LSE IDEAS Strategic Update by Jonny Hall and Hugh Sandeman

NATO has already done much of the theoretical work around the future character of warfare that will form part of its new Strategic Concept in 2022, the long overdue replacement for the 2010 Strategic Concept that was an immediate casualty of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. …

LSE IDEAS Strategic Update by Chris Alden and Kenddrick Chan

The COVID-19 outbreak has proved to be a critical turning point for China. Facing increasing global criticism over claims that it intentionally misled the world by covering up the true extent of the coronavirus, China has now sought to actively pushback against such criticism. This pushback, termed ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy…

LSE IDEAS Strategic Update by Rebecca Rattner and Bjorn Whitmore

In February, Joe Biden delivered his first speech to an international forum as US president. His message reaffirmed a longstanding commitment to multilateralism, diplomacy, and dignity. While Biden’s rhetoric may have been predictable — a first step towards rebuilding America’s global reputation — his audience was less so. Rather than…

LSE IDEAS Strategic Update by Leon Mangasarian

Stefan Zweig lays bare what Europe lost in two world wars, revolutions and Nazism at the start of his elegiac The World of Yesterday.

“When I attempt to find a simple formula for the period in which I grew up, prior to the First World War, I hope that I…


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