1st Edition

Survival: Global Politics and Strategy (February-March 2020): Deterring North Korea

ISBN 9780367491895
Published May 22, 2020 by Routledge
232 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:

  • Nigel Gould-Davies assesses the impact of Western sanctions on Russia, arguing that they represent a major development in economic statecraft

  • In a special colloquium on the North Korean nuclear threat, Jina Kim, John K. Warden, Adam Mount, Mira Rapp-Hooper, Vipin Narang, Ankit Panda, Ian Campbell and Michaela Dodge offer their ideas for deterring Pyongyang

  • Alexander Klimburg warns that CYBERCOM’s strategy of ‘persistent engagement’ is encouraging a cyber arms race

  • And eight more thought-provoking pieces, as well as our regular book reviews and noteworthy column

Table of Contents

Survival 62.1 (February-March 2020), pp. 1–232.

Russia, the West and Sanctions, by Nigel Gould-Davies

Colloquium: Deterring a Nuclear North Korea


Limiting North Korea’s Coercive Nuclear Leverage, by Jina Kim and John K. Warden

Nuclear Stability on the Korean Peninsula, by Adam Mount and Mira Rapp-Hooper

North Korea: Risks of Escalation, by Vipin Narang and Ankit Panda

Deterring North Korea, by Ian Campbell and Michaela Dodge

Noteworthy: After Soleimani – The Iran Crisis

The New Nuclear MADness, by Seyom Brown

Lessons for Negotiating with North Korea, by Edward Ifft 

Mixed Signals: A Flawed Approach to Cyber Deterrence, by Alexander Klimburg

Deterring Cyber Coercion: The Exaggerated Problem of Attribution, by David Blagden

Contemplating a Russia–Japan Rapprochement, by Olga Puzanova

Political Transition on the Great Steppe: The Case of Kazakhstan, by Morena Skalamera Groce

Serbian Interests in an Independent Kosovo, by A. Ross Johnson

Greenland’s Hidden Treasure, by Jeffrey Mazo

The Church and the Military in Russia, by Mathieu Boulègue

Book Reviews

Russia and Eurasia, by Angela Stent

War, Conflict and the Military, by Rosa Brooks

Asia-Pacific, by Lanxin Xiang

Letter to the Editor, by Siavush Randjbar-Daemi

Impeachment, Trump and US Foreign Policy, by Dana H. Allin

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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 bimonthly 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.