• Survival

    Ukraine and the Art of Limited War

    01 December 2014.  Putin’s power play in Ukraine was impulsive and improvised, without any clear sense of the desired end state. After many months of effort, Russia has achieved limited gains, but at high cost.

  • IISS Voices

    John Drennan: The new landscape of European security

    16 October 2014.  By John Drennan, Research Assistant, Russia and Eurasia Programme NATO is entering its fifth phase as it assesses its role post-Afghanistan, according to Derek Chollet, US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. This new phase focuses on issues much closer to home, as the Alliance works together to fight against the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and faces the crisis in Ukraine.  Speaking at...

  • Events

    The New Landscape of European Security

    08 October 2014. 

    IISS-US Policy Makers Series
    Derek Chollet
    Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs,
    US Department of Defense
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 8 October 2014

  • Expert Commentary

    Sam Charap: How to Avoid a New Cold War

    07 October 2014.  Lecture by Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University on 30 September 2014, as part of the IISS-SAIS European and Eurasian Studies Fall lecture series.

  • Events

    US Arms Control Policy and Strategic Posture in the Face of a Resurgent Russia

    06 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Elbridge Colby
    Robert M. Gates Fellow, Center for a New American Security
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 06 October 2014

  • 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  

  • 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.

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