• Survival

    Russia’s Lasting Influence in Central Asia

    20 November 2017.  Although Russia can no longer exercise hegemonic power or demand exclusive rights of engagement, it is still the preponderant regional player in Central Asia.

  • The Military Balance

    Additional content

    14 February 2017. 

    Additional content not available in the printed edition:
    Afghanistan
    Central Asia
    Iran
    Israel

  • Adelphi Books

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

    12 January 2017. 

    With talk in world capitals of a new cold war, this Adelphi examines the roots of the Ukraine crisis, analysing Western and Russian policies in post-Soviet Eurasia since 1991, and providing an assessment of both Russia and the West’s actions post-2014.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter One: Cold Peace

    14 December 2016. 

    This chapter examines the foundational years of the post-Cold War order (from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s), telling the tale of the ‘Cold Peace’. The period was typified by the rise of competition in and over the states between Russia and the West (the ‘In-Betweens’), and Central Asia.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Two: Contestation entrenched

    14 December 2016. 

    The Cold Peace began to unravel after the ‘colour revolutions’ of 2003–05. In 2004 came the ‘big bang’ enlargement of Euro-Atlantic institutions, and a few years later the five-day war between Russia and Georgia, after which the EU began to play a more active role in post-Soviet Eurasia.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 7: Europe and Eurasia

    05 May 2016. 

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

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 5: Russia-Eurasia

    09 February 2016.  Russia: Syria mission; New military doctrine; Personnel issues; Exercises and deployments; Armed services; Land forces; Navy; Aerospace Forces; Strategic Rocket Forces; Defence economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement and industry; State Armament Programme 2011–20; Future uncertainties; Russian acquisition reform
    Ukraine: Military expansion; force development; Bolstering the armed forces; Mobilisation and volunteers; Paramilitary forces expand; Training and weaponry

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s ambitious Silk Road vision

    26 October 2015. 

    Until recently, there had been much uncertainty surrounding China’s initiative to build links between its economy and those of Central and Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean region, the Middle East and Europe. Sceptics questioned whether it could live up to the ambitious goals set by Beijing, but large-scale projects are already under way under the ‘One Belt, One Road’ banner.

  • Events

    Key trends in South and Central Asian Security

    15 October 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Roger Kangas, Academic Dean and Professor of Central Asian Studies,
    Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies
    Col (retd) Jack Gill, Associate Professor, NESA
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS
    Antoine Levesques, Research Associate for South Asia, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 15 October, 1-2pm

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 7: Europe and Eurasia

    14 April 2015.  Armenia–Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh)
    Central Asia
    Kosovo
    Russia (North Caucasus)
    Ukraine

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