• 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...

  • Expert Commentary

    Australian Outlook: Tailhooking in the South China Sea - A Visit to the Supercarrier USS Carl Vinson

    15 October 2014.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security Stepping onto the deck of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on 30 September, a group of recently initiated ‘honorary tailhookers’ (an International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow amongst them), emerged from the cabin of the C-2 Greyhound aircraft which had flown them out to the carrier from Singapore’s Paya Lebar airbase. The group, including diplomats and Singapore Armed...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Under the volcano

    14 October 2014.  Fifty-two years ago, on 12 October 1962, the ‘Columbus Day Storm’ smashed into the Pacific Northwest region of North America, causing at least $2 billion in damage in today’s money and interrupting electricity supplies to many areas for weeks. By some measures it was the most powerful extratropical storm to hit the United States in the twentieth century, and more powerful than Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Many tropical hurricanes, to...

  • Events

    Changing Asia-a Japanese Perspective: How to Read Asia Today

    13 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ichiro Fujisaki 
    President, America–Japan Society, Inc;
    Distinguished Professor and Chairman of International Strategies, Sophia University, Tokyo;
    Distinguished Professor, Keio University, Tokyo;
    Former Ambassador of Japan to the US
    Arundel House, London
    Monday, 13 October 2014

  • IISS Voices

    Douglas Barrie: US arms control policy in the face of a resurgent Russia

    08 October 2014.  By Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace Russia's behaviour over Ukraine has called into question the assumptions underpinning the US's approach to strategic deterrence that have been in place since the end of the Cold War, according to Elbridge Colby, the Robert M. Gates Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Speaking at the IISS on 6 October, on the subject of ‘US Arms Control Policy and...

  • 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

  • Expert Commentary

    Mark Fitzpatrick: The Iran nuclear talks – a view from London

    02 October 2014.  I am happy to be back in the US, but I do like living in London. For those who prefer moderation, the weather is rarely ever too hot or too cold. The political weather is moderate, too. When the northern bits of the island threatened to break the 300-year union, Westminster’s response was to show its love by flying Scottish flags. British political parties quibble on many matters, but not...

  • IISS Voices

    John Drennan: Poroshenko and the limits of US assistance

    30 September 2014.  By John Drennan, Research Assistant and Programme Officer, Russia and Eurasia Programme On 18 September, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered a heartfelt speech to a joint session of the US Congress, imploring the United States to begin providing lethal aid to the Ukrainian military. The insurgency in eastern Ukraine, bolstered by alleged Russian support, is still killing his soldiers despite the ceasefire now in place. While Poroshenko landed in Washington hopeful...

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