• 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, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Military Balance Blog

    Christian Le Miere: China’s maritime diplomacy in the Persian Gulf

    21 September 2014.  By Christian Le Mière, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security On 20 September 2014, two ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) pulled alongside in Bandar Abbas, Iran. The port call, led by the Type-052C destroyer Changchun, came ahead of joint exercises in the Persian Gulf due to start on 22 September. Changchun is the PLAN’s flagship for its 17th deployment on counter-piracy duties in the Gulf of Aden...

  • GSR

    The Purposes and Extent of Western Strategic and Military Capacity

    21 September 2014. 

    Global Stratgic Review 2014 Fifth Plenary Session
    Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Defence, Norway  
    Michael Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer, RAND; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War, All Souls College, University of Oxford;  Member of the Council, IISS  

  • GSR

    A New Cold War in Asia?

    21 September 2014. 

    Global Stratgic Review 2014 Fourth Plenary Session
    Eric Li, Chairman, Chengwei Capital; Member of the Council, IISS  
    Sarah Raine, Consulting Senior Fellow for Geo-Economics and Security, IISS 
    Ichita Yamamoto, former Minister in charge of Ocean Policy and Territorial Issues, Japan

  • GSR

    A New Cold War in Asia? Plenary Discussion

    21 September 2014. 

    Global Stratgic Review 2014 Fourth Plenary Session
    Eric Li, Chairman, Chengwei Capital; Member of the Council, IISS  
    Sarah Raine, Consulting Senior Fellow for Geo-Economics and Security, IISS 
    Ichita Yamamoto, former Minister in charge of Ocean Policy and Territorial Issues, Japan

  • GSR

    A New Cold War in Asia? Ichita Yamamoto

    21 September 2014. 

    Global Stratgic Review 2014 Fourth Plenary Session
    Ichita Yamamoto, former Minister in charge of Ocean Policy and Territorial Issues, Japan

  • IISS Voices

    Christian Le Miere: Ukraine brings cool wind to the Arctic

    20 September 2014.  By Christian Le Mière, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security One of the pervasive themes of this year’s Global Strategic Review is, unsurprisingly, Ukraine. The annexation of Crimea and conflict in the east of the country resonates through conversations on Europe’s security, the role of NATO and the international order. For this reason, both the keynote session and the first plenary were focused on this most strategic of issues. But...

  • Survival

    Threatlessness and US Grand Strategy

    17 September 2014.  In the October–November 2014 issue of Survival,

  • Survival

    Maxed Out?

    17 September 2014. 

    Two new books paint a picture of Obama’s grand strategy as one not of maximalism or retrenchment, but of restraint.

  • Survival

    Mastering the Endgame of War

    17 September 2014. 

    When fighting looms, leaders often focus on the opening rounds rather than ultimate strategic success. The US may be particularly prone to neglect the conflict endgame.

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