• Survival

    We Can’t Go On Living Like This

    18 September 2017.  Mikhail Gorbachev’s Tolstoyan undertaking ended in Shakespearean tragedy.

  • Strategic Survey

    Strategic Survey 2017: The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics

    08 September 2017. 

    The latest edition of Strategic Survey offers impartial analysis of the events of the year that shaped relations between major powers. It includes essays on the future of the World Trade Organisation, electoral disruption and the liberal order, urbanisation and violence, and the resurgence of information warfare. It also features illuminating infographics on North Korea’s illicit economic network, constitutional change and conflict in Turkey, and the burgeoning food-security crisis.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 2: Drivers of Strategic Change

    06 September 2017. 

    Asia-Pacific; South Asia and Afghanistan; Sub-Saharan Africa; Middle East and North Africa; Russia and Eurasia; Europe; Latin America; North America

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    17 July 2017.  Russia and Eurasia Angela Stent
    Asia-Pacific Lanxin Xiang
    Politics and International Relations Gilles Andréani

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 7: Europe and Eurasia

    09 May 2017. 

    Armenia–Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh)
    Russia (North Caucasus)
    Ukraine

  • Strategic Comments

    TLAMs in Syria

    12 April 2017. 

    The United States' Tomahawk cruise-missile strikes on the Syrian regime's Shayrat Air Base in retaliation for the regime's sarin attack are unlikely to advance peace in Syria. The regime and its main supporters, Russia and Iran, remain defiant, and the Trump administration appears inclined to frame the strikes as a relatively narrow deterrent against chemical weapons attacks and keep counter-terrorism its main priority in Syria for now.

  • Events

    Saving Afghanistan’s Transition

    11 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Professor William Maley, Professor of Diplomacy, Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, The Australian National University
    Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent, The Sunday Times
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 11 April 2017, 1–2pm BST

  • Expert Commentary

    Russia and Iran's growing cooperation hints at a new Middle East

    27 March 2017.  The two countries favour different solutions to the Syria crisis. But this will not derail their relationship, argues IISS Research Fellow for Iran Clement Therme.

  • Events

    Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

    08 March 2017. 

    Book Launch
    Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
    Toronto, Canada
    Wednesday 8 March 2017, 7–9pm EST

  • Military Balance Blog

    Russia’s defence spending: the impact of economic contraction

    06 March 2017.  Russia continues to keep its re-equipment programme broadly on track, but can it be sustained fully in light of the country’s economic problems?

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