• Survival

    Little Grey Men: China and the Ukraine Crisis

    21 November 2016. 

    China is moving towards a ‘Russian’ view of hybrid and proxy warfare – particularly in cyberspace.

  • Survival

    Able Archer 83: What Were the Soviets Thinking?

    21 November 2016. 

    The 1983 war scare was less frightening than many have claimed. Nevertheless, the Able Archer episode offers lessons on dealing with situations of great tension.

  • Survival

    A Strong and Balanced Approach to Russia

    21 November 2016. 

    The United States does not seek a new cold war with Russia. But the United States will defend its allies and partners, and the principled international order.

  • Events

    Russia, the Middle East and the Geopolitical Implications of Trump

    17 November 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Major General (Retd) Amos Yadlin, Executive Director, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Dr Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Management Board, Institute of Contemporary Development, Russia; Member of the IISS Council
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 17 November 2016, 2.30–3.30PM GMT

  • Politics and Strategy

    From the latest Survival: Information Warfare and the US Presidential Election

    01 November 2016.  In a US election season that continues to shock and bewilder, the revelation that Russia may have been behind the leaking of Democratic National Committee emails added a new and disturbing twist. With many signs pointing to Russian state culpability, Nigel Inkster investigates these claims and contends that, if indeed responsible for the attacks, Russia may have overplayed its hand. ‘If we do assume that, on a balance of probabilities, the...

  • Expert Commentary

    Russia’s use of military force as a foreign policy tool: is there a logic?

    20 October 2016.  Russia has used its military beyond its borders with unprecedented frequency in the period since the invasion of Crimea in February 2014. In this PONARS Policy Memo Samuel Charap explains this behaviour, arguing that we should see Moscow's use of force as one element of a broader coercive bargaining process.

  • Military Balance Blog

    The Kuznetsov questions for NATO

    19 October 2016.  The Russian Navy's sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, has been deployed and is thought to be headed to the eastern Mediterranean. Nick Childs argues that despite the carrier's somewhat limited capabilities, NATO has some long-term questions to answer about how to respond to Moscow's willingness to use its maritime assets more assertively.

  • Strategic Comments

    The United States’ Syria quandary

    12 October 2016. 

    Following the collapse of the latest ceasefire, the Obama administration faces increasing pressure from interventionists for more robust military action against the Assad regime. But the United States' military options are problematic. The administration's Syria policy will probably not change substantially before he leaves office in January, though Hillary Clinton – his likely successor – has indicated that she would lean farther forward, in particular by imposing no-fly zones.

  • Military Balance Blog

    French arms exports success – the data behind the numbers

    12 October 2016.  There is no denying that French industry, supported by government, has celebrated genuine successes on the global arms market in recent years. However, as Lucie Béraud-Sudreau argues, the value of actual deliveries, rather than orders, offers a much clearer sense of defence-market trends.

  • Expert Commentary

    New York Times: Don’t Intervene in Syria

    06 October 2016.  The cease-fire in Syria that the United States and Russia tortuously negotiated has, like the one before it, fallen apart. Jonathan Stevenson – Senior Fellow for US Defence and Editor of Strategic Comments at the IISS – and Steven Simon argue that the next step, unsatisfying as it may be, is to try and negotiate a new deal.

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