• Expert Commentary

    The ban treaty and the future of US extended nuclear deterrence arrangements

    11 December 2017.  Forcing countries under the United States’ nuclear umbrella to pick a side on disarmament might actually consolidate, rather than undermine, their support for nuclear deterrence.

  • Survival

    European Security after the INF Treaty

    20 November 2017.  Losing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty could lead to destabilising changes in American, Russian and European forces and doctrines.

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    20 November 2017.  Counter-terrorism and Intelligence Jonathan Stevenson
    Europe Hanns W. Maull
    United States David C. Unger

  • Military Balance Blog

    BAE’s tactical cuts: a reflection of a lack of British strategic direction

    31 October 2017.  UK final assembly of crewed combat aircraft will likely end by the mid-2020s, due to a lack of long-term strategy from British governments.

  • Military Balance Blog

    European naval capabilities: strengths and weaknesses on show

    23 October 2017.  As recent NATO exercises show, Europe’s collective naval capability remains impressive, although continued integration of maritime forces on a more routine basis remains a challenge, says Nick Childs.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Macron’s European vision

    09 October 2017.  Fabrice Pothier interprets French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent speech as heralding a bold and ambitious – if not essentially new – strategy for French leadership in the European Union.

  • Events

    NATO, the North Atlantic, and maritime strategy: back to the future?

    02 October 2017. 

    Monday 2 October, 6–7pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Professor Eric Grove, Naval Historian and Author
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Military Balance Blog

    New UK frigate programme: the contenders to build Type-31e

    26 September 2017.  Defence companies are competing to build a new generation of British frigates. But tight budgets have presented them with a difficult task.

  • Survival

    NATO’s Limits: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe

    18 September 2017.  Whatever its merits and motivations, the process of NATO enlargement has run its course.

  • Survival


    18 September 2017.  In the October–November issue, Michael O’Hanlon argues that the process of NATO enlargement has run its course; Michael Elleman pinpoints North Korea’s rapid progression in long-range missile technology to its acquisition of a high-performance liquid-propellant engine; Christopher D. Kolenda examines the strategic flaws in US policy towards Afghanistan; Steve Andreasen calls on NATO to withdraw US tactical nuclear weapons from Europe; Erica Frantz and Andrea Kendall-Taylor compare twentieth- and twenty-first-century...

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