• Adelphi Books

    Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

    12 January 2017. 

    With talk in world capitals of a new cold war, this Adelphi examines the roots of the Ukraine crisis, analysing Western and Russian policies in post-Soviet Eurasia since 1991, and providing an assessment of both Russia and the West’s actions post-2014.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: Breaking point

    14 December 2016. 

    This chapter covers the Ukraine crisis itself: the election of Viktor Yanukovych; the developments that led to the Maidan Revolution; the fall of Yanukovych’s government; the occupation and annexation of the Crimean peninsula; the intensification of conflict in eastern Ukraine; and international attempts to resolve the situation.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Four: The negative-sum game and how to move past it

    14 December 2016. 

    The Ukraine crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome in which all parties are worse off, and international security has declined. In this final chapter, the authors consider ways in which the major players might move past this negative-sum game.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction

    14 December 2016.  The crisis in Ukraine began in November 2013 when a crackdown on students protesting against the government’s decision not to sign an agreement linking the country more closely with the EU led to huge street protests, ending with the overthrow of the president. Russia then occupied and annexed the Crimean peninsula, and supported unrest in the Donbas area of eastern Ukraine. This chapter introduces the concept of the negative-sum game as a metaphor for the conflict, and explores some alternative explanations.

  • Events

    It’s a deal: the business of peacebuilding

    01 November 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Elke Grawert, Senior Researcher, Bonn International Center for Conversion
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 1 November 2016, 12.30–1.30PM GMT

  • IISS Voices

    Renewed militancy exacerbates the complex peace process in the Niger Delta

    12 October 2016.  Addressing the root causes of unrest in the Niger Delta is the only way to sustainable peace in the region

  • ACD Insight

    Renewed militancy exacerbates the complex peace process in the Niger Delta

    12 October 2016.  Addressing the root causes of unrest in the Niger Delta is the only way to sustainable peace in the region

  • Expert Commentary

    New York Times: Don’t Intervene in Syria

    06 October 2016.  The cease-fire in Syria that the United States and Russia tortuously negotiated has, like the one before it, fallen apart. Jonathan Stevenson – Senior Fellow for US Defence and Editor of Strategic Comments at the IISS – and Steven Simon argue that the next step, unsatisfying as it may be, is to try and negotiate a new deal.

  • IISS Voices

    Antonio Sampaio: What now for Colombia's peace process?

    04 October 2016.  The Colombian people's rejection of the FARC peace deal has thrown the country into disarray. What happens now? Officially, the peace process goes on, says Antonio Sampaio, but the challenge just got a whole lot bigger.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 10: Latin America

    27 September 2016. 

    The downfall of left-leaning governments across Latin America came to seem inevitable, due to their over-reliance on favourable economic winds and failure to prepare for hard times.

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