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1st Edition

Survival December 2020–January 2021: A World After Trump

ISBN 9780367491970
Published December 4, 2020 by Routledge
272 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:

  • Barry Posen argues that Europe is better placed to defend itself militarily than many, including the IISS, have portrayed it to be
  • Kori Schake examines the prospects of Republican politics in a post-Trump America
  • Daniel Byman and Aditi Joshi call for protocols to curb the abuse of social media by malign agents and states
  • Nigel Gould-Davies explains Russia’s stance on Belarus with reference to Moscow’s long history of involving itself in its neighbours’ affairs

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

Table of Contents

Survival 62.6 (December 2020–January 2021), pp. 1–272

Europe Can Defend Itself by Barry R. Posen

Republican Politics and Policy After Trump by Kori Schake

America and the Illiberal Order After Trump by Michael J. Boyle

A New Concert? Diplomacy for a Chaotic World by Pamela Aall, Chester A. Crocker and Fen Osler Hampson

Joe Biden’s Post-transatlantic Moment by Fabrice Pothier

Brexit, Scotland and the UN Security Council by Norman Dombey

Why We Need More Diverse Central Bankers by Erik Jones


Preventing the Next Social-media Genocide by Daniel Byman and Aditi Joshi

Digital Coloniser? China and Artificial Intelligence in Africa by Willem H. Gravett

Belarus and Russian Policy: Patterns of the Past, Dilemmas of the Present by Nigel Gould-Davies

The Sino-Russian Relationship and the West by Marcin Kaczmarski

Robert Stone’s Fight for His Flag by Jonathan Stevenson

Uncle Sam’s Hidden Empire by Russell Crandall and Frederick Richardson

Book Reviews

United States by David C. Unger

Europe by Hanns W. Maull

Counter-terrorism and Intelligence by Jonathan Stevenson

Letter to the Editor

Spheres of Instability by Jaehan Park

In Reply by Evan R. Sankey

Donald Trump’s Legacy by Dana H. Allin

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‘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