• Politics and Strategy

    The perils of the DUP’s national empowerment

    16 June 2017.  The Conservative Party–DUP coalition could destabilise Ireland, particularly in the midst of Brexit, argues Jonathan Stevenson.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Critics are wrong: Iran remains in compliance with nuclear accord

    15 June 2017.  Mark Fitzpatrick calls for fair assessments of Iran’s nuclear activity, and argues that critics must consider context and perspective in their analyses.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mattis’ difficult sell in Singapore

    01 June 2017.  Who can tell us more about the future of US foreign policy – the erratic President Donald Trump or respected figures such as Defense Secretary James Mattis? As Dana Allin argues, if Trump does follow through on his threat to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, it will make it harder for Mattis to convince Asia-Pacific allies that the US really does care about the future of the region.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Comey’s dismissal: a tipping point?

    17 May 2017.  President Donald Trump may have underestimated the amount of bureaucratic and congressional pushback he is courting in firing the FBI director.

  • Politics and Strategy

    When it comes to starting a nuclear war, size doesn't matter

    21 April 2017.  If threatened, nations with a smaller arsenal may be the most apt to use nuclear weapons.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Send Jared Kushner to Pyongyang

    06 April 2017.  Sending Jared Kushner to meet with North Korea’s recalcitrant leader Kim Jong-un could be a rare diplomatic game changer, argues Mark Fitzpatrick. As daunting as the prospects may be, diplomacy could be a crucial element in Donald Trump’s pressure policy.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Why China is outdoing the US in Asia’s coercion contest

    03 April 2017.  When it comes to the art of exerting influence without using armed violence, China has the advantage.

  • Politics and Strategy

    A lexicon for the North Korea nuclear issue

    30 March 2017.  Disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation have distinct meanings, as well as policy implications.

  • 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.

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