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Survival June-July 2021: Ending Endless Wars?

ISBN 9781032018287
Published June 7, 2021 by Routledge
222 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:

  • Anatol Lieven argues that the Taliban will remain the most powerful military and political force among the Pashtuns of Afghanistan

  • Lanxin Xiang contends that, following what he describes as Donald Trump’s racist China policy, the Biden administration must avoid casting China as an alien threat

  • Dani Filc and Sharon Pardo assess that right-wing populists in Israel and Europe have become ideological allies, harnessing ethnic nationalism against global Islam

  • Alex J. Bellamy and Charles T. Hunt analyse the intricacies of the use of force to protect civilians in UN peacekeeping missions

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

Assistant Editor: Jessica Watson

Table of Contents

Survival 63.3 (June–July 2021), pp. 1–222

An Afghan Tragedy: The Pashtuns, the Taliban and the State, by Anatol Lieven

Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal: A Verdict on the Limits of American Power, by Laurel Miller

US–China Relations in the Shadow of Spengler, by Lanxin Xiang


The Fleet in Being: An Alternative US Strategy, by Kenneth Weisbrode

Could Land Swaps Break the Kosovo–Serbia Impasse?, by Fatma Aslı Kelkitli

Israel’s Right-wing Populists: The European Connection, by Dani Filc and Sharon Pardo

Russia’s Deceptive Nuclear Policy, by Dave Johnson

Using Force to Protect Civilians in UN Peacekeeping, by Alex J. Bellamy and Charles T. Hunt

The Trouble with Regime Change, by Lawrence Freedman

Britain in a Contested World, by Mitchell B. Reiss

Book Reviews

Europe, by Erik Jones

Culture and Society, by Jeffrey Mazo

Latin America, by Russell Crandall and Britta Crandall

The Life and Times of Michael Elleman, 1958–2021, by Mark Fitzpatrick


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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.


‘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