• Strategic Comments

    NATO summit: reassurance and effective responses

    11 September 2014. 

    Events in Ukraine and northern Iraq dramatically increased the significance of NATO's September summit. It marked a turning point for the Alliance, as combat operations in Afghanistan drew to a close and members renewed their commitment to collective defence.

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Nicoll: NATO summit will stiffen Western resolve

    03 September 2014.  By Alexander Nicoll, Senior Fellow for Geo-economics and Defence The NATO summit in Wales this week was originally expected to be dull. The Alliance would look at ways to keep itself relevant after ending a 13-year combat presence in Afghanistan. But as it turns out, the gathering comes at a key moment, and leaders will take significant steps to strengthen the West’s ability to deal with the challenges that have erupted in...

  • Survival

    Sustaining Europe’s Security

    25 July 2014. 

    Future generations should not be burdened with debt, but their security needs must also be met.

  • 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.

  • Events

    The Changing International Order and NATO

    16 June 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Andrew Murrison MP
    Minister for International Security Strategy
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 16 June 2014, 6-7pm

  • Military Balance Blog

    Giri Rajendran: What now for European defence spending?

    09 April 2014.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics The crisis in Ukraine has caused strategic planners across Europe to sit up and take notice. One question that is already being reflected upon is whether cuts to European defence budgets have gone too far. At the EU–US summit on 26 March, President Barack Obama voiced his concerns over diminished levels of defence spending in many NATO European states, warning that: ‘The...

  • Events

    Post-2014 Transition in Afghanistan: Pakistan's Perspective

    12 March 2014. 

    Key Address
    Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security and Foreign Affairs
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 12 March 2014

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 10: Country comparisons - commitments, force levels and economics

    05 February 2014. 

    Selected Training Activity 2013
    UN Deployments 2013–14
    Non-UN Deployments 2013–2014
    International Comparisons of Defence Expenditure and Military Personnel

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 1, Part I: Conflict analysis and conflict trends

    05 February 2014.  Learning lessons and building capabilities
    Geopolitical priorities
    Threats
    What military capabilities?

  • The Military Balance

    Editor’s Introduction

    05 February 2014. 

    Editor's Introduction

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