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

    In this issue:

    • Franz-Stefan Gady and Michael Kofman highlight the pitfalls of grafting a Western manoeuvre-oriented approach to war onto the Russia–Ukraine conflict
    • Irene Mia examines the chasm between Javier Milei’s dramatic rhetoric and the domestic and international obstacles he faces to changing Argentina’s foreign and economic policies
    • Edoardo Campanella and John Haigh outline the necessity of meaningful dialogue between the West and China to prevent the internet’s fragmentation
    • John Raine assesses the geopolitical trends that the Gaza war has set in motion and the issues they create for Ukraine’s defence against Russia
    • And seven 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

    Editorial Assistant: Conor Hodges

    Survival 66.1 (February–March 2024), pp. 1–180

    Making Attrition Work: A Viable Theory of Victory for Ukraine, by Franz-Stefan Gady and Michael Kofman

    America Needs a Realistic Ukraine Debate, by Christopher S. Chivvis

    Ukraine’s Fate and Europe’s Future: A View from Sweden, by Robert Dalsjö

    Argentina’s Foreign Policy Under Milei: Limited Disruption?, by Irene Mia

    From Quad to Quint? Vietnam’s Strategic Potential, by James Adams, David C. Gompert and Thomas Knudson


    The Battle for the Internet, by Edoardo Campanella and John Haigh

    How to Think About Risks in US Military Innovation, by Kendrick Kuo

    The Green Transition and European Industry, by Nicholas Crawford

    The United States, China and the Dispersal of Power, by Baocheng Liu and Hilton L. Root

    The US Navy and the Western Pacific, by James J. Wirtz

    Book Reviews

    Politics and International Relations, by Steven Simon

    Russia and Eurasia, by Angela Stent

    Africa, by Karen Smith

    Deterrence and Arms Control, by Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

    Ukraine vs Gaza, by John Raine


    The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a registered charity with offices in Washington, London, Manama, Singapore and Berlin, 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 bimonthly journal on 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