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    Russia's intentions behind Zapad 2017

    Russia's Zapad 2017 military exercise conveyed Moscow's determination to re-establish its sphere of influence in the face of NATO’s perceived expansionism.

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    Why has South Africa failed to deliver?

    Why has South Africa failed to translate its economic, military and diplomatic weight into tangible influence on the ground? Is it equipped to play the role of a continental leader? Author James Hamill will explore these questions at the IISS in London on Thursday 25 January.

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    As part of its 2015 nuclear deal, Iran was banned from buying conventional arms for five years. But what weapons would Iran buy and how would they shape its military capabilities? Read our new report on what Iran is likely to do once the moratorium expires.

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    The editors of IISS journal Survival have selected their top ten most interesting articles published in 2017. Read them for free until the end of January 2018.

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Dr Kori Schake to join IISS as Deputy Director-General

The IISS is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Kori Schake as Deputy Director-General. A leading defence expert who during her career has worked dynamically and creatively at the nexus of government, academia and think tanks, Dr Schake will take up her position in February 2018.

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