• Shangri-La Dialogue

    Preventing Conflict Escalation

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Third Plenary Session

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Preventing Conflict Escalation: Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Third Plenary Session
    Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence, Malaysia

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Preventing Conflict Escalation: Tea Banh

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Third Plenary Session
    General Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense, Cambodia

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Preventing Conflict Escalation: Michael Fallon

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Third Plenary Session
    Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom

  • Strategic Comments

    European defence spending rises, but well short of NATO target

    20 May 2015. 

    Although NATO’s European member countries have begun to increase defence spending, there is a $100bn deficit between aspirations and actual spending levels. In the context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, states are seeking to heighten military readiness.

  • Survival

    Leaving Europe: British Process, Greek Event

    11 May 2015.  British exit from the European Union would be a long, difficult and conflictual process. Greek exit from the euro would centre on a short, punctuated crisis.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Alexander Nicoll: Britain’s Election Shocks

    08 May 2015.  Three extraordinary facts on the day after the most surprising British election for many years: David Cameron’s Conservative Party has won an outright majority of parliamentary seats that was predicted by nobody; three party leaders, including Labour’s Ed Miliband, have already resigned; and in Scotland, the vehemently anti-Conservative Scottish National Party (SNP) has swept almost all the seats, ending decades of Labour dominance. And some immediate observations: The opinion polls, which...

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: General election - France must craft EU strategy after Tory win

    08 May 2015.  By François Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy IISS's François Heisbourg considers the implications of the UK general election results for one of the union's principal strategic partners: France. Read the full article at the Financial Times (subscription required)

  • Politics and Strategy

    Britain’s Confusing Election

    06 May 2015.  As the United Kingdom prepares to head to the polls on 7 May, here is a roundup of recent Survival coverage of the peculiar state of British politics. Alexander Nicoll: ‘Britain’s Confusing Election’, Survival, April–May 2015 The political currents that have contributed to the Liberal Democrats’ fall from grace and the rise of UKIP and the SNP (as well as the Green Party, which has a projected share of 7%) are...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Tom Waldwyn: Renewing Trident

    05 May 2015.  Facts concerning the future of the UK’s submarine-based nuclear capability

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