Survival, the IISS’s bimonthly journal, challenges conventional wisdom and brings fresh, often controversial, perspectives on strategic issues of the moment.

In this issue:

  • Nigel Gould-Davies assesses that Russia’s war has not only unleashed countervailing strength among Ukrainians and Ukraine’s supporters, but also shattered myths about Russia’s own strength

  • Paul Meyer considers how an arms race in outer space, where orbital debris is already a cause of concern, might be restrained

  • Kelsey Davenport contends that the US should embed denuclearisation within a broad set of transformational goals in future negotiations with North Korea

  • Jonathan (Yoni) Shimshoni examines the North’s flawed application of a society-centric strategy towards the South during the American Civil War

And nine more thought-provoking pieces, as well as our regular Book Reviews and Noteworthy column.

Editor: Dr Dana Allin

Managing Editor: Jonathan Stevenson

Associate Editor: Carolyn West

Assistant Editor: Jessica Watson

Editorial Assistant: Charlie Zawadzki

chapter |9 pages

Putin's Strategic Failure

chapter |3 pages


part |11 pages

Review Essay

part |21 pages

Book Reviews

chapter |7 pages

Culture and Society

chapter |6 pages

Middle East

chapter |8 pages

United States

part |8 pages

Closing Argument