• 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.

  • Survival

    Iran’s Protests and the Fate of the Nuclear Deal

    30 January 2018.  The Trump administration should continue to waive nuclear-related sanctions, lift the travel ban and support Iranian domestic freedoms.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Protests in Iran are no reason to kill the nuclear deal

    04 January 2018.  The Trump administration should continue to waive nuclear-related sanctions, lift the travel ban and support Iranian domestic freedoms.

  • Expert Commentary

    Iran comes face to face with its own contradictions

    03 January 2018.  Economic problems fuel recent protests in the Islamic Republic.

  • IISS Voices

    High-level corruption fuels Honduras election crisis

    14 December 2017.  The public despair driving recent protests stems, in part, from the enormous power of organised crime groups.

  • Survival


    20 November 2017.  In the December–January issue, Hal Brands argues that Donald Trump is damaging the core values that constitute effective US global leadership; Erik Jones examines the threat posed to democracy by identity politics following the Catalan referendum; Richard G. Whitman discusses the potential impact of a ‘hard Brexit’ on foreign policy; Nelly Lahoud considers the future of the Islamic State as a non-territorial entity; Ian Anthony warns that abandoning the INF...

  • Survival

    War in Ukraine: Is This the Way It Ends?

    20 November 2017.  Russia, Ukraine and the West may finally be groping for a way to dial down the violence in eastern Ukraine.

  • Survival

    Catalonia and the Problem of Identity Politics

    20 November 2017.  Leaders can harvest great rewards by appealing to narrow identities, but only at the expense of long-term stability.

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