• Events

    Military innovation and adaptation: keeping the cutting edge sharp

    23 November 2016. 

    Corporate Roundtable
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 23 November 2016, 8–9AM BST

  • Survival

    Able Archer 83: What Were the Soviets Thinking?

    21 November 2016. 

    The 1983 war scare was less frightening than many have claimed. Nevertheless, the Able Archer episode offers lessons on dealing with situations of great tension.

  • Survival

    A Strong and Balanced Approach to Russia

    21 November 2016. 

    The United States does not seek a new cold war with Russia. But the United States will defend its allies and partners, and the principled international order.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Latvia deployment marks shift in Canada’s security and defence posture

    18 November 2016.  Despite lacking the military or financial punch of some other NATO members, Canada has announced its largest deployment of sustained military force to Europe in more than a decade, in support of the Alliance's enhanced forward presence on its eastern borders. As Ian Keddie explains, it is part of a broader strategy for Canada to act as a key bulwark against new forces driving shifts in the world order.

  • Military Balance Blog

    The Kuznetsov questions for NATO

    19 October 2016.  The Russian Navy's sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, has been deployed and is thought to be headed to the eastern Mediterranean. Nick Childs argues that despite the carrier's somewhat limited capabilities, NATO has some long-term questions to answer about how to respond to Moscow's willingness to use its maritime assets more assertively.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 8: Russia and Eurasia

    27 September 2016. 

    Tensions between Russia and the West manifested beyond Ukraine and Syria. The most consequential development in the relationship has been the deepening of military tensions between Russia and NATO.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 9: Europe

    27 September 2016. 

    The British referendum brought into renewed focus a familiar issue: the EU’s perceived democratic deficit. The growth of euroscepticism suggests that governments will need to address it more explicitly.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 1: Prospectives

    27 September 2016. 

    The underpinnings of geopolitics have splintered so much in the past year that the foundations of global order appear alarmingly weak. The year was characterised by a bad-tempered roar against political arrangements seen to be unfair, concocted by others, and out of touch with the current realities of international power or the prevailing winds of domestic sentiment.

  • Survival

    Removing Nuclear Weapons from Turkey

    12 September 2016. 

    Following the 15 July coup attempt, the American nuclear weapons in Turkey may now be the first of those stationed on NATO territory to be withdrawn.

  • Survival

    Dangerous Games

    12 September 2016. 

    How does contemporary Russia view NATO’s public attempts at thinking through scenarios for East–West conflict?

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