• The Annual Review of World Affairs

    Strategic Survey 2016

    Now in its 50th edition, Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs charts the significant events and strategic decisions of the year. The book launch, featuring IISS experts, was streamed live from our London headquarters on 27 September.

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    New Strategic Comment

    A Nuclear Ban Treaty: prospects and issues

    The United Nations General Assembly is expected to authorise the negotiation of a treaty that would make nuclear weapons illegal. Despite little media attention, prospects for an actual agreement look better this time.

  • Survival


    Democracy in America

    In this issue, Anatol Lieven, Nigel Inkster and Kori Schake consider America's electoral choices. Also in the issue, Pierre Noël on the new oil regime; Sophia Besch, James Black and Seyed Hossein Mousavian on Brexit; and Bruno Tertrais on imagining a NATO-Russia conflict.

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  2. New Strategic Comment


New publication

Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs

Rising populism and intractable conflict shook the international system. Worldwide dissatisfaction with ruling elites and resistance to globalisation appeared to reach a crescendo. Wars across the Middle East showed little sign of abating. The 2016 Strategic Survey analyses the trends that shaped relations between global powers in the past year.

New Adelphi Book

Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups

This Adelphi looks at what constitutes an effective and realistic strategy for dealing with armed groups.

The IISS Digital Annual Review

Driving Strategic Thought and Action

The IISS’s inaugural online Annual Review highlights its key achievements in 2015–16.

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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.

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