• The Military Balance

    Chapter 4: Europe

    09 February 2016.  Europe: NATO: towards the Warsaw Summit; Turkey takes action; EU: seeking to build a strategy; OSCE: looking to build on renewed relevance; New German defence white paper; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement; Defence industry
    France: International deployments; Defence economics; Procurement and industry
    Poland: Defence policy; Alliance relationships; Military transformation; Force modernisation; Defence economics; Defence budget; Defence industry
    United Kingdom: Armed forces; Defence review: increasing military ambition; Personnel challenges; Defence economics; Defence-budget uplift; Uncertainty over the NATO 2% target

  • Expert Commentary

    The Week: Mine is global, yours is local

    06 December 2015.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy A crisis or a cause located in the west is always projected as being ‘global’ in its relevance. Anything similar elsewhere is dismissed as ‘regional’ or ‘local’. Reading through and hearing European and American media commentary on the dastardly terror attack in Paris, we are reminded once again of the blinkers that western media and their political pundits wear. The attack on Paris, it...

  • Events

    A View from Paris: Iran, Gulf Security and French Policy in the Middle East The

    01 December 2015. 

    IISS Global Perspectives Series
    Bruno Tertrais, Senior Research Fellow, Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique
    Dr Nelly Lahoud, Senior Fellow for Political Islamism, IISS-Middle East         
    IISS-Middle East, Manama
    Monday 1 December 2015

  • Expert Commentary

    Slate.Fr: «Je ne pense pas que bombarder Daech soit la clé du problème»

    20 November 2015.  François Heisbourg était l’invité de l'émission «Politique» sur France 24. Il a mis en garde les autorités et déclaré qu’une attaque au Moyen-Orient serait insuffisante si l’on n’apportait pas des réponses locales.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: The Paris Attacks and Transatlantica

    17 November 2015.  In discussing the Paris attacks, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have both employed a theme that Kerry introduced to his 2004 presidential campaign: France is America’s oldest ally. The solidarity is genuine and profound, one of the significant transatlantic ramifications of the horrific massacres of last Friday evening. There are, at the same time, some structural transatlantic tensions that the attacks could exacerbate in the coming...

  • Expert Commentary

    France TV Info: "L’hyperterrorisme est encore à venir"

    16 November 2015.  'Nous devons nous préparer, psychologiquement, budgétairement, à des actes d’hyperterrorisme sur notre territoire, comparables sinon au 11-Septembre américain, du moins aux méga-prises d’otages de Moscou ou aux attentats de Bali ou Madrid avec leur bilan tournant autour de 200 morts ou davantage' - Francois Heisbourg

  • Expert Commentary

    Les Echos: Francois Heisbourg - 'Il n'y a pas de résponse simple et convaincante'

    16 November 2015.  Francois Heisbourg on France's response to the latest ISIS attacks in Paris

  • Expert Commentary

    Le Monde: Cœur lourd, tête froide

    14 November 2015.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy Après New York, Madrid, Bombay, Londres, Moscou, Ankara, Tel Aviv et quelques autres, Paris rejoint la triste liste des grandes villes victimes du terrorisme de destruction de masse d’inspiration djihadiste. Notre premier devoir est certes de pleurer nos morts et de venger les victimes de cette nuit sanglante du vendredi 13 novembre. Ce malheur ne nous est...

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: Paris attacks - France stands at a crossroads

    14 November 2015.  Success in defeating terrorism will be measured by society’s response

  • Expert Commentary

    Nouvel Observateur: "Les frappes françaises en Syrie n'atteindront pas leur objectif"

    07 September 2015.  Interview with Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS Pourquoi François Hollande a-t-il décidé de frapper maintenant la Syrie, éreintée par la guerre depuis plus de quatre ans ? Pour François Heisbourg, président de l'International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) de Londres et conseiller spécial du président de la Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), le revirement du président de la République s'explique par un changement de l'opinion publique française. Car "la situation en Syrie, elle, n'a...

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