• Expert Commentary

    On Track: When the cupboard is Bear - Nato European defence responses to Russia

    17 June 2015.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics and Henry Boyd, Research Associate for Defence and Military Analysis Russia’s actions in the Ukraine have forced NATO European policy makers to grapple with their most serious collective security challenge since the end of the Cold War; at the same time as financial crisis driven fiscal consolidation on a near-continental scale continues to exert significant downward pressure on the region’s defence spending. ...

  • IISS Voices

    Paulina Izewicz: Eastern Europe’s post-Crimea disarmament nerves

    11 June 2015.  In light of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin’s recent nuclear rhetoric, Poland and other states in region are increasingly cautious about the further withdrawal of US tactical nuclear weapons from European soil

  • Strategic Comments

    European defence spending rises, but well short of NATO target

    20 May 2015. 

    Although NATO’s European member countries have begun to increase defence spending, there is a $100bn deficit between aspirations and actual spending levels. In the context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, states are seeking to heighten military readiness.

  • Expert Commentary

    Foreign Affairs: Who Lost Libya?

    21 April 2015.  Obama’s Intervention in Retrospect Foreign Affairs May/June 2015

  • Events

    Russia and the West: A New Cold War?

    15 April 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Matthew Kroenig
    Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council 
    Jeremy Shapiro
    Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution
    Chair: Dana Allin
    Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs and Editor of Survival, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 15 April 2015

  • Events

    An Update on the Ukraine Crisis: The New Minsk Agreements and Beyond

    03 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 3 March 2015, 6:30-8pm

  • Events

    International Responses to Hybrid Conflict in Fragile States

    24 February 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Jamie Shea
    Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 24 February 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Military Balance Blog

    Alexander Nicoll: NATO - posture and developments in 2014

    17 February 2015.  By Alexander Nicoll, Senior Fellow for Geo-economics and Defence The Military Balance has its origins in the Cold War standoff between NATO and the former Soviet Union, and as the 2015 edition discusses, the past year has seen NATO in some senses return to its origins. A new Cold War is not the aim, as Alex Nicoll explains, but the events of 2014 engendered a reappraisal of both NATO’s own role...

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 1, Part III: Hybrid warfare: challenge and response

    12 February 2015.  A challenge to NATO
    Broader responses
    Military aspects

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