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1st Edition

Survival: October - November 2022

ISBN 9781032334271
Published October 21, 2022 by Routledge
192 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:

  • Marcus Willet argues that the Russia–Ukraine war reveals much about the nature of cyber warfare, including the battle for hearts and minds and the role of ‘vigilantes’

  • Angela Stent contends that Putin badly misjudged how Germany would respond to the war in Ukraine in failing to anticipate that Olaf Scholz would provisionally jettison Ostpolitik

  • Jude Blanchette and Evan S. Medeiros assess likely drivers and characteristics of Xi Jinping’s upcoming third term as Chinese leader

  • Nicholas Crawford and David F. Gordon make the case that the green-energy transition is essential, despite new geopolitical risks caused by ‘greenflation’

  • Nigel Gould-Davies examines the recent foreign-policy failures of Belarus and Russia and sets out three lessons for a post-war order in the region

And five more thought-provoking pieces, as well as our regular Book Reviews and Noteworthy column.

Table of Contents

Survival 64.5 (October–November 2022), pp. 1–192

The Cyber Dimension of the Russia–Ukraine War, by Marcus Willett

Germany and Russia: Farewell to Ostpolitik?, by Angela Stent

Belarus, Russia, Ukraine: Three Lessons for a Post-war Order, by Nigel Gould-Davies

The Improbably Long Reach of the Rushdie Fatwa, by Steven Simon


Xi Jinping’s Third Term, by Jude Blanchette and Evan S. Medeiros

The Geopolitics of Greenflation, by Nicholas Crawford and David F. Gordon

Ten Years After Benghazi: Getting Past Groundhog Day, by Ben Fishman

Algeria’s Assertive Re-emergence, by Fred H. Lawson and Matteo Legrenzi

Chimes of Freedom, by Jonathan Stevenson

Book Reviews

South Asia, by Teresita C. Schaffer

Economy, by Erik Jones

Middle East, by Ray Takeyh

Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies, Melissa K. Griffith

Withdrawing from NATO, by Michael Bell

Endings and Surprises of the Russia–Ukraine War, by Chester A. Crocker

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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