The IISS: The Myth and Ethics of Think-Tank Independence

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Note: This piece was originally was written by Bahrain Watch members Ala’a Shehabi, Fahad Desmukh and Marc Owen Jones for Jadaliyya and has been cross-posted here. Last week, Bahrain Watch published an investigation into the secret funding of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), ahead of its annual Manama Dialogue. The investigation demonstrated that… Read more »

The IISS Files: Investigation exposes British Thinktank Charity Secretly Bankrolled by Bahraini Government

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Media coverage: Guardian, AlJazeera, Middle East Eye, BuzzFeed News, Jadaliyya Leaked confidential agreements today published by Bahrain Watch and the Guardian, combined with publicly available financial statements show that the Bahraini government has been secretly funding the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) to the tune of approximately £30 Million since 2010, accounting for over… Read more »