• Cuban flag by Carlos Alberto Santos (Flickr: Kaarlows)

    IISS-Americas launch event

    Opening up to Cuba: Lessons from Canada

    This event, held to celebrate the newly rebranded IISS–Americas, featured Mark Entwistle, former ambassador of Canada to Cuba. Entwistle spent 23 years engaged directly in Cuban affairs and business, and delivered remarks regarding the Canadian experience of engaging with Cuba.

  • Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the IISS

    Recent Event

    Perspectives on the South China Sea

    The South China Sea has recently received widespread attention, and has been a topic of heated debate. On 20 May, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming put forward China's perspective on the issue, and then took questions from the audience.

  • Secretary Kerry Meets With EU High Representative Mogherini at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington

    New Strategic Comment

    The last Nuclear Security Summit

    The fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC marked the culmination of a seven-year process of improving the security of nuclear and radioactive materials that terrorists might seek to target or acquire.

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the military balance

The Military Balance 2016

The annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of over 171 countries. It is an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious studies of security policy and military affairs.

Adelphi Book

Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers

Under what conditions would the democracies in Northeast Asia seek to join the nuclear weapons club? 


New name for IISS in the US

Engaging policymakers across the Americas

The new name encompasses the full range of the Institute’s activities across both North and South America.

Strategic Dossier

Evolution of the Cyber Domain

Cyber security has become a focal point for conflicting domestic and international interests, and increasingly for the projection of state power. This Dossier charts and contextualises the key developments and trends that have shaped the cyber domain since the 1950s.

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