• Events

    New York Discussion: the Role of Intelligence in Supporting Policy Making

    25 April 2017. 

    IISS–Americas New York Discussion Series
    Jami Miscik, former Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIA; CEO, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
    Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for the National Security Program, Third Way
    The Princeton Club of New York, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
    Tuesday 25 April 2017
    Reception 6–6.30pm
    Panel discussion and audience Q&A 6.30–7.30pm

  • Events

    China: Indispensable Antagonist?

    13 April 2017. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 Discussion Series
    Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
    Susan V. Lawrence, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service
    Michael Pillsbury, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 13 April 10–11.30am EST

  • IISS Voices

    Syria airstrikes: no sign US will escalate involvement

    07 April 2017.  President Trump has launched a dramatic attack on Shayrat airbase, but the American game plan for Syria is unclear. Emile Hokayem argues further airstrikes are unlikely to alter the military landscape, and could complicate the war on Islamic State.

  • Events

    Scotland and the UK outside the EU: bold, global and outward-looking

    06 April 2017. 

    Fullerton Lecture
    The Right Honourable David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, United Kingdom
    The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Thursday 6 April 2017, 12–1pm SGT

  • IISS Voices

    Transformational leaders set to meet at US–China summit

    05 April 2017.  North Korea and bilateral trade ties are among the subjects likely to dominate discussions between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump when they meet for the first time this week. Here, Alex Neill examines what the summit could mean for the world’s most important bilateral relationship.

  • Expert Commentary

    Russia and Iran's growing cooperation hints at a new Middle East

    27 March 2017.  The two countries favour different solutions to the Syria crisis. But this will not derail their relationship, argues IISS Research Fellow for Iran Clement Therme.

  • Strategic Comments

    US–Israel relations under Trump

    24 March 2017. 

    President Trump has backpedalled on his disruptive pre-inauguration support for expanding West Bank settlements, a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and tearing up the Iran nuclear agreement. Nevertheless, at least in the short term, Israel is likely to face less US resistance in pursuing aggressive policies than it did from the Obama administration, especially in regards to the Palestinians.

  • Survival

    Small States and Finlandisation in the Age of Trump

    20 March 2017.  In a multipolar world with weak institutions, and where the alternative can be chaos and war, Finlandisation is better than its reputation.

  • Survival

    The Emperor vs the Adults: Donald Trump and Wilhelm II

    20 March 2017.  The analogy between the US president and German emperor works because of similar institutional and international realities, and because personality matters.

  • Survival

    Was Libya’s Collapse Predictable?

    20 March 2017.  The debate over whether the Libyan intervention was justified should take as its starting point the imponderables facing decision-makers in March 2011.

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