• Politics and Strategy

    Francesco Cenedese: Could Matteo Renzi be Europe’s last chance?

    16 October 2014.  The European Union needs an effective political leader against the austerity policies associated with, and in some sense imposed by, Germany. The man for the job should have been French president François Hollande, but he has been busy dealing with private scandals and the lowest approval rating for a national leader in decades. After the European parliamentary elections in May, some in Europe started to look to Italian prime minister...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Chi Kong Chyong and Pierre Noël: Ukraine’s energy brinkmanship

    10 October 2014.  In the fog of its foreign-policy confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, the European Union seems unable to see its energy-security interests clearly or to act accordingly. Kiev has used the international crisis triggered by Russia’s actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine to restructure the contracts with Moscow it signed in 2009. It wants a much lower price for its gas imports and the ability to swap gas with Gazprom’s clients in...

  • Expert Commentary

    Sam Charap: How to Avoid a New Cold War

    07 October 2014.  Lecture by Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University on 30 September 2014, as part of the IISS-SAIS European and Eurasian Studies Fall lecture series.

  • Expert Commentary

    Mark Fitzpatrick: The Iran nuclear talks – a view from London

    02 October 2014.  I am happy to be back in the US, but I do like living in London. For those who prefer moderation, the weather is rarely ever too hot or too cold. The political weather is moderate, too. When the northern bits of the island threatened to break the 300-year union, Westminster’s response was to show its love by flying Scottish flags. British political parties quibble on many matters, but not...

  • Strategic Comments

    Scots say ‘no’, but risks for UK remain

    26 September 2014. 

    Although the result of the Scottish referendum on independence was clear, it heralds a new period of uncertainty for the UK. With nationwide constitutional changes promised for early 2015, it is possible that within a few years its composition and constitution could be substantially altered.

  • GSR

    The Purposes and Extent of Western Strategic and Military Capacity

    21 September 2014. 

    Global Stratgic Review 2014 Fifth Plenary Session
    Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Defence, Norway  
    Michael Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer, RAND; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War, All Souls College, University of Oxford;  Member of the Council, IISS  

  • GSR

    The International System and the Ukraine Crisis

    20 September 2014. 

    Global Strategic Review 2014 Keynote Session
    Professor François Heisbourg, Chairman of the Council, IISS; Special Adviser, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique 
    Dr Igor Yurgens, Chairman, Institute of Contemporary Development; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS-US

  • GSR

    Iran: Towards an Endgame?

    20 September 2014. 

    Global Strategic Review 2014 Second Plenary Session
    Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Former Head, Foreign Relations Committee, Supreme National Security Council, Iran,  
    Professor Ghassan Salamé, Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po; Member of the Council, IISS
    Dr Gary Samore Former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • GSR

    Iran -Towards an Endgame: Gary Samore

    20 September 2014. 

    Global Strategic Review 2014 Second Plenary Session
    Dr Gary Samore Former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • GSR

    Iran -Towards an Endgame:Plenary Discusson

    20 September 2014. 

    Global Strategic Review 2014 Second Plenary Session
    Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Former Head, Foreign Relations Committee, Supreme National Security Council, Iran,  
    Professor Ghassan Salamé, Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po; Member of the Council, IISS
    Dr Gary Samore Former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction

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