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Using the Sykes–Picot agreement to explain the Middle East falsely extrapolates from a single moment. This misuse of history will lead to poor policy argues Toby Dodge in the new issue of Survival.
The success of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR will depend on its ability to adapt to the shifting dynamics of a conflict that has gripped the country since early 2013, says the latest Strategic Comment.
A resurgence of major-power geopolitics has been the striking feature of 2014, from the crisis in Ukraine to tensions in the East China Sea. Strategic Survey 2014: The Annual Review of World Affairs analyses the events of the year.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has signed into law an ambitious reform, ending more than 70 years of state monopoly over the oil and gas sector. Foreign investment in energy is crucial to boost economic development. But how safe is the energy infrastructure in Mexico?
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‘A sense of being vulnerable' has descended upon Europe following the conflict in Ukraine, said the Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt at the opening Keynote Session of the Global Strategic Review 2014.
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The 11th Global Strategic Review was held from 19-21 September in Oslo.
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This Strategic Dossier focuses on the evolving roles of the major powers in the Asia-Pacific.
The Military Balance is the IISS flagship annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries worldwide. This year's essays focus on lessons from ten years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, cyber abilities and the rise of unmanned systems.
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