Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid, well-written and policy-relevant in approach. Shaped by its editors to be both timely and forward-thinking, the publication encourages writers to challenge conventional wisdom and bring fresh, often controversial, perspectives to bear on the strategic issues of the moment.

chapter |26 pages

Taming Intervention: Sovereignty, Statehood and Political Order in Africa

ByRicardo Soares de Oliveira, Harry Verhoeven

chapter |12 pages

Russia′s Nuclear Policy: Worrying for the Wrong Reasons

ByBruno Tertrais

chapter |10 pages

Strategic Stability, Uncertainty and the Future of Arms Control

ByHeather Williams

chapter |3 pages

A Nervous Nuclear Posture Review

ByMatthew Harries

chapter |3 pages


chapter |12 pages

The Nuclear Ban Treaty: A Sign of Global Impatience

ByPaul Meyer, Tom Sauer

chapter |18 pages

Resisting Impunity for Chemical-Weapons Attacks

ByRebecca Hersman

chapter |16 pages

Smart Cities: A New Age of Digital Insecurity

ByYu-Min Joo, Teck-Boon Tan

chapter |26 pages

American Military Superiority and the Pacific-Primacy Myth

ByVan Jackson

chapter |18 pages

Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Age of Trump

ByHassan Ahmadian

chapter |27 pages

The Future of al-Qaeda: Lessons from the Muslim Brotherhood

ByBarak Mendelsohn

chapter |21 pages

Sanctions After Brexit

ByErica Moret, Fabrice Pothier

part |9 pages

Review Essay

chapter |9 pages

Democracies Don′t Die, They Are Killed

ByErik Jones

part |20 pages

Book Reviews

chapter |8 pages

United States

ByDavid C. Unger

chapter |6 pages

Politics and International Relations

ByGilles Andréani

chapter |6 pages

Middle East

ByRay Takeyh

part |5 pages

Closing Argument

chapter |5 pages

Iran Disillusioned