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    Strategic Snapshots

    Iran nuclear talks, glass half full?

    Is the decision to roll over negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme politically sustainable? Mark Fitzpatrick discusses Iran’s redline over centrifuges, the uncertain effects of the US midterm elections and balancing sanctions with political pragmatism.


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    Latest Strategic Comment

    Iran nuclear talks extended for 4 more months

    Deep differences over the allowable size of Iran's nuclear programme and how long restrictions on it should remain in place proved insurmountable in the latest round of negotiations. The latest Strategic Comment assesses their implications.


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    Discussion Meeting

    China’s cyber power

    The US and other western governments have raised growing concerns over China’s use of cyber a tool of state power and for commercial espionage. Nigel Inkster offers an assessment of China’s evolving cyber policies and capabilities.


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    Military Balance Blog

    Ukraine: Separatist access to medium-range surface to air missiles

    Information about crash in Ukraine of flight MH77 remains sketchy. However, says, Joseph Dempsey, it has raised further questions about the military capabilities of the pro-Russian separatists and their access to military equipment.


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    IISS-US Adelphi Book Launch

    Beyond Air–Sea Battle

    After a decade spent emphasising counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations, finding a credible response to China’s anti-access/area-denial capabilities is now the central task confronting US military planners.


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    The continuing threat of Boko Haram

    The #BringBackOurGirls movement has faded rapidly and Boko Haram’s insurgency has again been forgotten by the media, despite the fact that violence has continued. Virginia Comolli discusses the impact of the insurgency on Nigeria.


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Global Strategic Review 2014

Geopolitical Risks & Geo-economic Opportunities

The IISS is pleased to announce that registration for the 11th Global Strategic Review is now open. The 2014 GSR will be held in Oslo from Friday 19 September to Sunday 21 September, The theme will be 'Geopolitical Risks and Geo-economic Opportunities.' 

Adelphi Books

Food Security in Asia

This Adelphi provides an analytical overview of the main challenges related to food security in Asia and their implications for security.

EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014

Combatting Proliferation

The 3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference will bring together some 300 experts and officials from the EU and beyond.

The essential military reference

The Military Balance 2014

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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