Hypersonic missiles are now a reality. If the risks are to be managed, arms-control is vital, argues Douglas Barrie of the International Institute for Strategic Studies
A peace-deal mechanism for parts of Eastern Ukraine now exists. But the Ukrainian government needs to tread carefully to achieve an end to conflict
Efforts to defeat militants in the region have largely failed. A fresh, multi-stakeholder approach is now needed, argues Flore Berger, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies
Giants like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Microsoft will invest in this organization to stifle terrorist efforts, as well as monitoring extremist views that could evolve into violent acts.
NATO's changing role means an integrated European defence strategy could now have a positive geopolitical role to play in the region, argues Fyodor Basov, of the Valdai Discussion Club
Almost two turbulent decades on from its most spectacular attack, al Qaeda is once again intensely focused on attacking the West
Rules governing human activity in space have been in place for only a few decades, but they now need to be revised to reflect dramatic changes in the use of space
The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra was partly destroyed by the Islamic State in 2015 and the Bamiyan Buddha statues were blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. Cultural sites are...
U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals could soon be freed of any restraint from treaties – and the results will be profound, writes Rakesh Sood, of the Observer Research Foundation
France’s plans to take defence into space include the potential weoponisation of satellites – part of the the country's goal of ‘strategic autonomy’, explains Arthur Laudrain of IISS
Past energy transitions can teach us a great deal about the effects of today’s trend away from hydrocarbons, argues Paul Stevens, of Chatham House
If competition between China and the U.S. is inevitable, the two countries must find a way of avoiding a zero-sum game, or risk sliding into a cold war
The standoff between the U.S. and Iran is reminiscent of tensions on the eve of World War I. A small incident could set off a region-wide conflict, argues the International Crisis Group
The Americas is a hotspot for gun deaths, with over half of deaths worldwide occurring in just six countries in the region, according to 2016 data.
A nascent roadmap to peace is taking shape in Afghanistan, but many obstacles remain, warns Omar Samad of the Atlantic Council