• Strategic Comments

    NATO’s look East

    24 June 2016. 

    Russia's military modernisation and aggressiveness have prompted NATO to refocus on European security and especially on reassuring worried Eastern members of the Alliance, and spurred NATO members to spend more on defence. But differences remain among allies over the specific measures required to ensure effective deterrence and sufficient comfort. NATO also faces complex challenges involving terrorism, state failure and humanitarian strife on its periphery.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Ian Keddie: Undersea challenge for NATO takes shape

    08 June 2016.  By Ian Keddie, Research Analyst, Defence and Military Analysis Programme In his keynote address at the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) 2016 conference in Oslo, Norwegian State Secretary for Defence, Øystein Bø, declared that NATO must re-establish command of the maritime domain in light of a shift in the established order. Clearly, this means the new relationship with Russia, and developments such as increased Russian submarine activity, as well as its revived activities...

  • Expert Commentary

    Polish Quarterly of International Affairs: NATO’s Strategic Adaptation, the Warsaw Summit and Beyond

    26 May 2016.  By Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis NATO’s strategic adaptation has only just begun. The Alliance’s 2014 summit in Wales initiated the process and defined the short-term goals to reassure allies against the context of a shifting and deteriorating security environment. The 2016 Warsaw summit will rightly celebrate what has been achieved since Wales. Strategic significance, however, will be achieved only if NATO’s heads of state and government use...

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Nicoll: Despite fears of Brexiteers, greater EU defence cooperation makes sense

    12 May 2016.  Brexiteers’ fear of a ‘European army’ is laughable, argues Alexander Nicoll, given the ongoing failure of European countries to pool their defence efforts - greater EU defence cooperation would be better for all members, but domestic interests always get in the way

  • Events

    A Conversation with His Excellency Kåre R. Aas

    29 April 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Ambassadors' Forum
    His Excellency Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Friday 29 April 2016, 8.30–9.30AM EDT

  • Events

    Western Defence Reassurances to Gulf Arabs After the Iran Deal: Are We on the Same Page?

    21 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ellen Laipson, Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus, Stimson Center
    Michael Eisenstadt, Military and Security Studies Program Director, The Washington Institute
    Caroline Hurndall MBE, Head of Middle East Team, British Embassy Washington
    Bilal Saab, Resident Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, Atlantic Council
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 21 April 2016, 10–11.30AM EDT

  • Survival

    Modernising NATO’s Defence Infrastructure with EU Funds

    21 March 2016. 

    NATO has limited collective financial means to modernise Europe’s defence-transportation and supply links. The European Union might be able to help.

  • Survival

    Can Poland Defend Itself?

    21 March 2016. 

    Poland’s strong stance at NATO headquarters in favour of collective defence has never been matched at home by efforts to develop the necessary capabilities.

  • Survival

    NATO, A2/AD and the Kaliningrad Challenge

    21 March 2016. 

    Kaliningrad’s geography offers advantages not just to Russia, but also to NATO.

  • Events

    The Road from Sarajevo: British Army Operations in Bosnia 1995-96

    10 March 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 10 March 2016, 5.30-6.30PM GMT

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