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Survival August-September 2020: Crisis and response

ISBN 9780367491932
Published July 23, 2020 by Routledge
260 Pages

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Book Description

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

In this issue:

  • Dalia Dassa Kaye and Shira Efron argue that only a major shift in US policy towards Iran would rekindle debate in Israel about its approach to the Islamic Republic
  • Jordan Calinoff and David Gordon contend that the accusation of ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ against China lacks convincing evidence
  • Erik Jones examines the impact of COVID-19 on the EU economy
  • Michael J. Mazarr calls for a new international norm to safeguard the virtual territorial integrity of states from subversive cyber attacks

And ten more thought-provoking pieces, as well as our regular book reviews and Noteworthy column 

Table of Contents

Survival 62.4 (August–September 2020), pp. 1–260

Israel’s Evolving Iran Policy, by Dalia Dassa Kaye and Shira Efron

The Military and the Constitution Under Trump, by Kori Schake

Iran and Mr Bolton, by Mark Fitzpatrick

Don’t Fear China’s Belt and Road Initiative, by Christopher Mott


Port Investments in the Belt and Road Initiative: Is Beijing Grabbing Strategic Assets?, by Jordan Calinoff and David Gordon

COVID-19 and the EU Economy: Try Again, Fail Better, by Erik Jones

Virtual Territorial Integrity: The Next International Norm, by Michael J. Mazarr

Towards a New Model for US–Russian Relations, by Thomas Graham and Dmitri Trenin

Deterrence and the NPT: Compatible and Reinforcing, by Gregory F. Giles

Opportunistic Aggression in the Twenty-first Century, by Hal Brands and Evan Braden Montgomery

The UAE and the War in Yemen: From Surge to Recalibration, by Thomas Juneau

A Great and Growing Rift, by John A. Gans, Jr

Northern Exposure, by Russell Crandall and Frederick Richardson

Book Reviews

Asia-Pacific, by Lanxin Xiang

Russia and Eurasia, by Angela Stent

Politics and International Relations, by Steven Simon

Notes from a Pandemic: Bologna, Rome, Nanjing, Vienna and San Jose, by Emma Mika Riley, Christopher Olivares, Laura Rong, Niklas Hintermayer and Zoe Mize

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The Institutional 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.


‘In a world of complex security challenges the need for serious, thoughtful analysis is greater than ever. Survival’s combination of elegant writing and rigorous scholarship from the world’s top experts makes it essential reading for both practitioners and academics.’-- Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, War Studies King's College London