David Mulroney | Middle Power, Middle Kingdom

China’s rise is having a direct impact on our prosperity, our health and well-being, and our security here in Canada. The road to achieving many of our middle-power aspirations now runs through the Middle Kingdom. We need to start paying closer attention, says David Mulroney, author of the new book Middle Power, Middle Kingdom. China

Jon Davis | UK Election 2015: Context and Prospects for British Governance

Jon Davis is Director of Partnerships for the Policy Institute at King’s College London, where he works on British central government past and present. His Cabinet Office-sponsored Ph.D. was published as Prime Ministers and Whitehall, 1960-74 in 2007. He is co-writing (with John Rentoul) a book on the machinery of government under New Labour. Before

Michael Stephens | The Rise of the Islamic State and Challenges for Western Policy

Michael Stephens is the Research Fellow for Middle East studies and Head of RUSI Qatar. He joined RUSI’s London office in September 2010, first in the Nuclear Security Programme before moving to International Security Studies and the office in Qatar in 2011. His recent research has focused on Iraqi Kurdistan, and the Kurdish regions of

Damjan Bergant | ITF Enhancing Human Security

ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF) is a humanitarian, non-profit organization established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia in 1998 with the initial purpose to help Bosnia and Herzegovina in the implementation of the peace agreement and to provide assistance and support in post-conflict rehabilitation. Since its inception, ITF has been continuously developing and

Michael Singh | The Campaign Against ISIS

Michael Singh, former senior director for the Middle East at the US National Security Council, will offer an assessment of the progress the international coalition has made to date against the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). He will address prospects for the future of the international campaign, and address the broader strategies in which the anti-ISIS efforts must be embedded in order to succeed.