• 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.

  • Events

    The modern law of self-defence

    11 January 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    The Right Honourable Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General, UK
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 11 January 2017, 5–6pm BST

  • Military Balance Blog

    European Defence and the Emperor's New Uniform

    22 December 2016.  A flurry of activity suggests the European Union may be coming to terms with new defence challenges. But how radical are its latest strategies – and will they make the continent safer? Bastian Giegerich cuts through the jargon.

  • 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.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: Breaking point

    14 December 2016. 

    This chapter covers the Ukraine crisis itself: the election of Viktor Yanukovych; the developments that led to the Maidan Revolution; the fall of Yanukovych’s government; the occupation and annexation of the Crimean peninsula; the intensification of conflict in eastern Ukraine; and international attempts to resolve the situation.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Four: The negative-sum game and how to move past it

    14 December 2016. 

    The Ukraine crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome in which all parties are worse off, and international security has declined. In this final chapter, the authors consider ways in which the major players might move past this negative-sum game.

  • 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.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Italy’s Invisible Referendum Market Shock

    05 December 2016.  The Italian electorate delivered a stunning blow to PM Matteo Renzi and his government in the referendum held on 4 December. Yet the markets most likely to be surprised by this dramatic turn of events simply shrugged the matter off. The euro lost just over one cent against the dollar in early morning trading only to return to pre-referendum levels within hours. The Italian stock market recovered even faster. If there...

  • Survival

    America, Europe and the Necessary Geopolitics of Trade

    21 November 2016. 

    Trade is not dead, but it does need some basic rethinking. Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership offer an opportunity to do so.

  • Survival

    Britain’s Dangerous New Politics

    21 November 2016. 

    The challenges of negotiating Brexit are daunting. As such, it does not bode well that Britain’s post-referendum politics have been so bitter, polarised and volatile.

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