• Events

    The new US strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia: challenges and prospects

    18 October 2017. 

    Wednesday 18 October, 12.30–2pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Dr Roger Kangas Academic Dean, Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies
    John Wood, Associate Professor, NESA
    Jack Gill, Adjunct Professor, NESA
    Antoine Levesques, Research Associate for South Asia, IISS
    Chair:
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS

  • Events

    Challenges, opportunities, and innovation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific

    17 October 2017. 

    Tuesday 17 October, 7–8pm SGT
    The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Speaker:
    Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr, Commander, United States Pacific Command
    Chair:
    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia

  • Strategic Comments

    US Afghanistan policy: regional aspects

    05 October 2017. 

    US President Donald Trump's new ‘Afghanistan and South Asia’ policy identifies Pakistan and India as key players but ignores or minimises other influential regional actors with vested interests in Afghanistan, including China, Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Unless the US better integrates their interests, any regional approach to Afghanistan's stability and security is unlikely to succeed.

  • Events

    NATO, the North Atlantic, and maritime strategy: back to the future?

    02 October 2017. 

    Monday 2 October, 6–7pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Professor Eric Grove, Naval Historian and Author
    Chair:
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    The Trump administration’s Afghanistan policy

    28 September 2017. 

    In addition to reducing terrorist threats, US President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan policy seeks to roll back the Taliban on the battlefield and pressure the group into an acceptable political settlement with far fewer US troops than Barack Obama deployed. Trump has also proposed involving India more closely in Afghanistan's economic development, which stands to antagonise Pakistan, the Taliban's key backer. In this light, it appears unlikely that the new policy will succeed.

  • Survival

    NATO’s Limits: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe

    18 September 2017.  Whatever its merits and motivations, the process of NATO enlargement has run its course.

  • Survival

    Ideology and Strategy in the Middle East: The Case of Iran

    18 September 2017.  The greatest challenge for the West in dealing with Iran stems not so much from its behaviour in the Middle East, or even its nuclear programme, as from uncertainty about its ultimate strategic goals.

  • Survival

    We Can’t Go On Living Like This

    18 September 2017.  Mikhail Gorbachev’s Tolstoyan undertaking ended in Shakespearean tragedy.

  • Survival

    Nuclear Legacies of the First Gulf War

    18 September 2017.  Lessons learned in the First Gulf War have shaped the trajectory of US post-Cold War nuclear and non-proliferation policy.

  • Survival

    Rethinking NATO’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons

    18 September 2017.  NATO should move to a safer, more secure and more credible nuclear deterrent – including withdrawing, and not replacing, US tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

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