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French Arms Exports: The Business of Sovereignty

French Arms Exports: The Business of Sovereignty

1st Edition

Lucie Béraud-Sudreau
March 26, 2020

Ever since the establishment of the Fifth Republic in 1958, France has believed its strategic independence to be predicated on self-sufficiency in modern weapons. In order to maintain the requisite defence-industrial base, in the context of limited domestic orders, successive governments have...

A Historical Sensibility: Sir Michael Howard and The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1958–2019

A Historical Sensibility: Sir Michael Howard and The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1958–2019

1st Edition

Michael Howard, Benjamin Rhode
February 17, 2020

With the death of Professor Sir Michael Howard, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) lost not only its president emeritus but the last of its founders and intellectual parents. The foremost military historian of his generation, Sir Michael embodied and epitomised a historical...

Dangerous Decade: Taiwan’s Security and Crisis Management

Dangerous Decade: Taiwan’s Security and Crisis Management

1st Edition

Brendan Taylor
September 18, 2019

Taiwan’s position looks increasingly precarious, and tensions threaten to grow into a major strategic crisis. Chinese President Xi Jinping has made reunification with Taiwan a central pillar of his vision for China, and has ramped up diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan. Its inhabitants are...

Europe's Strategic Future: From Crisis to Coherence?

Europe's Strategic Future: From Crisis to Coherence?

1st Edition

Sarah Raine
June 28, 2019

Europe has suffered a decade of crises, with sovereign-debt troubles leading to austerity policies that exacerbated divisions inside member states and between them. Thereafter the Union was confronted with the challenges posed by a revanchist Russia in Ukraine and by a surge in migration from the...

Uncertain Future: The JCPOA and Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Programmes

Uncertain Future: The JCPOA and Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Programmes

1st Edition

Mark Fitzpatrick, Michael Elleman, Paulina Izewicz
January 17, 2019

In July 2015, eight parties – France, Germany and the United Kingdom, together with the European Union and China, Russia and the United States on the one side, and Iran on the other – adopted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal. Under the agreement,...

Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups: The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes

Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups: The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes

1st Edition

Samir Puri
January 11, 2019

What constitutes an effective and realistic strategy for dealing with non-state armed groups? This question has bedevilled states the world over. From Colombia and FARC, Turkey and the PKK, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the persistent insurgency in Iraq – the governments concerned...

Egypt after the Spring: Revolt and Reaction

Egypt after the Spring: Revolt and Reaction

1st Edition

Emile Hoyakem, Hebatalla Taha
January 08, 2019

This edited Adelphi volume brings together senior scholars as well as rising analysts of Egypt to examine the turbulent period from the January 2011 uprising to the consolidation of power of President Abdelfattah el-Sisi in 2014-15. The nine authors provide a sober, in-depth look at the country’s...

Once and Future Partners: The US, Russia, and Nuclear Non-proliferation

Once and Future Partners: The US, Russia, and Nuclear Non-proliferation

1st Edition

William C. Potter, Sarah Bidgood
July 27, 2018

Despite their Cold War rivalry, the United States and the Soviet Union frequently engaged in joint efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Leaders in Washington and Moscow recognized that nuclear proliferation would serve neither country’s interests even when they did not see eye-to-eye...

Africa's Lost Leader: South Africa's continental role since apartheid

Africa's Lost Leader: South Africa's continental role since apartheid

1st Edition

James Hamill
January 16, 2018

When Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president on 10 May 1994, South Africa enjoyed an unprecedented global standing. Much of the international community, particularly Western states, saw the new South Africa as well equipped to play a dynamic and dominant role on the continent; promoting conflict...

Renewing America’s Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st century

Renewing America’s Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st century

1st Edition

James E. Doyle
October 23, 2017

In the next few years the US government will make decisions regarding the renewal of its triad of air-, land- and sea-based nuclear weapons that will have huge implications for the security of the country and its allies, its public finances, and the salience of nuclear weapons in global politics....

Harsh Lessons: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Changing Character of War

Harsh Lessons: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Changing Character of War

1st Edition

Ben Barry
February 08, 2017

The recent Afghanistan and Iraq wars were very controversial. The conflicts’ casualties, intractability and the apparent failure of the US and its allies to achieve their objectives mean that many see the wars as failures. This resulted in a loss of confidence in the West of the utility of force as...

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

1st Edition

Samuel Charap, Timothy J. Colton
December 21, 2016

Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This Adelphi book argues that the crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all...

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