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Looking forward to a new era of peace, Colombia is introducing Asian leaders to its Latin American region, with a top-level summit called the Cartagena Dialogue.
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As economic powers from the developing world, particularly China, have emerged in the past few decades, their weight has altered the balance in the global trading system. In this volume, leading commentators – including two former heads of the WTO – examine the possible consequences of this shifting trade landscape.
Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, and Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela, will give keynote speeches at the IISS Cartagena Dialogue. The inaugural Trans-Pacific Summit takes place 6–8 March in Colombia.
This book is a policy guide for UN missions. It analyses the nature of non-permissive UN mission environments and argues that the UN should think afresh about its approach to missions in these settings. By embracing and developing three concepts – robust peacekeeping, political processes, and the protection of civilians – the UN can arrive at a stabilisation doctrine.
New features in The Military Balance 2015 include equipment analysis graphics, updated national capability summaries and essays on hybrid warfare, US space systems and directed energy weapons.
The inaugural ‘IISS Cartagena Dialogue: The Trans-Pacific Summit’ will convene from 6–8 March in Cartagena, Colombia.
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The Military Balance 2015 comes with a new wall chart focusing on ‘Russia’s Armed Forces’, showing the geographical disposition of Army, Navy, Air Force and Strategic Rocket Force units.
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In the February–March 2015 issue of Survival, Chester A. Crocker, François Heisbourg, Lawrence Freedman and Matthew Kroenig discuss strategy in a world adrift.
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The Military Balance is the IISS flagship annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries worldwide. New features include technical equipment-focused graphics, a chart of Russia’s armed forces and analytical essays on hybrid warfare, directed energy weapons and US space systems.
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