• Politics and Strategy

    Freezing North Korea’s nuclear quest

    17 March 2017.  Every effort should be made to stop the surge in North Korea's missile capabilities, according to Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • Politics and Strategy

    The Emperor vs the Adults: Donald Trump and Wilhelm II

    13 March 2017.  The analogy between the US president and German emperor works because of similar institutional and international realities, and because personality matters, writes François Heisbourg in the forthcoming April–May issue of Survival.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Don’t apply new Iran sanctions before prioritising the problems

    28 February 2017.  Concerned states should prioritise their objectives when considering further sanctions against Iran, Mark Fitzpatrick advises.

  • Politics and Strategy

    An H.R. McMaster Survival reader

    21 February 2017.  Free access to four articles by newly appointed US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

  • Politics and Strategy

    North Korean missile test: Don’t go ballistic

    13 February 2017.  Although North Korea’s latest missile test appears significant in technological terms, it did not cross President Donald Trump’s tweeted red line. Trump’s response suggests a willingness to deliberate when the policy options are dismal.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Cyber attacks on Ukraine's power grid: to what end?

    03 February 2017.  Two cyber attacks in Ukraine show what capable hackers attacking critical infrastructure might be able to achieve.

  • Politics and Strategy

    The missile threat to the Iran nuclear deal

    03 February 2017.  Iran's provocative missile test, and the United States' reaction, may have put the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in serious danger.

  • Politics and Strategy

    The Power of Siberia natural-gas project: commercial or political?

    30 January 2017.  For Russia, the Power of Siberia gas deal with China is a long-term investment aimed at securing geopolitical returns

  • Politics and Strategy

    Trump, Muslims and America's Allies

    30 January 2017.  President Trump’s shocking ban on travel to the United States by citizens of seven Muslim countries highlights the excruciating difficulties that will confront all of America’s allies for the next four or eight years.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Trump's truths

    25 January 2017.  President Trump used his first few days in office to double down on disproven statements and declare war on the media. Mark Fitzpatrick argues that if this is the beginning of a tenure of untruths, responsible and fair criticism from the press is needed more than ever.

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