• IISS Voices

    Freedom or firewalls: shaping Africa’s internet

    27 February 2017.  Cameroon's online blackout is a symptom of a growing problem. Governments around the world are struggling to balance the need for political stability with the enormous capacity of the internet to create social disruption. Harriet Ellis examines how the timing of this event will benefit China's campaign for cyber sovereignty.

  • Military Balance Blog

    NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence: reassurance and deterrence

    20 February 2017.  A new NATO force lacks the size and power to deter Russian attacks on its own. But it will boost the cohesion and combat-readiness of NATO allies.

  • Strategic Comments

    The future of US Syria policy

    17 February 2017. 

    Despite campaign rhetoric suggesting bold changes to US Syria policy, President Trump has few realistic military or political options for major departures from Obama's policy. US policy will probably change only at the margins.

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 5: Russia and Eurasia

    14 February 2017.  Russia: A post-New Look era; National Guard; Personnel; Training; Syria; Ukraine; The Arctic; The Caucasus; Ground forces; Aerospace forces; Navy; Strategic forces; Defence Economics; Defence spending; State Armament Programme; Defence industry; Arms exports

    Ukraine: Military doctrine; Army structure; Personnel and training; Tactical changes; Inventory changes

  • The Military Balance

    Editor’s Introduction

    14 February 2017. 

    Amid a sense of surprise and, in many quarters, shock at the result of the US presidential election and the UK’s referendum to leave the EU, there was one constant in 2016 – that the global security environment remained as unremittingly bleak as before.

  • Military Balance Blog

    China’s very-long-range missile development

    13 February 2017.  Images of a Chinese aircraft fitted with what appears to be a very-long-range air-to-air missile have recently appeared online. Douglas Barrie takes a closer look.

  • Politics and Strategy

    The Power of Siberia natural-gas project: commercial or political?

    30 January 2017.  For Russia, the Power of Siberia gas deal with China is a long-term investment aimed at securing geopolitical returns

  • Events

    Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

    27 January 2017. 

    Adelphi Book Launch
    Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 27 January 2017, 12.30–1.30pm GMT

  • Press Releases

    New book calls for radical rethink of policy between Russia and the West

    27 January 2017.  London, 27 January 2017: The Ukraine crisis has left the West and Russia locked in a struggle for dominance in post-Soviet Eurasia that imposes losses on all parties, a new IISS publication contends.  Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia blames both Russia and the West for pursuing ‘zero-sum’ policies towards states such as Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Armenia. The crisis in Ukraine should be...

  • Survival

    Russia and China: A New Model of Great-Power Relations

    26 January 2017.  By accommodating each other’s strategic interests, Russia and China have achieved an effective partnership despite significant imbalances between them.

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