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    The changing geopolitics of the Gulf

    12 April 2018. 

    Thursday 12 April, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Nick Redman, Director of Editorial, IISS

  • Events

    Europe at Sea

    14 March 2018. 

    Wednesday 14 March, 5.30–7pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Annalisa Piras, filmmaker; Director, Springshot Productions
    Sophia Besch, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform 
    Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
    Steve Valdez-Symonds, Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director, Amnesty International UK
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    How China sees the challenges and opportunities of global leadership

    23 February 2018.  What is China’s place in the world? It’s a question that has generated much debate in Western media over recent years, but little has so far been understood about Beijing’s thinking on the matter. Nigel Inkster finds important insights in recent editorials published in the country’s official media.

  • Strategic Comments

    The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review

    21 February 2018. 

    The Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) apprehends a hostile world due to ‘rapid deterioration of the threat environment since the 2010 NPR’. The new NPR downplays arms control and calls for the modernisation of US nuclear-weapons systems and facilities, as well as expanded nuclear options. The latter would most controversially include low-yield nuclear weapons, which could lower the nuclear threshold.

  • IISS Voices

    Geopolitics of nuclear energy in the Middle East

    19 February 2018.  As more countries in the Middle East develop nuclear energy, there need to be avenues for coordination, especially on safety and security matters. At a IISS workshop in Istanbul, participants discussed the future of nuclear energy in the region.

  • Strategic Comments

    Washington’s incoherent climate policy

    06 February 2018.  US President Donald Trump's reversal of long-standing American climate policy – in particular, his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement – is informed mainly by domestic politics, ideology and short-termism. Even if sub-federal US entities' voluntary adherence to emissions reduction enables the United States to meet its targets, following through on the rejection of the Agreement would intensify perceptions that the United States has abdicated global leadership.

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Fullerton Forum 2018: Keynote Address

    29 January 2018. 

    Fullerton Forum 2018 Keynote Address
    Song Young-moo
    Minister of National Defense, Republic of Korea 

  • Strategic Comments

    Humanitarian implications of armed conflict in cities

    21 December 2017. 

    The Syrian civil war and the military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, have prompted a major reconsideration of responses to armed conflict in cities. The growing consensus among practitioners is that responses to urban armed conflict should extend beyond short-term aid and lay the groundwork for dealing with longer-term challenges posed by urbanisation.

  • IISS Voices

    After aborted summit, what now for the GCC?

    06 December 2017.  As the Gulf’s pre-eminent political, military and economic powers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have reached a strategic alignment that is transforming regional politics. Emile Hokayem examines what their ambitions could mean for the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

  • IISS Voices

    No German post-election crisis – but a set back for Europe

    01 December 2017.  This year's vote was always going to be difficult for Angela Merkel and Germany. The disruption it has has brought is felt across the continent.

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