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The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics
Strategic Survey offers impartial analysis of the events of the year that shaped relations between major powers. The latest edition assesses the many alliances and strategic relationships that are coming under increasing strain, and offers insights into the growing security threats and volatile domestic politics that now dominate relations between major powers.
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During a packed launch event on 20 September, IISS experts offered region-by-region assessments of global political and security developments, and shed light on the issues that are likely to preoccupy policymakers over the coming year.
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Strategic Survey has long contained vital data in map form, providing detailed, accessible overviews of issues that are altering the balance of power regionally and globally. The Strategic Geography section in Strategic Survey 2017 features maps on North Korea’s illicit economic network, constitutional change and conflict in Turkey, and the burgeoning food-security crisis.
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Watch our experts offer their assessments of the past year's political and security developments, and the global policy challenges of the coming one.
Special essays include an analysis of new developments in information warfare - as well as new writing on urbanisation, democracy and the future of the World Trade Organization.
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