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Survival: Global Politics and Strategy June-July 2020
In the Time of Coronavirus

ISBN 9780367491925
Published May 19, 2020 by Routledge
240 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:

  • François Heisbourg argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the power of the state in its traditional role as protector of society from outside threats
  • Lawrence Freedman assesses that the UK misjudged the speed and severity of the pandemic, but ultimately followed the science
  • Gigi Kwik Gronvall describes the extraordinary global mobilisation of the scientific community as a source of hope amid the pandemic
  • Mark Fitzpatrick warns that US sanctions against Iran not only damage America’s reputation, but also violate its moral duty to prevent further deaths of Iranians from COVID-19

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

Table of Contents

Survival 62.3 (June-July 2020), pp. 1–240

From Wuhan to the World: How the Pandemic Will Reshape Geopolitics, by François Heisbourg

Strategy for a Pandemic: The UK and COVID-19, by Lawrence Freedman

The Scientific Response to COVID-19 and Lessons for Security, by Gigi Kwik Gronvall

Sanctioning Pandemic-plagued Iran, by Mark Fitzpatrick

Subtle Connections: Pandemic and the Authoritarian Impulse, by Steven Simon


Spin-on: How the US Can Meet China’s Technological Challenge, by David C. Gompert

War in the Grey Zone: Historical Reflections and Contemporary Implications, by Geraint Hughes

Germany, Japan and the Fate of International Order, by Ellis S. Krauss and

Hanns W. Maull

Together or Apart? The European Union’s East–West Divide, by Veronica Anghel 

What Is This Thing Called Peace?, by Mats Berdal

Great Leaders and Bad History, by Rodric Braithwaite

Book Reviews

Culture and Society, by Jeffrey Mazo

Latin America, by Russell Crandall with Frederick Richardson

Europe, by Erik Jones

CIA Agonistes, by Jonathan Stevenson

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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.