• Expert Commentary

    Joint US-Korea Academic Studies: What to Do about North Korea

    29 August 2014.  By Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme  North Korea is the world’s most troublesome country, brutal at home and a bully abroad. In 2013 it became even more dangerous, both to its neighbors and to its own people. Most worrisome are the nuclear weapons that Pyongyang sees as vital for the preservation of the regime. Although North Korea seems intent on never trading them away for economic or political benefits...

  • Expert Commentary

    Indian Express: Modi’s red lines

    25 August 2014.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director, Geo-economics and Strategy The decision of the Narendra Modi government to call off a meeting between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan, drawing a Lakshman rekha on the issue of Pakistan’s official contact with Kashmiri separatists, has surprised many in India and abroad. Coming after an initial unexpected generosity of spirit in the outreach to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, this tough stance has been likened by...

  • Expert Commentary

    NPR Morning Edition: Is Syria Becoming A Partner In The Fight Against Islamist Terror

    22 August 2014.  Kelly McEvers talks to Emile Hokayem, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, about some western nations shifting to the idea of working with Syria's regime to fight Islamist militants.

  • IISS Voices

    Karl Eikenberry: Sino-American conflict is not inevitable

    08 August 2014.  China’s recent economic rise has generated widespread predictions of an inevitable conflict with the United States. But, IISS Council Member Lieutenant-General Karl Eikenberry argues in a recent article for American Review  that while there’s a long history of conflict between established and emerging powers, China and the United Sates are not necessarily fated to repeat the pattern today. Acknowledging the numerous points of tension between the two countries, Eikenberry suggests...

  • IISS Voices

    Strategic Snapshots: US Power Projection: Measured or Enfeebled?

    05 August 2014.  Is a US abdication of global leadership and military power, perceived or otherwise, exacerbating conflicts such as those in Syria and Ukraine? Dana Allin expands on his recent Survival article to argue that restraint in US foreign policy has good precedent, despite fears that Washington has ‘overlearned’ the costs of military adventurism.

  • Expert Commentary

    National Interest: Why Obama's Coercion Strategy in Ukraine Will Fail

    04 August 2014.  By Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 has dramatically escalated tensions surrounding the Ukraine crisis. On Tuesday, the EU and the United States enacted unprecedented economic sanctions against Russia, the world’s sixth largest economy. The talk in Western capitals is about the degree of punishment to exact against Russia for its actions and the extent of support to provide to the Ukrainian government, be...

  • Survival

    Cyber Warfare and Sino-American Crisis Instability

    25 July 2014.  China and the US both recognise that an armed conflict between them would include cyber warfare. But there is a curious and risky failure to connect the tactical military advantages of cyber attacks with the strategic hazards.

  • Survival

    NATO, Russia and Missile Defence

    25 July 2014. 

    Talks on NATO–Russia missile-defence cooperation were suspended in April during the crisis over Crimea. In retrospect, the window for a real breakthrough had closed some 18 months earlier.

  • Survival

    Spying on Allies

    25 July 2014. 

    Although some programmes crossed lines of propriety, US surveillance of partners did not constitute a breach of trust.

  • Survival

    Real and Present Danger

    25 July 2014. 

    The latest US assessments drive home the fact that dangerous climate change is not just a future risk. It is already here.

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