• The Military Balance

    Chapter 5: Russia-Eurasia

    09 February 2016.  Russia: Syria mission; New military doctrine; Personnel issues; Exercises and deployments; Armed services; Land forces; Navy; Aerospace Forces; Strategic Rocket Forces; Defence economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending; Procurement and industry; State Armament Programme 2011–20; Future uncertainties; Russian acquisition reform
    Ukraine: Military expansion; force development; Bolstering the armed forces; Mobilisation and volunteers; Paramilitary forces expand; Training and weaponry

  • The Military Balance

    Editor’s Introduction

    09 February 2016. 

    A surge in high-profile terrorist attacks at the end of 2015 added to the increasing crises, conflicts and sense of uncertainty preoccupying the planning staffs of defence ministries worldwide.

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 1, Part I: Armoured fighting vehicles: renewed relevance; technological progress

    09 February 2016.  Armour since 9/11: threat and response
    Russian AFV modernisation
    Contemporary fleets
    Future developments

  • Military Balance Blog

    Giri Rajendran: Russia and China drive global defence-spending increases in 2015

    09 February 2016.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics The Military Balance 2016 – released today – contains both raw data as well as text and graphical analysis highlighting ongoing trends in the global defence economy. Key findings in the present edition include the degree to which Russian and Chinese defence spending has driven global increases in the past year, India’s overtaking of France in the global ranking and, lastly, the...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Elizabeth Pond: Gunfight at the Ukraine Corral

    04 February 2016.  2016 promises to be a decisive year for Ukraine. The sudden resignation on 3 February of Economics Minister Aivaras Abromavicius – and the immediate sharp fall of Ukraine's sovereign bonds – suggest that the showdown is at hand, much sooner than expected. The country faces a stark choice. Its second civil-society uprising in a decade could dissolve into infighting among oligarchs, as the first one did. Or, with the help...

  • Survival

    World Order after Ukraine

    19 January 2016. 

    The crisis in Ukraine has strained Russia’s relations with the West to breaking point. An objective understanding of the roots of the conflict is essential if a new order is to be established.  

  • Survival

    Russia in a Post-Bipolar World

    19 January 2016. 

    Since the end of the Cold War, the West has attempted to impose on the world its own political model as a universal solution.

  • Events

    The Nature of the Russian Threat to NATO

    17 December 2015. 

    Survival Seminar
    Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
    Elbridge Colby, Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
    Jonathan Solomon, Senior Systems and Technology Analyst, Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
    Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS-US
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 17 December 2015, 2pm-3pm EST

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