• Strategic Comments

    European air combat capabilities

    13 July 2016. 

    The United Kingdom electorate's unanticipated vote to leave the European Union risks worrying NATO allies about the UK's reliability as a defence partner at a time when Russian threats appear to be rising. To allay this concern, the British government could expand its customary multinational collaboration with European partners on defence aerospace projects, such as a new crewed combat aircraft.

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: Brexit spells disaster for France

    24 June 2016.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chair of the IISS Council 'Frexit' remains unlikely, says IISS Chair Francois Heisbourg. ‘For the French, the European project remains more like a marriage than the cohabitation it always was in the eyes on many in Britain.’  He went on to explain that Brexit will severely limit the room for manoeuvre in Europe of a largely discredited incumbent president and government. Read the full article at the Financial Times...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Admiral Sun Jianguo - Chinese

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief, Joint Staff Department, Central Military Commission, China

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Admiral Sun Jianguo - English

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief, Joint Staff Department, Central Military Commission, China

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Vietnam

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Jean-Yves Le Drian

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defence, France

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Q&A

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Question & Answer Session
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defence, France   
    Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Vietnam   
    Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief, Joint Staff Department, Central Military Commission, China

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: France is falling into the trap set by Isis

    10 May 2016.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chair of the IISS Council France needs to 'resist the war-on-terror rhetoric and alienating French Muslims', argues Francois Heisbourg. Isis wants to bring about civil war in Europe, but will succeed 'only if a misguided response by European governments and societies plays into its hands'. Heisbourg writes that France is in danger of providing such a response, and although it 'can still change tack... time is running out'. Read the full...

  • Strategic Comments

    After Brussels: understanding and countering ISIS’s strategy

    30 March 2016. 

    The recent attacks in Brussels confirmed Islamic State’s strategy of supplementing its flagging effort to establish a Middle East caliphate with an out-of-area campaign of urban terror focusing on Europe. Unity among Europe’s policymakers remains key to securing the continent against terrorism and addressing the root causes of Muslim radicalisation.

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