• IISS Voices

    An explosive mix in southern Libya

    08 May 2017.  The next phase of the conflict in Libya is likely to be in the south of the country, given the proliferation of armed groups along the border and the ongoing offensive by the Libyan National Army.

  • Events

    Downstream Oil Theft Report Launch

    21 March 2017. 

    Report launch
    Richard L. Morningstar, Founding director and chariman of the Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
    Dr Ian Ralby, Nonresident senior fellow, Atlantic Council
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 21 March 2017, 12.30–1.30pm GMT

  • Politics and Strategy

    The Power of Siberia natural-gas project: commercial or political?

    30 January 2017.  For Russia, the Power of Siberia gas deal with China is a long-term investment aimed at securing geopolitical returns

  • Manama Voices

    Defence spending in the Middle East and the price of oil

    09 December 2016.  Estimated defence spending in the Middle East and North Africa increased dramatically in the years following the Arab Spring. But, as Lucie Béraud-Sudreau explains, the sharp drop in oil prices from 2014 onwards is placing new economic and fiscal constraints on oil-exporter states, and forcing them to re-examine their spending priorities.

  • 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.

  • Survival

    The New Oil Regime

    12 September 2016. 

    The oil-price collapse that began in June 2014 was not just a correction typical of commodity markets. It will be seen retrospectively as the start of a new era.

  • 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.

  • Survival

    Creating a Sino-US Energy Relationship

    11 July 2016. 

    America’s emergence as a producer of liquid hydrocarbons suggests an opportunity to sell energy to China, help reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions and lend stability to this most critical relationship.

  • Events

    South Asia’s emerging economic and security relations with Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and Iran: prospects and challenges

    28 June 2016. 

    Corporate Breakfast
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS
    Philip Barton, Consulting Senior Fellow, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 28 June 2016, 8–9AM BST

  • Strategic Comments

    Iraq’s political turmoil

    03 June 2016. 

    Motivated by the government's patronage and corruption, massive political protests in Iraq have mobilised the majority Shia population and weakened Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. He is caught between an intensely disgruntled population and an equally stubborn ruling elite. In a heavily armed population with a recent history of civil war, there is a salient risk that popular demands will be pursued through violence.

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