• Events

    Lebanon: navigating crises, conferences and elections

    04 April 2018. 

    Wednesday 4 April, 4-5PM BST
    Arundel House, London
    Alia Moubayed 
    Director of Geo-economics and Strategy, IISS
    Emile Hokayem  
    Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS

  • Expert Commentary

    What McMaster leaves behind

    23 March 2018.  The why of General McMaster’s departure is obvious, if not rational, writes Jonathan Stevenson. The bigger question is, what next?

  • Politics and Strategy

    Putin’s Russia and mine

    16 March 2018.  The Russian president is hoping for high turnout in Sunday’s election, to show the world the strength of his support. But during his time in office, the country has changed.

  • Strategic Comments

    Merkel 4.0: not so different after all

    14 March 2018. 

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will lead a new coalition government that has diluted her power and produced low expectations, amid considerable domestic uncertainty and foreign policy challenges. But Merkel’s instincts for caution, control and compromise will likely continue to make Germany a crucial stabilising force in Europe and a key player in determining the future of the European Union.

  • Events

    Crisis in the Maldives: impact on Indian Ocean security

    12 March 2018. 

    Monday 12 March, 3–4pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, former vice president of the Maldives
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS

  • Events

    The impact of modern armed conflict on children

    09 March 2018. 

    Friday 9 March, 10–11am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children
    Dr Anastasia Voronkova, Editor, Armed Conflict Survey; Research Fellow for Armed Conflict, IISS
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Women soldiers – another milestone for Saudi Arabia

    06 March 2018.  The latest in a series of government reforms will allow women to serve as soldiers in Saudi Arabia’s internal security forces for the first time. Can such moves inspire a nationwide change in gender perceptions? Talal Alfayez and Sara Almohamadi explore the shifting dynamics of a predominantly conservative society.

  • Events

    Egypt after the election: enduring challenges

    05 March 2018. 

    Monday 5 March, 10.30am–12pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Michael Wahid Hanna, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law
    Alia Moubayed, Director of Geo-economics and Strategy, IISS
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    Zimbabwe after Mugabe

    01 March 2018. 

    Most Western and African leaders – as well as most Zimbabweans – believed it was high time for Robert Mugabe to go when he relinquished the presidency of Zimbabwe last November. But his legacy of authoritarian misrule will be difficult to expunge. Like Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, his successor and long-standing political ally, appears determined to utilise the army to ensure the victory of the ruling Zimbabwean African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) party in elections scheduled for August 2018.

  • IISS Voices

    Tensions escalate in Ethiopia

    27 February 2018.  The Ethiopian government's harsh authoritarian measures have exacerbated civil unrest. The ruling party would do well to engage with the country’s marginalised ethnic groups to defuse tensions on the ground.

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