• Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Zapad 2017. Credit: Mikhail Klimentyev\TASS via Getty Images

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    Russia's intentions behind Zapad 2017

    Russia's Zapad 2017 military exercise conveyed Moscow's determination to re-establish its sphere of influence in the face of NATO’s perceived expansionism.

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    Song to set out Republic of Korea's strategy

    At a crucial time for the security of his country and the region, the Republic of Korea’s Minister of National Defense, Song Young-moo, will deliver a major speech at the IISS Fullerton Forum in Singapore on 29 January 2018.

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    Trump and the problem of appeasement

    Is it better to search for areas of agreement and build on them, or challenge every false or retrograde statement? Dana Allin reflects on the dilemmas faced by opposition politicians and unhappy allies during Trump's first year in office.

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    How can South Africa achieve its potential?

    To become a continental leader, South Africa will need to deploy greater innovation, dexterity and statecraft, argues James Hamill in his new Adelphi book. Join us at the IISS in London on Thursday 25 January as he discusses South Africa's policy challenges.

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Dr Kori Schake to join IISS as Deputy Director-General

The IISS is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Kori Schake as Deputy Director-General. A leading defence expert who during her career has worked dynamically and creatively at the nexus of government, academia and think tanks, Dr Schake will take up her position in February 2018.

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