Forthcoming Meetings and Events

 

 

Trusting Enemies

 

Talk and Discussion with

Professor Nicholas Wheeler

Thursday, 12th July 2018 in The Houses of Parliament

 

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LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION MEETING

with

JAMES H. WYLLIE

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Reader in International Relations and Director of the

post-graduate Strategic Studies Programme,

Aberdeen University

 

‘In what ways does 21st Century deterrence differ from the Cold War?’

Strategic doctrines of deterrence, especially nuclear deterrence, have an excellent track record in keeping the peace amongst the great powers since 1945. At levels of conflict below the nuclear threshold, and in regions of the less developed world, the record of deterrence doctrine is not so impressive. While the practice of Cold War deterrence at all levels was very challenging, the strategic and political conditions of the contemporary international system make the successful delivery of deterrence even more difficult. This presentation will examine the ways in which current strategic and political conditions differ from those of the Cold War era, the extra challenges posed by these changes, and what has to be done to give nuclear and conventional deterrence doctrines the opportunity to succeed throughout the international system in the 21st century.

THURSDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2018

 

at 12.45pm at 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX