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Now in its 50th edition, Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs charts the significant events and strategic decisions of the year. The book launch, featuring IISS experts, was streamed live from our London headquarters on 27 September.
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The new UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has based itself in Tripoli. But the GNA has failed to muster an effective nationwide military capability and is rivalled for authority by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HOR).
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In this issue, Anatol Lieven, Nigel Inkster and Kori Schake consider America's electoral choices. Also in the issue, Pierre Noël on the new oil regime; Sophia Besch, James Black and Seyed Hossein Mousavian on Brexit; and Bruno Tertrais on imagining a NATO-Russia conflict.
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Rising populism and intractable conflict shook the international system. Worldwide dissatisfaction with ruling elites and resistance to globalisation appeared to reach a crescendo. Wars across the Middle East showed little sign of abating. The 2016 Strategic Survey analyses the trends that shaped relations between global powers in the past year.
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This Adelphi looks at what constitutes an effective and realistic strategy for dealing with armed groups.
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The IISS’s inaugural online Annual Review highlights its key achievements in 2015–16.
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The annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of over 171 countries. It is an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious studies of security policy and military affairs.
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