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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


In the time of coronavirus François Heisbourg, Lawrence Freedman, Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Mark Fitzpatrick, Steven Simon, Veronica Anghel and Jonathan Stevenson

David C. Gompert on US–China tech rivalry

Ellis S. Krauss and Hanns W. Maull: Germany and Japan as great powers


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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.