• IISS Voices

    No German post-election crisis – but a set back for Europe

    01 December 2017.  This year's vote was always going to be difficult for Angela Merkel and Germany. The disruption it has has brought is felt across the continent.

  • Survival

    Noteworthy

    20 November 2017.  In the December–January issue, Hal Brands argues that Donald Trump is damaging the core values that constitute effective US global leadership; Erik Jones examines the threat posed to democracy by identity politics following the Catalan referendum; Richard G. Whitman discusses the potential impact of a ‘hard Brexit’ on foreign policy; Nelly Lahoud considers the future of the Islamic State as a non-territorial entity; Ian Anthony warns that abandoning the INF...

  • IISS Voices

    On Iran, US and Europe may go their separate ways

    18 July 2017.  Washington is becoming increasingly confrontational when it comes to Iran and the future of the nuclear deal, while European policymakers have been at pains to emphasise its importance. As Paulina Izewicz explains, Europe appears increasingly ready to chart its own course.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Can Franco-German cooperation deliver a new European defence?

    14 July 2017.  While Europe could certainly do with more capabilities and cooperation, a more fundamental change of strategic mindset in Paris and Berlin is required if Europe is to build a more autonomous defence capability. Fabrice Pothier looks beyond recent statements and announcements to examine what their true policy positions are.

  • Military Balance Blog

    New Franco-German combat-aircraft programme: a reminder of UK’s uncertain position

    14 July 2017.  A new agreement between France and Germany to develop a new combat-aircraft programme will undoubtedly draw the two nations closer in terms of overall defence cooperation. But, as Douglas Barrie observes, the decision has also underlined how the UK’s Brexit vote risks undermining its credibility as a potential partner in future European defence programmes.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Berlin looks to build Future Combat Aircraft System consortium

    19 June 2017.  Germany is looking at the potential of building a next-generation combat aircraft with at least France, Spain and Sweden as possible partners. There are indications that preliminary talks with these nations have already taken place. 

  • Expert Commentary

    Three ways Hamburg is innovating in response to the migrant crisis

    12 April 2017.  The German city is taking bold steps to support new arrivals. See the key lessons for other European cities.

  • Military Balance Blog

    US Armoured Brigade Combat Teams – rotational deployments

    11 April 2017.  The inactivation of the last Armored Brigade Combat Team to be permanently based overseas leaves Washington’s foreign deployments reliant on US-based rotational forces, with implications for the US Army.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 30 March to 5 April

    06 April 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

  • Military Balance Blog

    After Norway’s submarine selection: challenges in a crowded market

    30 March 2017.  Growing European submarine fleets could offer opportunities to manufacturers. But competition is fierce, and emerging nations may soon compete for contracts.

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