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We are hiring! The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is looking for a Research Analyst to work for the Defence and Military Analysis Programme (DMAP), based in London or Berlin | Find out more: Application deadline 26 August 2022.

‘Russia is eager both to apply workable sanctions-busting schemes that have proved effective and to take advantage of market opportunities that might be available in internationally isolated countries.’ Read our latest #StrategicComments  analysis.

Military Balance+ is the IISS online database built by the world’s leading research institute for international defence and geopolitics. Used by governments, armed forces and defence companies, it is now available to you. Find out more:

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The Arctic is becoming more susceptible to miscalculation and inadvertent escalation between NATO and Russia. Analysis from Liselotte Odgaard.

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Aside from its own economic health, there are three main interlinked areas of focus when considering #Japan ’s future geo-economic effectiveness, argue the authors. Find out more ⬇️

US-NATO and US-Japan forces enjoy a high degree of interoperability. In the latest #JapanMemo  episode @MichitoTsuruoka  shares his thoughts on the US’s role in increasing synergies between NATO and Japanese forces. 🎧 Tune in now:

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The Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of regional security and future challenges. Find out more and read the full assessment online for free:

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‘Indonesia has made a conscious choice not to take sides. We believe that the great powers of China and the US will treat us with benevolence’ | @Prabowo  #SLD228 

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When asked about AUKUS, Indonesian Minister of Defense @Prabowo08  said 'officially our position is that of course, South East Asia should remain nuclear free... but the emphasis of every country is to protect their national interest... and we understand that.' #IISSMD21 

‘Russia wants to make it impossible for a neighbouring country, which it sees solely as its colony, to be able to exist freely and independently’ | @ZelenskyyUa  #SLD22 

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To what extent does the integration of Chinese information technology and digital infrastructure create challenges for alliance intelligence and defence cooperation? Explore the security-related concerns regarding China’s Digital Silk Road in our paper:

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Asked about Macron’s recent call to avoid humiliating Putin, @ZelenskyyUa  says ‘we needed pre-emptive diplomacy and sanctions before the war. It is too late to try to reach out to or comfort the Russian leadership’ | #SLD22 

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Since the 1980s, Iran has developed networks of influence across the Middle East, including in #Lebanon  and #Iraq . Find out how these networks were created and how they are used by Tehran today in the latest IISS Strategic Dossier:

Russia’s armed forces have benefited from more than a decade of investment and reform. Russia’s ground forces are now better equipped, with artillery central to ground manoeuvre capability. | Read the #MilitaryBalance  2022:

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