• Events

    The Changing International Order and NATO

    16 June 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Andrew Murrison MP
    Minister for International Security Strategy
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 16 June 2014, 6-7pm

  • 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...

  • Events

    Post-2014 Transition in Afghanistan: Pakistan's Perspective

    12 March 2014. 

    Key Address
    Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security and Foreign Affairs
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 12 March 2014

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 10: Country comparisons - commitments, force levels and economics

    05 February 2014. 

    Selected Training Activity 2013
    UN Deployments 2013–14
    Non-UN Deployments 2013–2014
    International Comparisons of Defence Expenditure and Military Personnel

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 1, Part I: Conflict analysis and conflict trends

    05 February 2014.  Learning lessons and building capabilities
    Geopolitical priorities
    Threats
    What military capabilities?

  • The Military Balance

    Editor’s Introduction

    05 February 2014. 

    Editor's Introduction

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: The Arctic as a theatre of military operations

    13 January 2014.  Even with all the caveats, it is clear that the potential economic benefits to be gained from the Arctic are substantial. The likely shift in global maritime trade routes and the presence of hydrocarbons and other resources confirm the strategic value of the region. Yet where there is strategic value, there is often competition, as jealous nations attempt to secure the resources and profits that such regions can produce. Moreover...

  • Events

    Discussion Meeting: Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the Limits of Liberal Intervention

    10 January 2014. 

    IISS-US Discussion meeting
    Dr Christopher Chivvis, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
    Discussant: Julianne Smith, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President
    Moderator: Ben Fishman, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa, IISS
    Friday 10 January 2014
    IISS-US, Washington DC

  • Politics and Strategy

    Sarah Brockmeier: Will Berlin clear the way for more common defence?

    09 January 2014.  After the longest coalition talks that Germany has ever seen, the new government has finally taken up its work. In the country’s foreign and defence policy, the world should not expect much change from Germany. As Wolfgang Ischinger, former diplomat and current Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, recently put it, ‘continuity and caution will remain the watchwords of German foreign and security policy’. While he is surely correct about this...

  • Events

    NATO’s maritime dimension: present and future

    04 December 2013. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Vice Admiral Peter Hudson
    Commander, Allied Maritime Command, NATO
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 04 December

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