• Toomas Hendrik Ilves UN Photo Amanda Voisard

    IISS Alastair Buchan Lecture 2015

    Estonian President Ilves on European security 

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will discuss the relationship between European security and Middle Eastern instability, including a response to the Paris attacks and migration issues, in his 2015 IISS Alastair Buchan lecture. He also will discuss the conflict in Ukraine and cyber-security.

  • Evolution of the Cyber Domain: The Implications for National and Global Security

    New 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 new IISS Dossier charts and contextualises the key developments and trends that have shaped the cyber domain since the 1950s.

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    COP21: 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change

    Difficulties facing Paris climate talks

    Despite huge momentum and political will to agree a binding deal to limit global carbon emissions, negotiations at this week’s summit in Paris are likely to be challenging and intense, argues a recent Strategic Comment.

  • IISS Bahrain Bay Forum

    IISS Bahrain Bay Forum

    Al Zayani gives Bahrain Bay Forum Keynote

    Economic disorder & lack of opportunity perpetuates instability in the Middle East said Bahrain's Trade Minister Zayed Al Zayani in his Keynote Address to the IISS Bahrain Bay Forum.


    Latest Strategic Comment

    India’s new maritime strategy

    In a departure from the attitudes of past governments, the Modi administration perceives the Indian Ocean as a foreign-policy priority, explains a new Strategic Comment.

  1. IISS Alastair Buchan Lecture 2015

  2. New Strategic Dossier

  3. COP21: 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change

  4. IISS Bahrain Bay Forum

  5. Latest Strategic Comment

North Africa in Transition: The Struggle for Democracies and Institutions

New Adelphi Book

North Africa in Transition: The Struggle for Democracies and Institutions

This Adelphi book examines how the politics, security and economies – which were largely stable for decades prior to 2011 – have changed in the four states of the Maghreb.

Survival: Global Politics and Strategy 56.4

Strategic Implications of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

There is no precedent for such a large and abrupt flow of war refugees from the Middle East to Europe argues Francois Heisbourg in the new issue of Survival.

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Russia’s naval modernisation will take time

Following the collapse in Russian defence spending in the 1990s and early 2000s, there have been marked increases in recent years. This has allowed for a revival of naval capability.

The essential military reference

The Military Balance 2015

The Military Balance is the IISS flagship annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries worldwide. New features include technical equipment-focused graphics, a chart of Russia’s armed forces and analytical essays on hybrid warfare, directed energy weapons and US space systems.

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