• Politics and Strategy

    Deterring North Korea the wrong way

    11 August 2017.  Donald Trump’s threats towards North Korea are likely to be counterproductive, warn Mark Fitzpatrick and Michael Elleman.

  • Expert Commentary

    Trump’s North Korea remarks: threat or bluster?

    09 August 2017.  Angry exchanges between the United States and North Korea are ratcheting up tensions and could create misperceptions that lead to war, analyst Mark Fitzpatrick says.

  • Expert Commentary

    Qatar and the interconnection of regional crises

    29 July 2017.  The Qatar crisis is not simply a regional tiff, it is a fundamental disagreement about the direction the wider region should take. The West needs to see that actions in one country immediately affect others, says Sir John Jenkins.

  • Expert Commentary

    The generals can’t save us from Trump

    28 July 2017.  John Kelly, as the new White House chief of staff, is unlikely to improve the substantive quality of Trump’s incompetent foreign and security policy. For all their experience and insight, the generals in the Trump administration have failed because they’re military men, not statesmen, argues Jonathan Stevenson.

  • Events

    A Conversation with His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

    26 July 2017. 

    His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States
    Chaired by Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC

  • IISS Voices

    On Iran, US and Europe may go their separate ways

    18 July 2017.  Washington is becoming increasingly confrontational when it comes to Iran and the future of the nuclear deal, while European policymakers have been at pains to emphasise its importance. As Paulina Izewicz explains, Europe appears increasingly ready to chart its own course.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Arms trade and democracy: Sweden’s new criteria for export controls

    18 July 2017.  A new draft bill in Sweden to introduce a ‘democracy criterion’ for granting arms-export licences would make the export of any materiel to the Gulf states more difficult and limit market access for Sweden’s defence industry.

  • Survival

    Poland’s Foreign-Policy Turn

    17 July 2017.  The new Poland is no longer an engine of European integration, nor does it seem to value its relationships with Germany and France.

  • Survival

    Realism, Liberalism and the Iraq War

    17 July 2017.  Of the many conventional wisdoms of American foreign policy, none is more misleading than the notion that the Iraq War was a product of liberalism.

  • Survival

    Can Israel Survive Without America?

    17 July 2017.  Those blithely advocating Israeli independence from the United States should be careful what they wish for.

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