• Strategic Comments

    The Trump administration and the Russia probes

    17 August 2017. 

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller heads the most aggressive of five investigations of possible collusion between US President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 US presidential election. Trump has continued to pursue a conspicuously friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump will probably continue to attack the special counsel's legitimacy and avoid unequivocally acknowledging Russian interference for as long as possible.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Divide and rule: Maduro’s relationship with Venezuela’s armed forces

    08 August 2017.  The July election in Venezuela was marked by violent clashes and casualties. Amid the current climate of political turmoil, support from the armed forces is crucial to President Maduro’s political survival, says Amanda Lapo.

  • Survival

    Noteworthy

    17 July 2017.  In the August–September issue, Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry argue that the Iraq War was the product of foreign-policy realism, not liberalism; Nigel Inkster asks how military cyber power might be measured; Douglas Barrie examines Russia’s deployment of a ground-launched cruise missile in violation of the INF Treaty; Brad Roberts explores approaches to strategic stability under the Obama and Trump administrations; William C. Potter traces the diplomatic route to...

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Two: China’s Domestic Challenges and their Security Implications

    02 June 2017. 

    Perpetuation of Xi’s Regime; Xi’s Conduct of Foreign Policy; Controlling Chinese Nationalism and the People’s Liberation Army; Image Building, Succession and Xi’s Application of Power; Conclusion

  • IISS Voices

    Rouhani's Iran: between hardliners and Trump

    02 June 2017.  Hassan Rouhani was the clear winner of the Iranian presidential election - but he faces challenges at home and abroad.

  • Survival

    Does Brexit Threaten Peace in Northern Ireland?

    16 May 2017.  The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union may have hastened the coming of a united Ireland.

  • Survival

    Noteworthy

    16 May 2017.  In the June–July 2017 issue, Hal Brands and Peter Feaver explore whether different US policy choices between 2003 and 2014 could have stopped the rise of ISIS; James Dobbins and Seth G. Jones ask what strategic choices can ensure that ISIS’s imminent loss of its remaining territorial strongholds will mean lasting defeat; Fabrice Pothier highlights the necessity of an area-access strategy for NATO; Tim Huxley and Benjamin Schreer analyse Donald...

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part V: Rebel-to-party Transitions

    09 May 2017. 

    A post-rebel party’s organisational experience can provide it with the raw material that will shape its initial participation in politics. The key to a successful transformation from rebel to party seems to lie in the interaction between an organisation and its environment.

  • IISS Voices

    Disruption and violence in Kenya’s primaries bring uncertainty to the wider region

    05 May 2017.  Potentially violent elections in August are raising concerns among the international community, given Kenya’s key regional roles as an economic powerhouse and in counter-terrorism efforts.

  • ACD Insight

    Disruption and violence in Kenya’s primaries bring uncertainty to the wider region

    05 May 2017.  Potentially violent elections in August are raising concerns among the international community, given Kenya’s key regional roles as an economic powerhouse and in counter-terrorism efforts.

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