• Events

    An Update on the Ukraine Crisis: The New Minsk Agreements and Beyond

    03 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 3 March 2015, 6:30-8pm

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: The three percent solution

    19 February 2015.  Last April, when the RAF deployed four Typhoon aircraft to Lithuania in response to events in Ukraine, a popular British satirical TV show commented: ‘Four? The entire air force? Are they mad?’ Defence cuts haven’t got that bad, but are still a cause for concern. As The Military Balance 2015 – launched last week – points out, ‘the target of an 8% real reduction in defence spending triggered by the...

  • Strategic Comments

    Greek defiance raises questions for Europe

    16 February 2015. 

    In seeking a radical reduction of its debt burden, Greece risks being forced to exit the eurozone. Although there is political will on all sides not to allow this to happen, a great deal is at stake for both the Greek and German governments, making it hard for them to compromise.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: The Three Faces of Credibility

    16 February 2015.  As an academic, I am interested in the power of ideas. If ideas didn’t matter, I would probably look for another job. Fortunately, the power of ideas is all around us. This is not a reference to the terrible events in Copenhagen, although I suppose it could be. That was a conference about ideas attacked by people who have a deep fear of the power of ideas to threaten them...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Central Banking as Politics

    10 February 2015.  Central bank independence used to mean that central bankers would take economic decisions without regard to the political consequences; now it appears to mean that central bankers take political decisions without regards to the economic consequences. This is a very bad development for macroeconomic policymaking because it is likely to give political momentum to those who oppose the prevailing policy framework. The result will be a crisis of legitimacy for...

  • Expert Commentary

    Le Monde: Il faut verser d'urgence une aide économique et militaire à Kiev

    09 February 2015.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy Près d’un an après la chute du président Yanoukovitch en Ukraine, la situation est sombre. L’annexion de la Crimée dans un remake presque parfait de l’Anschluss de l’Autriche par l’Allemagne en 1938 ramène le continent européen à l’instabilité des temps anciens. Cette analogie avec l’Allemagne d’hier ne trahit pas la faillite intellectuelle d’un analyste occidental : les travaux...

  • Survival

    A Positive Stalemate for Ukraine

    30 January 2015.  Western powers should help reconcile Ukraine’s aspirations with Russia’s legitimate concerns.

  • Survival

    Preserving Post-Cold War Europe

    30 January 2015.  Preserving the post-Cold War system in Europe should be the aim of Western strategy towards Russia.

  • Expert Commentary

    Independent: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

    28 January 2015.  On 21 January, Iraq Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot announced that the investigative report would not be published before the UK general election in May 2015. Amid growing frustration at this delay, Consulting Fellow for the Middle East Toby Dodge reflected on his experience in 2002 of briefing then-prime minister Tony Blair on the potential negative outcomes of an invasion. Speaking to the Independent, Dodge described how he and five...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Matthew Harries: Trident and the spectre of unilateralism

    23 January 2015.  On 20 January, the House of Commons debated the motion that 'this House believes that Trident should not be renewed'. Parliament voted in 2007 to renew the United Kingdom’s nuclear forces – but after eight years and a reported £1.24 billion in spending on the successor programme, it is still not entirely clear what will happen once the current generation of ballistic-missile submarines begins to leave service around 20 years...

Welcome to the IISS’ new search feature: here you will find content from the Institute on the topic/region selected. Click ‘advanced search options’ to filter by content type, date, related topics and/or experts.

To see your previous purchases and favourites, log-in to My IISS.