• Strategic Comments

    Countering hybrid threats: challenges for the West

    21 November 2014. 

    The West's adversaries have increasingly sensed the advantages of mixing up tactics and gaining asymmetric advantages. Countering such 'hybrid' threats will require new, adjustable, cross-government, cross-Alliance responses.

  • Strategic Comments

    Ukraine conflict: risk of escalation remains

    07 November 2014. 

    The Ukraine conflict has been pushed into a new phase by elections in separatist-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk. In spite of attempts to achieve a ceasefire, a renewal of hostilities is possible at any point in the coming months.

  • Expert Commentary

    Samuel Charap: Is a Stable Agreement Possible Between Russia and Ukraine?

    01 November 2014.  Lecture by Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS, at the Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine, Saturday 1 November 2014 Politics, principles, and conscience demand that Ukraine make no agreements with Russia. After the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and incitement followed by direct intervention in the east, it would be unseemly at best and treasonous at worst for Kyiv to engage in any sort of deal-making with Moscow today –...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Douglas Barrie: Book Review - Brothers Armed: Military Aspects of the Crisis in Ukraine

    30 October 2014.  East View Press, October 2014; by Vasiliy Kashin, Sergey Denisentsev, et al; foreword by David M. Glantz; edited by Colby Howard and Ruslan Pukhov

  • IISS Voices

    John Drennan: The new landscape of European security

    16 October 2014.  By John Drennan, Research Assistant, Russia and Eurasia Programme NATO is entering its fifth phase as it assesses its role post-Afghanistan, according to Derek Chollet, US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. This new phase focuses on issues much closer to home, as the Alliance works together to fight against the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and faces the crisis in Ukraine.  Speaking at...

  • Strategic Comments

    Ukraine’s election: springboard for change?

    13 October 2014. 

    Elections to Ukraine's parliament should result in a new government that reflects the political changes that have occurred in the country since late 2013. But if it is not able to implement long-overdue institutional reforms, there is a substantial risk of another political crisis in the next few years.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Chi Kong Chyong and Pierre Noël: Ukraine’s energy brinkmanship

    10 October 2014.  In the fog of its foreign-policy confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, the European Union seems unable to see its energy-security interests clearly or to act accordingly. Kiev has used the international crisis triggered by Russia’s actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine to restructure the contracts with Moscow it signed in 2009. It wants a much lower price for its gas imports and the ability to swap gas with Gazprom’s clients in...

  • Events

    The New Landscape of European Security

    08 October 2014. 

    IISS-US Policy Makers Series
    Derek Chollet
    Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs,
    US Department of Defense
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 8 October 2014

  • Expert Commentary

    Sam Charap: How to Avoid a New Cold War

    07 October 2014.  Lecture by Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University on 30 September 2014, as part of the IISS-SAIS European and Eurasian Studies Fall lecture series.

  • 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 06 October 2014

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