• Events

    US Arms Control Policy and Strategic Posture in the Face of a Resurgent Russia

    06 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Elbridge Colby
    Robert M. Gates Fellow, Center for a New American Security
    Arundel House, London
    Monday, 6 October 2014, 11am-12pm

  • IISS Voices

    John Drennan: Poroshenko and the limits of US assistance

    30 September 2014.  By John Drennan, Research Assistant and Programme Officer, Russia and Eurasia Programme On 18 September, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered a heartfelt speech to a joint session of the US Congress, imploring the United States to begin providing lethal aid to the Ukrainian military. The insurgency in eastern Ukraine, bolstered by alleged Russian support, is still killing his soldiers despite the ceasefire now in place. While Poroshenko landed in Washington hopeful...

  • Expert Commentary

    Current History: How to Avoid a New Cold War

    26 September 2014.  By Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS and Jeremy Shapiro, Foreign Policy Studies Fellow, Brooking Institution “[T]here is a need to find a balance between sanctioning Russia for its recent transgressions of international norms and keeping the door open for better relations in the future.” This year, the tragedies and outrages of the Ukraine crisis have dominated headlines and thinking about Western relations with Russia. There can be little...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Douglas Barrie & Joseph Dempsey: Ukrainian air force capability erodes further

    25 September 2014.  By Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace and Joseph Dempsey, Research Analyst, Defence and Military Analysis Programme The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine declared on 3 September 2014, should it hold, will provide a welcome respite for the Ukrainian air force and army aviation units, both of which have suffered notable losses of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. Arguably, however, as much damage had already been done before fighting began due to years...

  • Events

    Energy Security and the Ukraine Crisis

    24 September 2014.  IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    Dr Pierre Noel
    Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for
    Economic and Energy Security, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday, 24 September 2014

  • GSR

    Global Energy: A Strategic Assessment

    21 September 2014. 

    Global Stratgic Review 2014 Third Plenary Session
    Dr Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club 
    Tadashi Maeda, Senior Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Dr William Pizer, Professor of Public Policy, Duke University; former Deputy Assistant Secretary  for Environment and Energy, US Department of the Treasury  

  • IISS Voices

    Christian Le Miere: Ukraine brings cool wind to the Arctic

    20 September 2014.  By Christian Le Mière, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security One of the pervasive themes of this year’s Global Strategic Review is, unsurprisingly, Ukraine. The annexation of Crimea and conflict in the east of the country resonates through conversations on Europe’s security, the role of NATO and the international order. For this reason, both the keynote session and the first plenary were focused on this most strategic of issues. But...

  • GSR

    The International System and the Ukraine Crisis

    20 September 2014. 

    Global Strategic Review 2014 Keynote Session
    Professor François Heisbourg, Chairman of the Council, IISS; Special Adviser, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique 
    Dr Igor Yurgens, Chairman, Institute of Contemporary Development; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS-US

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Survey: Ukraine - Frozen conflict or failed state?

    19 September 2014.  The Ukraine parliament’s vote on  16 September to grant  limited self-rule to rebel-held Luhansk and Donetsk, means that eastern Ukraine will be a ‘frozen conflict’ for at least the next three years, said Samuel Charap, IISS Senior Fellow for Russia & Eurasia, at the Strategic Survey 2014. He denied that Ukraine was now a ‘failed state,’ pointing to the financial and structural assistance provided by the IMF; however failure to...

  • GSR

    Nordic Perspectives on European Security

    19 September 2014. 

    Global Strategic Review 2014 Keynote Discussion and Opening Remarks

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