• Survival

    The End of Cyber Norms

    20 November 2017.  This summer, a nearly seven-year process to write the rules that should guide state activity in cyberspace came to a halt.

  • Survival

    The Thick Red Line: Implications of the 2013 Chemical-Weapons Crisis for Deterrence and Transatlantic Relations

    20 November 2017.  Whether or not American policy after the 2013 Syrian chemical-weapons attack was wise, its execution was bungled, causing unnecessary harm to the US–France relationship.

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

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

  • Events

    China and the world after the 19th party congress

    14 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 14 November, 12–1pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Nigel Inkster, Senior Adviser, IISS
    Chair:
    Nicholas Redman, Director of Editorial; Editor, Strategic Survey and Adelphi Books, IISS

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part IV: Resurgence of Information Warfare

    18 September 2017. 

    Russia’s intense interest in probing Western civilian-communications infrastructure in recent years suggests that it is preparing to deny adversaries access to the information space in times of crisis.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 11: North America

    06 September 2017. 

    The transactional mindset that served President Donald Trump so well in his business career appears ill-suited to international relations; this is particularly the case at a time when the US faces a revanchist Russia and a rising China increasingly jealous of American influence in the Asia-Pacific.


  • Survival

    Can Israel Survive Without America?

    17 July 2017.  Those blithely advocating Israeli independence from the United States should be careful what they wish for.

  • Survival

    The Iron Wall Logic of Israel’s Space Programme

    17 July 2017.  Israel’s space programme both provides tangible capabilities to deal with security threats and projects a message of national might.

  • Survival

    US Detention Policy Towards ISIS: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    17 July 2017.  The United States’ resort to torture in responding to past terrorist threats raises questions about how the country will deal with captured members of the Islamic State.

  • Strategic Comments

    The Manchester terrorist bombing

    31 May 2017. 

    The 22 May jihadist bombing in Manchester followed a grimly familiar pattern: an individual with Middle Eastern roots but born in his Western host country – radicalised in a 'field of jihad' and by local events – chose a 'soft' target and took mass casualties. The best way forward, albeit unspectacular, is to extract operational lessons, resist militarising homeland security, and incrementally improve and refine the law enforcement and intelligence approach to counter-terrorism.

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