• Events

    A Conversation with His Excellency Kåre R. Aas

    29 April 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Ambassadors' Forum
    His Excellency Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Friday 29 April 2016, 8.30–9.30AM EDT

  • Events

    Western Defence Reassurances to Gulf Arabs After the Iran Deal: Are We on the Same Page?

    21 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ellen Laipson, Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus, Stimson Center
    Michael Eisenstadt, Military and Security Studies Program Director, The Washington Institute
    Caroline Hurndall MBE, Head of Middle East Team, British Embassy Washington
    Bilal Saab, Resident Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, Atlantic Council
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 21 April 2016, 10–11.30AM EDT

  • Survival

    Modernising NATO’s Defence Infrastructure with EU Funds

    21 March 2016. 

    NATO has limited collective financial means to modernise Europe’s defence-transportation and supply links. The European Union might be able to help.

  • Survival

    Can Poland Defend Itself?

    21 March 2016. 

    Poland’s strong stance at NATO headquarters in favour of collective defence has never been matched at home by efforts to develop the necessary capabilities.

  • Survival

    NATO, A2/AD and the Kaliningrad Challenge

    21 March 2016. 

    Kaliningrad’s geography offers advantages not just to Russia, but also to NATO.

  • Events

    The Road from Sarajevo: British Army Operations in Bosnia 1995-96

    10 March 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 10 March 2016, 5.30-6.30PM GMT

  • Expert Commentary

    European Geostrategy: European military capabilities and future conflict

    07 March 2016.  By Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis EU member states are currently pulled in different directions: for some, rebuilding the credibility of conventional deterrence and collective defence in light of a resurgent Russia leads to a renewed focus on NATO whereas others remain keen to engage in multifaceted crisis management operations, and are prepared to ramp up efforts in defence capacity building or train and equip missions for which...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jonathan Solomon: A conventional dual-track decision for NATO?

    22 February 2016.  The NATO defence-ministerial meetings in February marked a turning point in the Alliance’s handling of the increasing Russian threat to Euro-Atlantic security. For the first time since Russia’s March 2014 annexation of Crimea and subsequent initiation of sponsored insurgencies and then direct intervention in Donbas, NATO’s members have collectively concluded that the Alliance’s two and a half decade-old conventional deterrence posture in Central and Eastern Europe is insufficient to meet...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Giri Rajendran: NATO, Europe and the 2% of GDP target

    16 February 2016.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics Last week was a busy one for Europe’s defence policymaking and defence-industrial community, with NATO’s latest defence ministers’ meeting convening on 10–11 February and the annual Munich Security Conference on 12–14 February. Firmly on the agenda was the growing threat that both state and non-state actors pose to European security, as well as the level of resources on which armed forces in...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Military Balance Recap: NATO’s strategic policy towards Russia

    12 February 2016.  At the launch of The Military Balance 2016 on 9 February, Bastian Giegerich, IISS Director of Defence and Military Analysis, talks about NATO’s approach to Russia following the failure of the European strategic partnership with Moscow. In the run-up to the Warsaw Summit, ‘we will see a much bigger focus on deterrence,’ he says. NATO will try to solve the concurrency challenge of balancing geography, with simultaneous threats in its East...

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