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As the Ukraine crisis unfolds, there has been much rhetoric devoted to questions Barack Obama’s ‘toughness and ‘credibility’. In most cases it is nonsense, and in some cases dangerous nonsense, say Dana Allin and Steven Simon.
Analysts in the IISS Defence and Military Analysis Programme have produced a map of Ukraine’s army and air force bases and force dispositions, following the developing crisis in Crimea.
After twenty-five years of the West treating Russia as an enemy in Ukraine, Moscow might have really become one. Do the aggressive military moves in Crimea suggest a fundamental shift in Russian policy, ask Samuel Charap and Keith Darden.
China's intensifying activity in the Arctic is part of a general expansion of its maritime interests and capabilities. It is seeking a level of influence to match its global economic status, explains the latest Strategic Comment.
The failure of the West's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted from a fundamental misreading and misapplication of strategy itself, argues Professor Sir Hew Strachan .
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This Adelphi provides an analytical overview of the main trends and challenges related to food security in Asia, how key countries in the region are responding to these developments, and their implications for security.
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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As global warming makes the Arctic increasingly accessible, the world’s interest in it increases.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give the Keynote Address at the 2014 Shangri-La Dialogue. The 13th IISS Asia Security Summit will take place on 30 May-1 June in Singapore.
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America’s Middle East policy has been a haphazard blend of hard-headed realism, idealism and dispensationalist theology. The result has not served US interests well argues Paul Miller in the latest issue of Survival.
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