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    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.

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    Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    27 September 2016. 

    Now in its 50th edition, Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs provides objective, in-depth analysis of the developing relationships between major powers, charting the significant events and strategic decisions of the year.

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    Strategic Survey 2015: Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)

    30 October 2015. 

    The year to mid-2015 saw significant flux in the Middle East. This important chapter from the 2015 Annual Review of Strategic Affairs has been translated into Arabic and is available to buy as a print version or as a pdf.

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    Special Offer: Strategic Survey 2015 and Armed Conflict Survey 2015

    15 September 2015. 

    For a limited time receive both Strategic Survey 2015 and the new IISS Publication Armed Conflict Survey at a 30% discount.

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    Strategic Survey 2015: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    15 September 2015. 

    Strategic Survey 2015: The Annual Review of World Affairs assesses the events and themes of the year region by region. It includes essays that analyse the changes in the oil price, Russia’s efforts at military modernisation, and global moves to combat climate change. The Strategic Geography section includes maps on the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, the outbreak of Ebola virus in Africa, and China’s external investment. The book contains a chronology of key events around the world.

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    Strategic Survey 2014: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    18 September 2014.  Strategic Survey 2014: The Annual Review of World Affairs analyses the events and themes of the year region by region. It includes essays on cybersecurity and privacy, on assessing drivers of strategic change, and on hybrid forms of insecurity in the developing world. The Strategic Geography section includes maps on the humanitarian disaster in Syria, France’s role in Africa, and the Pacific Alliance trade bloc in Latin America. The book contains a chronology of key events around the world.

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    Strategic Survey 2013: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    12 September 2013. 

    Strategic Survey 2013: The Annual Review of World Affairs analyses the events and themes of the year region by region. It includes essays on the nuclear arms race between Pakistan and India, and on the potential for greater cooperation in European defence. The Strategic Geography section includes maps on the withdrawal of military assets from Afghanistan, on international activities in the Antarctic, and on international involvement in the war in Syria. The book contains a chronology of key events around the world.

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    Strategic Survey 2012: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    13 September 2012.  Strategic Survey 2012: The Annual Review of World Affairs covers all the events and themes of the year region by region, and includes special essays on important policy issues: the implications of the cyber world for intelligence agencies; building cooperation in African defence; and the effectiveness of economic sanctions on Iran. A Strategic Geography section provides vital data in map form on key issues such as the rise of Asia, the civil war in Syria and America’s campaign of drone strikes. 

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    Strategic Survey 2011: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    06 September 2011.  In the year to mid-2011, the pace of history quickened. Strategic Survey 2011: The Annual Review of World Affairs includes a special chapter on the Arab Awakening, in which protests against autocratic rule spread like wildfire across the Arab world, toppling the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt and bringing conflict elsewhere. An earthquake and tsunami killed thousands in Japan, and triggered the worst nuclear accident for 25 years. As war dragged on in Afghanistan, Western leaders agreed on a plan to withdraw from combat. A daring raid into Pakistan by American special forces killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden but caused fury in Islamabad. Meanwhile, the high level of food prices caused mounting concern, as did the provocative military actions of the North Korean regime. China’s economy, military power and global influence continued to expand.

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    Strategic Survey 2010: The Annual Review of World Affairs

    07 September 2010.  Strategic Survey 2010: The Annual Review of World Affairs has special essays on US Nuclear Policy, US Defence Policy and Europe’s Evolving Security Architecture. There is also an extensive examination of Latin America’s growing global influence, an essay on the nature of domestic Iranian politics and its impact on nuclear negotiations, an analysis of the competing agendas within the South African ANC, a survey of the competing interests that China seeks to balance in its external relations, an appreciation of the current situation in Russia and several other chapters on regional politics and security. The Strategic Geography section assesses subjects as diverse as the extent of India’s Naxalite rebellion, Thailand’s political turmoil, the effects of disasters such as the Chilean and Haitian earthquakes, the position of the so-called BASIC countries on climate change, and the diversity of the territories from which al-Qaeda and its franchises operate.