• Expert Commentary

    Russian weapons in the Syrian conflict

    08 May 2018.  In a new NATO publication, Douglas Barrie and Howard Gethin review the first book that considers Russian military performance and equipment in Syria.

  • IISS Voices

    Calculated destabilisation in the DRC

    18 April 2018.  Half-hearted interventions in the DRC crisis could heighten the government’s sense of vulnerability and intensify abuses. Delaying the democratic process might stand a better chance of improving conditions on the ground.

  • Expert Commentary

    Trump's Syria strategy actually makes sense

    16 April 2018.  Trump is willing to act in a limited way to penalise chemical weapons use. This is not a commitment to change the horrible and predictable outcome of the Syrian civil war, argues Kori Schake in The Atlantic.

  • IISS Voices

    Western strikes in Syria – five key questions

    12 April 2018.  Analyst Emile Hokayem examines the possible consequences of the Douma chemical attack – including military options, Putin's next moves, and the impact on Israel and Iran. 

  • Survival

    Taming Intervention: Sovereignty, Statehood and Political Order in Africa

    20 March 2018.  A continent that was once the world’s most insistent on state sovereignty has become highly tolerant of military intervention.

  • Events

    Pakistan–US relations: new challenges and prospects

    13 March 2018. 

    Tuesday 13 March, 9.30–10.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani, former foreign secretary; former ambassador to the United States, Pakistan
    Chair:
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    An improbable Trump–Kim summit

    09 March 2018.  Could the fraught Korean situation be moving in the direction of peace and even a potential solution to the North Korean threat? Mark Fitzpatrick reflects on a remarkable week for Korean diplomacy and the prospect of a Trump–Kim summit.

  • Events

    Transforming peace operations: new ideas for tackling protracted conflicts

    24 January 2018. 

    Wednesday 24 January, 12.30–1.45pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Lieutenant-General (Retd) Floriano Peixoto, Visiting Professor, King’s College London
    Chair:
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • Events

    Armed conflict in cities: humanitarian implications and responses

    28 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 28 November–Wednesday 29 November
    Humanitarium, Geneva

    Speakers included:
    Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • Events

    Turkey’s perspective on the Middle East: is there light at the end of the tunnel?

    27 November 2017. 

    Monday 27 November, 5–6pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Binali Yıldırım, Prime Minister of Turkey

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