• Expert Commentary

    Under siege? Israel in a chaotic Middle East

    14 May 2018.  Insecurity along its borders has led Israel to wall itself from its neighbours. Elisabeth Marteu looks at how this profound siege mentality has compounded Israel’s deadly response to Palestinian protesters.

  • 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

    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

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s evolving role in African security

    24 January 2018. 

    China’s engagement in Africa is increasingly defined by its role in bolstering peace and security. Beijing has signalled greater political will with peacekeeping deployments on the continent, as well as increasing capabilities with its new naval base in Djibouti. Positive outcomes could include greater Chinese support for African security efforts and increased regional security cooperation with the United States. But these will depend substantially on how China's wider strategic outlook and relationships evolve.

  • Events

    Local governance and peace in Colombia: challenges in conflict affected areas

    30 November 2017. 

    Thursday 30 November, 5.30–6.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Mariana Escobar, General Director of the Colombian Agency for Territorial Renewal (ART)
    Chair:
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • Events

    The African Peace and Security Architecture: a good investment in security or a distraction from more effective peacekeeping?

    21 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 21 November, 2–3pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Colonel (Retired) Sandy Wade OBE, former Defence Attaché and European Union Military Adviser
    Chair:
    James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance; Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS

  • Events

    Alastair Buchan Lecture 2017: Professor Francois Heisbourg

    16 November 2017. 

    IISS Alastair Buchan Lecture
    Thursday 16 November, 6.30–7.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Professor François Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS Council and former Director of the IISS
    Chair:
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

  • Events

    Does conflict threaten Myanmar's political transition?

    07 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 7 November, 10.30–11.30am EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Priscilla A. Clapp, Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace
    Maxwell J. Hamilton, Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Yun Sun, Senior Associate, Stimson Center
    Chair:
    Leigh Morris Sloane, Managing Director, IISS–Americas

  • Events

    Armed movements, fragmentation and conflict in Myanmar

    06 November 2017. 

    Monday 6 November, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr David Brenner, lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics, University of Surrey
    Chair:
    Dr Anastasia Voronkova, Research Fellow for Armed Conflict, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    Peace in Colombia and the ELN

    02 November 2017. 

    The ceasefire announced between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), coming as the prior peace agreement with the much larger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is being implemented, has attracted both hope and scepticism. While a viable peace agreement with the ELN would put Colombia on a path to comprehensive peace, shepherding two major agreements would tax Bogotá’s capacity and the ELN has a history of reneging on commitments to non-violence.

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