• Strategic Comments

    Conflict and impasse in South Sudan

    03 May 2017. 

    President Salva Kiir and exiled first vice president Riek Machar, the two key political figures in South Sudan, remain at odds, and there is little sign of a political solution to the country's three-year-old civil war. There is some hope that the African Union will energise efforts to enforce the 2015 peace agreement and promote political dialogue. 

  • Expert Commentary

    Before and after urban warfare: Conflict prevention and transitions in cities

    18 April 2017.  Civilian and military authorities hoping to tackle violence in cities must adapt to the unique nature of the urban space, argues IISS analyst Antonio Sampaio.

  • IISS Voices

    Security in the urban century - a new research stream at IISS

    23 March 2017.  As the world's urban population booms, cities in the Global South face unique challenges.

  • Strategic Comments

    Somalia’s ever-arduous transition

    06 March 2017. 

    The 8 February 2017 presidential election in Somalia afforded Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (also known as Farmajo) an exceptionally strong mandate to fight corruption and governmental dysfunction, and to forge elusive state viability. But it is essential for him to ensure that Somali national forces are capable of maintaining Somalia’s security against the still-formidable jihadist group al-Shabaab before the UN-mandated African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) departs.

  • Events

    India's Foreign Policy: A Mid-Term Review

    24 February 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Manish Tewari, Official Spokesperson, Congress (I) Party, Former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, India
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 24 February 2017, 3–4pm GMT

  • Events

    Bangladesh: Economy, Investment Climate and Future Prospects

    13 February 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Abul Maal A Muhith, Minister of Finance, People's Republic of Bangladesh
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 13 February 2017, 11am–12pm GMT

  • Events

    The Value of the Commonwealth

    04 November 2016. 

    Fullerton Lecture
    The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of The Commonwealth of Nations
    The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 4 November 2016, 12.15–1.05PM SGT

  • IISS Voices

    Pakistan–China: strategic partnership means business

    21 October 2016.  Despite the challenges, China is determined to give Pakistan a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform its economy and their relationship. Here, Antoine Levesques examines their efforts to broaden an ambitious strategic partnership.

  • Events

    Adelphi Book Launch: Business and Conflict in Fragile States

    16 September 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Dr Brian Ganson, Head of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement, University of Stellenbosch Business School
    Dr Achim Wennmann, Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 16 September 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part I: The COP-21 Agreement and the Future of Climate-Change Policy

    14 September 2016. 

    The Paris climate agreement will achieve little by itself; its effectiveness will be defined by the evolution of energy economics and technology.

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