• Adelphi Books

    Introduction: South Africa as a hegemonic power

    25 January 2018. 

    Since 1994, South Africa has struggled to translate its military prowess, economic weight and reserves of soft power into tangible or enduring influence on the ground in Africa. This book explores these difficulties and argues that Pretoria’s lack of strategic vision has gradually eroded its leadership position, which will likely give rise to a new environment in which South Africa is no longer the pre-eminent power on the continent.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Four: The plight of the South African National Defence Force

    25 January 2018. 

    Given the implications of state fragility for conflict in Africa, the demand for peace operations on the continent is likely to grow, and South Africa will be expected to play a pivotal role. However, chronic underfunding, highlighted by the recent South African Defence Review 2014, has left glaring weaknesses in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). This chapter analyses the shortfalls of the SANDF, the prospects for reform and the implications of this capability crisis for South Africa's continental leadership ambitions.

  • Adelphi Books

    Conclusion: South Africa in Africa: The challenges of the new multipolarity

    25 January 2018. 

    The central question facing South Africa as it prepares to move into the post-Zuma era is whether the ANC can restore its credibility – battered over a decade of egregious misrule – as a competent party of government. The book's conclusion considers what may lie beyond hegemony for South Africa and the wider continent, a future replete with both opportunities and dangers.

  • Military Balance Blog

    France and Germany: drivers of European defence-industrial cooperation

    18 December 2017.  Obstacles remain for European defence-industrial rationalisation, but the current Franco-German drive could provide a new impetus.

  • IISS Voices

    No German post-election crisis – but a set back for Europe

    01 December 2017.  This year's vote was always going to be difficult for Angela Merkel and Germany. The disruption it has has brought is felt across the continent.

  • Events

    The return of the carriers: implications for UK defence and beyond

    30 November 2017. 

    Thursday 30 November, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Events

    Indonesia and the UN Security Council

    26 October 2017. 

    Thursday 26 October, 5.30–6.30pm
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Dr Rizal Sukma, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom
    Chair:
    Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs, Editor of Survival, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    China Global Security Tracker, February to July 2017

    04 October 2017.  New analysis of China's defense and security policy, diplomatic initiatives and military operations - as well as the domestic drivers of Beijing's expansive policies.

  • Survival

    Rethinking NATO’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons

    18 September 2017.  NATO should move to a safer, more secure and more credible nuclear deterrent – including withdrawing, and not replacing, US tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

  • IISS Voices

    Japan’s demographic disaster: looming crisis threatens US power and Asia-Pacific regional stability

    04 August 2017.  Japan is on course to lose as much as 30% of its population in the coming decades, putting the country at risk of insolvency and potentially ending its role as a pillar of regional stability. The crisis threatens not only Japan’s national security, but the entire US position in the Asia-Pacific.

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