PS21 Update: Week Ending August 14


PS21 has some more interesting events in the coming weeks. We’ve published a couple of great PS21 Insight reports this week, along with a ‘best of’ roundup of our blog articles. See below for more details.

Upcoming events:

Washington DC

August 19: US-Israel Relations After the Iran Deal

After July’s historic nuclear deal between the P5+1 great powers and Iran, what is next for relations between the United States and Israel?

Moderator: Warren Stroble

Panel: Alexandria Paolozzi, Dr. Guy Ziv and Ari Ratner

August 25: What Next for Iran after the Nuclear Deal? 

After last month’s Iran nuclear deal, what’s next for the Islamic Republic? Will the easing of sanctions bring it more into the diplomatic and international mainstream? Or will the new economic growth create a more assertive Iran that further antagonises the rest of the region? What will the domestic consequences be of Tehran’s new openness to the outside world? And what, if anything, will happen to the nuclear program?

Moderator: Negar Razavi

Panel: Ariane Tabatabai, Kelsey Davenport, Reza Akbari and Sam Cutler




We have some exciting events planned for London from this September. Topics include the dark web, managing humanitarian emergencies, markets and geopolitics, Afghan reconstruction and outside views of British defense.

This week at PS21: 

Milena Rodban discussed the challenges facing political risk analysis professionals, both fron within and without, in Political Risk Analysis: an industry fighting wars on two fronts

We published two great PS21 Insights: David Hartwell and Amr Ismail gave expert opinion on what the new Suez Canal will mean for Egypt. While Hayat Alvi, Rasha Elass and Milena Rodban highlighted the serious flaws in the US-Turkey plan to fight ISIS.

We also looked back on our Top 5 Posts on ISIS so far, highlighting articles from Jack Goldstone, David Murrin, Patrick Bury and Ryan Hagemann, as well as our report on the ISIS war.

Previous PS21 Reports:

29/07/2015      Kidnap & Ransom

28/07/2015      Social Media and Politics

27/07/2015      Rebuilding Afghanistan – America’s Longest War

01/07/2015      The Future of Drones

29/06/2015      Countering Violent Extremism 

21/07/2015      South Asia Geopolitics from Afpak to Sri Lanka

17/06/2015      What Would a Hillary Clinton Foreign Policy Look like?

10/06/2015      Former UK Special Forces Chief on 21st Century Defence

31/05/2015      The ISIS War: Where Are We?

17/03/2015     Death Toll in 2014’s Bloodiest Wars Sharply Up on Previous Year


Other Articles


August 2015

04/08/2015     “Women in the Infantry? Good God!” – Tom Bruxner

July 2015  

30/07/2015      Russia’s Middle East Image Problem – David Hartwell  

24/07/2015      Why rockstars need geopolitical risk consultants- Milena Rodban

23/07/2015      Where there’s no end in sight for the Yemen crisis – Amr Ismail

21/07/2015      Listen to an interview with a Syrian political prisoner – Rasha Elass

20/07/2015      What Washington is missing in the Iran deal – Negar Razavi

16/07/2015      PS21 Global Fellow wins US book prize

15/07/2015      A roadmap for the Middle East after Iran nuclear deal – Rasha Elass

14/07/2015      PS21 Insight: Iran deal implications go well beyond the nuclear

13/07/2015      PS21 Insight: Eurozone clinches deal, serious strains remain

09/07/2015      Civil wars of regionalisation: what we can learn from ISIL – David Murrin

08/07/2015      PS21 Insight: What the SCOTUS Jerusalem passport decision means

06/07/2015      A false start for Nigeria’s president?Emmanuel Akinwotu

05/07/2015      PS21 Insight: With Greek vote, euro reaches crunch point


June 2015

29/06/2015      Narendra Modi’s Foreign Policy – The West’s View – Amitha Rajan

24/06/2015      The Confederate flag is a useful reminder – Donna Bryson

23/06/2015      Chaos and Complexity: megacity management – David Rubens

22/06/2015      How will the war against the Islamic State End? – Peter Apps

15/06/2015      Not just a click! Online activism not slacktivism – Sandy Schumann

15/06/2015      IS advances in Libya : NATO again?Patrick Bury

09/06/2015      Iraq is America’s best hope in the Middle EastPayam Ghalehdar

04/06/2015      Sisi’s foreign policy co – David Hartwell

03/06/2015      ‘New’ TerrorismDr. Chris Mackmurdo & Dr Alia Brahimi

01/06/2015      A South China Sea Air Defence Zone?Erik Lin-Greenberg

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