• 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.

  • Events

    Strategic Nuclear Issues in East Asia: Security, Energy and Fuel Cycle Choices

    26 April 2016. 

    IISS-CIIS Workshop
    26 April 2016

  • Events

    The Global Goals – A Roadmap to a Sustainable, Fair and More Peaceful Future

    13 April 2016. 

    IISS Fullerton Lecture
    Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Wednesday 13 April 2016, 5–6pm SGT

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s energy policy: new technology and civil nuclear expansion

    08 March 2016. 

    Having generated most of its electricity from coal-fired plants, China is aggressively seeking to reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions and move towards energy self-sufficiency. It may in fact be on a trajectory to become a major player in a global nuclear-power market traditionally dominated by the West.

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio: Rousseff and Lula da Silva are drawn into Brazil's corruption probe

    08 March 2016.  Explosive allegations implicating President Dilma Rousseff in the Petrobras corruption scheme have rocked Brazil. Rousseff, the head of Petrobras’s administrative council for seven years, denies knowing about the scheme.

  • Events

    The Security of Oil Trade: A Regional Geo-economics Perspective

    03 February 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive, nogaholding
    Dr Jarmo Kotilaine, Chief Economist, Bahrain Economic Development Board
    Dr Pierre Noël, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS
    Dr Omar Al-Ubaydli, Program Director for International and Geo-Political Studies, Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies
    IISS–Middle East, Manama
    Wednesday 3 February 2016, 17.00-18.00pm AST

  • Events

    The Security of Seaborne Oil & Gas Trade: An Economic Approach

    27 January 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Pierre Noël, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 27 January 2016, 6.30-7.30pm

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    CBRN: Lessons Learned from Fukushima, Ebola and Syria

    12 November 2015. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2015 Special Session 9
    Chair: Bruno Dupre, Policy Coordinator, CBRN Threat Reduction Programmes, EEAS
    Tatsujiro Suzuki, Director and Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University
    Maurizio Barbeschi, Team Leader, Health and Security Interface, World Health Organisation
    Martin Scott-Tabi, National Focal Point for EU on CBRN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liberia

  • Manama Voices

    Sanjaya Baru: Regional Security and Business Opportunity in the Middle East

    11 November 2015.  From Manama Dialogue to Bahrain Bay Forum 

  • Manama Voices

    Pierre Noel: The future of the oil market

    01 November 2015.  The global oil market, a major source of revenue for Saudi Arabia and many of its regional partners, has lost 60% of its value since mid-2014. This shift reflects the early stages of a global reduction in demand for hydrocarbons that will only intensify in the coming years. As Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security Pierre Noel explains, the speed of technological change in the field of...

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