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  • Events

    Latin America’s elections amid crisis: instability and the search for change

    20 April 2018. 

    Friday 20 April, 12.30-1.45PM BST
    Arundel House, London
    Chair:
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, International Institute for Strategic Studies
    Speakers:
    Ivan Briscoe, Director, Latin America and Caribbean; International Crisis Group
    Carla McRoberts, Managing Director, Veracity; Trustee, Canning House
    Michael Reid,‘Bello’ columnist, Senior Editor, Latin America, The Economist

  • 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.

  • Events

    Peace and stability in Africa: Botswana’s perspective

    18 April 2018. 

    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 18 April, 12-1PM
    2018 IISS Oppenheimer Lecture
    Chair:
    Dr John Chipman CMG, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS
    Speaker:
    His Honour Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana

  • Expert Commentary

    Counterterrorism in West Africa and the Sahel

    11 April 2018.  The past year has seen notable terror attacks in Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria - but Boko Haram has been significantly weakened.

  • IISS Voices

    Tunisia’s reluctant partnership with NATO

    06 April 2018.  Tunisia's mixed signals over NATO cooperation reflect domestic pressures and regional tensions. France may see an opportunity to build influence in its former colony.

  • Events

    The impact of modern armed conflict on children

    09 March 2018. 

    Friday 9 March, 10–11am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children
    Dr Anastasia Voronkova, Editor, Armed Conflict Survey; Research Fellow for Armed Conflict, IISS
    Chair:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Assessing South Africa’s ‘Ramaphosa moment’

    20 February 2018.  South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has signalled his determination to restore the country’s democratic credentials and to combat endemic corruption, but is he capable of such a formidable undertaking? His country faces a formidable set of challenges, both at home and abroad, explains James Hamill.

  • Expert Commentary

    There's no quick fix for Rio's violence

    19 February 2018.  Reform of its security institutions and urban infrastructure remains the best bet for tackling escalating violence in Rio, not military intervention.

  • IISS Voices

    Growing urban security challenges demand broad effort

    06 February 2018.  Security in cities will be a key topic at this month’s UN World Urban Forum. But the UN and development organisations cannot make urban spaces safer on their own – local communities, armed forces and others have vital roles to play.

  • 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