• Events

    The Ukraine crisis and the search for a new normal

    01 May 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Samuel Charap
    Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 01 May 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Military Balance Blog

    Joseph Dempsey: Russia deploys latest tank variant to Ukraine border

    17 April 2014.  By Joseph Dempsey, Research Analyst for The Military Balance In late March 2014 a number of videos were published online reportedly showing the deployment by rail of Russian Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) to areas adjoining the border with Ukraine. These include an unknown number of T-72B3 MBTs, as identified by IISS analysts. The T-72B3 is the latest update of the venerable, Soviet-era T-72 MBT family, which forms the majority of the...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Giri Rajendran: What now for European defence spending?

    09 April 2014.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics The crisis in Ukraine has caused strategic planners across Europe to sit up and take notice. One question that is already being reflected upon is whether cuts to European defence budgets have gone too far. At the EU–US summit on 26 March, President Barack Obama voiced his concerns over diminished levels of defence spending in many NATO European states, warning that: ‘The...

  • Events

    Pope Francis between Obama and Putin

    09 April 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Massimo Franco
    Political Commentator, Corriere della Sera
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 9 April 2014

  • Military Balance Blog

    Johan Norberg & Fredrik Westerlund: Russia and Ukraine: military-strategic options, and possible risks, for Moscow

    07 April 2014.  By Johan Norberg & Fredrik Westerlund, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) A further Russian military intervention in Ukraine would not only be damaging to the security of both Ukraine and Europe. It could also entail significant military-strategic risks for Russia, reducing its military options in other strategic directions such as Central Asia and the Caucasus. While Russian officials still claim they have a one-million-strong army, it may still face military-strategic overstretch should...

  • Survival

    Russia’s Breaking Point

    01 April 2014. 

    As Russia mulls its next move in Ukraine, consideration of its allies’ reactions might have greater weight than the response of the West.

  • Survival

    Russia and Ukraine

    01 April 2014. 

    The West has often assumed that Russia is inherently hostile to Ukraine, and the March events seem to validate that assumption. But Moscow’s moves are in fact a real departure from previous Russian policy.

  • Events

    The Ukrainian Crisis and the Western Response

    25 March 2014. 

    IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    Dr Samuel Charap
    Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS  
    Dr Keith Darden
    Associate Professor, American University  
    Ambassador Lee Feinsten
    Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
    Moderator: Susan Glasser, Editor, POLITICO Magazine
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 25 March 2014

  • Military Balance Blog

    Infographic: Russia's Southern Military District

    20 March 2014.  Analysts in the IISS Defence and Military Analysis Programme have produced a map of Russia’s Southern Military District army and air force bases and force dispositions

  • Events

    External Threats and Domestic Challenges: Strategic Choices for the EU

    20 March 2014. 

    IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    François Heisbourg
    Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 20 March 2014

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