• 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.

  • Survival

    The Nuclear Ban Treaty: A Sign of Global Impatience

    20 March 2018.  Future historians may record summer 2017 as the beginning of the end of the nuclear age. 

  • Survival

    Sanctions After Brexit

    20 March 2018.  The future of joint UK–EU work on sanctions faces substantial risk.

  • 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.

  • Survival

    The End of Cyber Norms

    20 November 2017.  This summer, a nearly seven-year process to write the rules that should guide state activity in cyberspace came to a halt.

  • Events

    Indonesia and the UN Security Council

    26 October 2017. 

    Thursday 26 October, 5.30–6.30pm
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Rizal Sukma, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom
    Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, Editor of Survival, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    High noon for Libya’s Potemkin government

    02 August 2017.  Strongman Khalifa Haftar is challenging Libya's internationally recognised but weak Government of National Accord for effective control of the country. While France has brokered a ceasefire and a new peace initiative, Haftar has substantial outside support from Egypt and the UAE, and the eventual political dispensation will probably turn on further military developments.

  • Events

    Anticipating and Mitigating Future Iranian Military Capabilities

    18 July 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Michael Eisenstadt, Kahn Fellow and Director, Military & Security Studies Program, The Washington Institute
    Michael Elleman, Senior Fellow for Missile Defence, IISS
    John 'Fozzie' Miller, Vice Admiral (Retired), US Navy
    Chaired by Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 18 July, 10–11am EDT

  • Survival

    Disarmament Diplomacy and the Nuclear Ban Treaty

    17 July 2017.  A little-noticed phrase agreed by the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference laid the foundation for a surprisingly successful effort to achieve a legal prohibition on nuclear weapons.

  • Survival

    UN Peace Operations and the Use of Military Force

    16 May 2017.  The gap between traditional peacekeeping principles and the realities of contemporary operations is becoming increasingly apparent.

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