• Strategic Survey 2014 Press Launch

    Geopolitical Due Diligence

    Launch of Strategic Survey 2014

    This year geopolitical uncertainty has been increased by a sense that challenges to the global status quo can be made successfully and without riposte, said John Chipman, launching the IISS Annual Review of Word Affairs.


  • Strategic Survey 2014

    The Annual Review of World Affairs

    Strategic Survey 2014

    A resurgence of major-power geopolitics has been the striking feature of 2014, from the crisis in Ukraine to tensions in the East China Sea. Strategic Survey 2014: The Annual Review of World Affairs analyses the events of the year.


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    Global Strategic Review 2014

    Nordic Perspectives on European Security

    With the situation in Ukraine critical, the 2014 IISS Global Strategic Review will open with perspectives from Sweden and Norway on the crisis and the broader implications for Europe's and NATO's relationship with Russia.  


  • President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Politics and Strategy

    Is Obama a Too-Reluctant Warrior?

    As many criticise President Obama's refusal to send US ground troops to combat ISIS, Dana Allin argues that on this occasion, calibration and caution are wiser than all-out war.


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    Strategic Comments

    NATO: reassurance & effective responses

    Events in Ukraine and northern Iraq dramatically increased the significance of NATO's September summit. It marked a turning point for the Alliance, as combat operations in Afghanistan drew to a close and members renewed their commitment to collective defence.

  1. Geopolitical Due Diligence

  2. The Annual Review of World Affairs

  3. Global Strategic Review 2014

  4. Politics and Strategy

  5. Strategic Comments

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Geopolitical Risks & Geo-economic Opportunities

Global Strategic Review 2014

The 11th Global Strategic Review is being held from 19-21 September in Oslo.

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New Adelphi Book

Beyond Air–Sea Battle

This Adelphi analyses the debate over the future of US military strategy in Asia.

Regional Security Assessment 2014

Key developments in Asia-Pacific security

This Strategic Dossier focuses on the evolving roles of the major powers in the Asia-Pacific.

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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