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China’s nuclear arsenal has long been an enigma. Westerners continue to disagree about basic factual information concerning one of the world’s most important nuclear-weapons states. This Adelphi book documents and explains the evolution of China’s nuclear forces in terms of historical, bureaucratic and ideological factors.
Pledges made at the UN climate-change negotiations in Lima suggested a higher degree of commitment to agreeing crucial emissions reductions. There is a chance that a substantive deal may yet be reached in Paris, says the latest Strategic Comment.
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Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Permanent Secretary at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discussed recent developments in Thailand and the country’s foreign policy during the political transition in the latest IISS Fullerton Lecture.
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To mark the tenth anniversary of the IISS Manama Dialogue the IISS is publishing an Adelphi book that analyses the key challenges now faced by the Middle East.
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Held in Jordan in November, Integrated Field Exercise 2014 was a chance to test the efficacy of the verification regime that will support the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty when it comes into force.
The 10th IISS Manama Dialogue took place from 5-7 December 2014 in Manama.
The Annual Review of World Affairs covers all the events and themes of the year region by region.
A regularly updated IISS online resource providing detailed information on more than 70 conflicts worldwide.
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The Military Balance is the IISS flagship annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries worldwide. This year's essays focus on lessons from ten years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, cyber abilities and the rise of unmanned systems.
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