The IISS Files is an investigation carried out by Bahrain Watch in to the Bahrain government’s secret funding of the International Institute for Strategic Studies to the tune of over £25 million, and its impact on the IISS’s claimed independence. The investigation is based on a number of confidential IISS documents made available to us, combined with publicly available data.
Read our initial write-up and follow-up:
- The IISS Files: Investigation exposes British Thinktank Charity Secretly Bankrolled by Bahraini Government
- The IISS: The Myth and Ethics of Think-Tank Independence
Or read coverage of our story in the international media, or directly browse through the source documents below:
IISS internal documents
IISS financial statements filed with UK Charity Commission
IISS Bahrain documents