Development, Shell
    Chair:
    Pierre Noel, Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS

  • Events

    The strategic impact of the Belt and Road Initiative

    24 October 2017. 

    Tuesday 24 October, 3–5pm SGT
    IISS–Asia, Singapore
    Speaker:
    Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security, IISS–Asia
    Chair:
    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part III: Urbanisation, Violence and City-Led Policymaking

    18 September 2017. 

    Amid exponential growth in the number of people living in cities in low-income or fragile states, gaps in infrastructure, public services and security capacity present opportunities to non-state armed groups.

  • Events

    MENA economies: Positioning for a new world (dis)order

    16 September 2017. 

    16–17 September
    Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Manama
    Select speakers:
    Mr Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister, Sweden; Member of the Council, IISS
    HE Mr Amr Al-Garhy, Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt
    Dr Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President, Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    HE Mr Khalid Al-Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part I: Future of the World Trade Organisation

    06 September 2017. 

    Although the WTO confronts a series of long-standing, systemic challenges – not least those involving the Chinese economy – the organisation’s rules, disciplines and dispute-settlement procedures seem more necessary than ever.

  • Expert Commentary

    Forget its ousted politicians. Here’s the real cost of Brazil’s corruption

    24 August 2017.  The daily political dramas unfolding from sweeping anti-corruption probes in Brazil shouldn't obscure the damage corruption causes to the country’s long struggle against poverty and inequality, Antonio Sampaio points out.

  • Strategic Comments

    The unwinding of South Africa’s foreign policy

    23 August 2017. 

    South African President Jacob Zuma's corrupt personalisation of foreign policy, systematic government mismanagement and rising xenophobia are marginalising South Africa in continental and international affairs. Restoring South Africa to its leadership standing will be a major priority for his successor and the next government.

  • IISS Voices

    Qatar dispute exposes regional food-security failures

    21 August 2017.  Recent acts of solidarity by Turkey and Iran to help Qatar feed its population are important reminders of just how dependent regional states are on food imports. As Sara Fouad Almohamadi explains, the current Gulf dispute has exposed the shortcomings of national food-security policies.

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