• Events

    Truth Always Prevails: a life in business in today’s Pakistan

    14 September 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Sadruddin Hashwani, Chairman, Hashoo Group
    Christina Lamb, Foreign Correspondent, The Sunday Times
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 14 September, 5–6pm

  • Strategic Comments

    India and Pakistan’s evolving relationships with the Gulf

    08 September 2016. 

    The relationships of South Asian rivals India and Pakistan with Gulf countries are evolving and strengthening. India’s focus has shifted towards security and defence cooperation, though it does not seek a dominant or partisan role. Pakistan will continue to try to balance its relations with Gulf Arab states and those with Iran, while its most important bilateral relationship will continue to be with Saudi Arabia.

  • Strategic Comments

    Nigeria’s security under Buhari

    10 August 2016. 

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has made progress in containing the jihadist group Boko Haram in the northeast, but in other parts of the country he faces burgeoning security challenges. These include Niger Delta rebels attacking oil facilities, Biafran separatists confronting security forces, Muslim pastoralists fighting Christian farmers and Shia Muslim political agitation. Buhari will need to formulate and fund considered policies to stem the rise of each element and prevent some from converging with others.

  • IISS Voices

    Antônio Sampaio: Rio's real Olympic challenge

    04 August 2016.  As the Olympic Games kick off in Rio amid controversy and criticism, Antônio Sampaio argues that Rio's challenges started well before the torch was lit – and will continue unless urban decay is addressed.

  • Strategic Comments

    Mozambique and Zimbabwe: potentially converging paths

    06 July 2016. 

    Mozambique, long favoured by Western donors, to their disapproval has recently shown signs of corruption, instability and poor governance and looked to China for help that may not be forthcoming. Zimbabwe, long disfavoured by Western donors, is cooling to China's commercial and political involvement in its national affairs. Both southern African countries may eventually need to reinvigorate appeals for assistance from Western donors, which would come with relatively stringent governance and economic conditions.

  • IISS Voices

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: India’s FDI liberalisation

    29 June 2016.  In a move to create jobs and boost manufacturing, India's government is working to overhaul its restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI). However, despite the official rhetoric that 'India is now the most open economy in the world for FDI', foreign defence companies still face significant bureaucratic barriers to investment.

  • Events

    Post-Election Myanmar: Context, Opportunities and Challenges for Business

    22 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business; Former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Myanmar
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 22 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Strategic Comments

    Brazil’s political and economic crisis

    25 May 2016. 

    Brazilian Interim President Michel Temer will probably serve out impeached President Dilma Rousseff's term. He is compelled to deal urgently with Brazil's distressed economy and scandalous corruption. But his lack of an electoral mandate, unpopularity and initial obduracy in appointing an all-white, all-male cabinet – perceived negatively as 'business as usual' backroom politics – cast doubt on his ability to do so effectively.

  • Events

    The Aftermath of Impeachment in Brazil: Changes Amid Political Crisis and the Fight Against Corruption

    19 May 2016. 

    Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
    Thursday 19 May 2016, 2–3PM BST

  • Expert Commentary

    Foreign Policy: How Brazil’s Left Destroyed Itself

    13 May 2016.  By Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development After days of chaos in the upper ranks of Brazilian politics, the Senate in Brasilia has voted for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. This moment marks the final fall from grace not only of the president but also of her ruling Workers’ Party, which has run the country for 13 years. Not so long ago, many in Brazil saw the Left as...

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