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Global Politics and Strategy (April-May 2020): State Power and Climate Change

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)



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24 March 2020
Survival, the IISS's bimonthly journal, challenges conventional wisdom and brings fresh, often controversial, perspectives on strategic issues of the moment.

In this issue:

Anatol Lieven argues that strong and legitimate states remain central to any efforts to limit climate change and mitigate diseases such as coronavirus, and to maintain Western democracy Oriana Skylar Mastro warns that hereditary autocratic regimes such as North Korea's are prone to sudden collapse, something for which policymakers should be prepared Shelby Butt and Daniel Byman contend that Russia's attempts to undermine the West include supporting white-supremacist and other far-right groups And eight more thought-provoking pieces, as well as our regular book reviews and noteworthy column
Edited by:   The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   376g
ISBN:   9780367491918
ISBN 10:   0367491915
Pages:   204
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Survival 62.2 (April-May2020), pp. 1-204 Includes: State power and climate change Anatol Lieven Hew Strachan on strategy and democracy Oriana Skylar Mastro: the fate of North Korea Francois Heisbourg on NATO and China

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a registered charity with offices in Washington, London, Manama and Singapore, is the world's leading authority on political-military conflict. It is the primary independent source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues. Publications include The Military Balance, an annual reference work on each nation's defence capabilities; Strategic Survey, an annual review of world affairs; Survival, a bi-monthly journal of international affairs; Strategic Comments, an online analysis of topical issues in international affairs; and the Adelphi series of books on issues of international security.

Reviews for Survival: Global Politics and Strategy (April-May 2020): State Power and Climate Change

This important book provides a comprehensive and much-needed analysis of French defence-export policy, the first of its kind in more than 30 years. Lucie Beraud-Sudreau skilfully reconstructs the policy deliberations during the post-Cold War era, in the process shedding light on France's understanding of strategic autonomy. Her book will be essential reading for any observer of French defence policy. -- Professor Francois Heisbourg, Senior Advisor for Europe, IISS French Arms Exports: The Business of Sovereignty is poised to become the go-to resource on the contemporary French arms trade. Not since the 1970s has there been such a carefully researched, historically rich and politically knowledgeable book about the French arms trade, and Beraud-Sudreau ably brings us from the Cold War to the modern day, using a wealth of original interview evidence. In doing so, she also offers important insights into the sources of continuity in French arms exports, amidst great political, economic and military change. -- Jennifer L. Erickson, Author of Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation and Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College This book is a must-read for anyone who wishes to understand French defence-export policy and its foundation in the broader policy conception of strategic autonomy. Taking a systematic deep dive, Lucie Beraud-Sudreau not only elaborates upon the relevant actors and internal power dynamics in the policy process, she also analyses the changes in policies and outcomes when France had to react to a shifting European and global political and industrial landscape. -- Dr Christian Moelling, Deputy Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

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