Ukraine in Strategic Survey 2014: press launch, 18-09-2014

September 8, 2014 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 1087

Ukraine in Strategic Survey 2014

Russian-Ukrainian conflict covered by Strategic Survey 2014 of the International Institute for Strategic Studies

The resurgence of major-power geopolitics was the striking feature of international affairs in the year to mid-2014. Russia and Europe competed for influence in Ukraine, where a revolution in support of closer integration with Europe was followed by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern regions. Tensions rose between China and Japan as the leaders of both countries stepped up assertive nationalism. However, progress was made in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the world’s big powers. The year’s developments heralded a period of heightened strategic change that would sharpen the challenges facing the United States in maintaining global influence.Strategic Survey 2014: The Annual Review of World Affairs argues that changing patterns in international relations make it vital for the world’s businesses to carry out ‘geopolitical due diligence’.

Strategic Survey 2014: The Annual Review of World Affairs analyses the events and themes of the year region by region. It includes essays on cybersecurity and privacy, on assessing drivers of strategic change, and on hybrid forms of insecurity in the developing world. The Strategic Geography section includes maps on the humanitarian disaster in Syria, France’s role in Africa, and the Pacific Alliance trade bloc in Latin America. The book contains a chronology of key events around the world.

Dr John Chipman, IISS Director-General and Chief Executive will introduce the book and Alexander Nicoll, Editor, Strategic Survey and a panel of IISS experts will answer questions.


September 18, 2014


Lee Kwan Yew Conference Room at Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX.

Press copies of Strategic Survey will be available at the event. The book is also available to pre-order and copies will be dispatched after the launch.

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