• Events

    The Ukraine crisis and the search for a new normal

    01 May 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Samuel Charap
    Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 01 May 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Military Balance Blog

    Giri Rajendran: What now for European defence spending?

    09 April 2014.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics The crisis in Ukraine has caused strategic planners across Europe to sit up and take notice. One question that is already being reflected upon is whether cuts to European defence budgets have gone too far. At the EU–US summit on 26 March, President Barack Obama voiced his concerns over diminished levels of defence spending in many NATO European states, warning that: ‘The...

  • Survival

    Russia’s Breaking Point

    01 April 2014. 

    As Russia mulls its next move in Ukraine, consideration of its allies’ reactions might have greater weight than the response of the West.

  • Survival

    The Euro Goes to Court

    01 April 2014. 

    Germany’s highest court stopped short of ruling the European Central Bank’s programme to support the euro illegal. Now the European Court of Justice must find a way to make the programme acceptable without making it ineffective.

  • Events

    The Ukrainian Crisis and the Western Response

    25 March 2014. 

    IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    Dr Samuel Charap
    Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS  
    Dr Keith Darden
    Associate Professor, American University  
    Ambassador Lee Feinsten
    Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
    Moderator: Susan Glasser, Editor, POLITICO Magazine
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 25 March 2014

  • Events

    External Threats and Domestic Challenges: Strategic Choices for the EU

    20 March 2014. 

    IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    François Heisbourg
    Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 20 March 2014

  • Events

    Negotiating with Iran: Prospects and Problems

    10 March 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research, The Belfer Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 10 March 2014

  • Strategic Comments

    Step forward for Franco-British defence cooperation

    14 February 2014. 

    A recent Franco-British summit marked a significant step forward for what is one of the most important efforts among European governments to work together to obtain better value from shrinking defence budgets.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Germany’s high court and the threat to the euro

    11 February 2014.  Last Friday, the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) asked for a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the European Central Bank's (ECB) programme for Outright Monetary Transactions. The German court argued that the ECB exceeded its authority by promising to buy 'unlimited' amounts of sovereign debt from distressed countries. However, the German court also conceded that the ECJ is in a better position to rule on matters of...

  • IISS Voices

    Samuel Charap: Ukraine’s false choice

    10 February 2014.  By Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia The recent headlines about the alleged leaked recording of US officials discussing the crisis in Ukraine are all focused on an expletive spoken in a moment of pique about the European Union. The press seems to have faithfully done the bidding of the most likely suspects behind the leak – one assumes either the Russians themselves or pro-Russian elements in the Ukrainian...

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