In a world of complex security challenges the need for serious, thoughtful analysis is greater than ever. Survival's combination of elegant writing and rigorous scholarship from the world's top experts makes it essential reading for both practitioners and academics. Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice Principal (Research), King's College London, UK
Survival, the Institute’s journal, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, eight to ten articles per issue, plus thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid, well-written and policy-relevant in approach. Shaped by its editors to be both timely and forward-thinking, the journal encourages writers to challenge conventional wisdom and bring fresh, often controversial, perspectives to bear on the strategic issues of the moment.
It was in Survival that one could read, 18 months before the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, the warning from Steven Simon and Daniel Benjamin that terrorism’s ‘new face ... belongs to Osama bin Laden ...who has marshaled a network of operatives in more than 50 countries’ determined to ‘inflict damage on a grand scale’. Immediately following the attacks, Survival carried articles by Lawrence Freedman and G. John Ikenberry exploring whether and how the events might transform world order.
Each issue contains seven or eight articles about a range of strategic-studies issues – case-studies set in a wider context, often enhanced with detailed maps, charts and graphics. With Letters to the Editor provoking lively, critical debate on points raised in the journal, and a Review Essays section, Survival is essential reading for practitioners, analysts, teachers and followers of international affairs. Each issue also contains Book Reviews of the most important recent publications on international politics and security.