• Forthcoming Feb 2015

    Military Balance 2015

    The Military Balance 2015, the IISS annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries worldwide, will be launched on 11 February 2015.

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    IISS Voices

    Climate change, violence and young people

    The combined challenges of growing youth populations and climate change will multiply security risks in regions already vulnerable to poor governance and social instability, says Shiloh Fetzek.

  • The Trans-Pacific Summit

    The IISS Cartagena Dialogue

    The IISS is delighted to launch a new international ‘Dialogue’ following in the footsteps of the Shangri-La and Manama Dialogues. The inaugural ‘IISS Cartagena Dialogue: The Trans-Pacific Summit’ will convene from 6–8 March in Cartagena, Colombia.

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    10 Years of the Manama Dialogue

    Middle Eastern Security, the US Pivot and the Rise of ISIS

    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.

  1. Forthcoming Feb 2015

  2. IISS Voices

  3. The Trans-Pacific Summit

  4. 10 Years of the Manama Dialogue

New Adelphi Book

Paper Tigers: China’s Nuclear Posture

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.

The Annual Review of World Affairs

Strategic Survey 2014

The Annual Review of World Affairs covers all the events and themes of the year region by region.

Monitoring Conflicts Worldwide

Armed Conflict Database

A regularly updated IISS online resource providing detailed information on more than 70 conflicts worldwide.

Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

War footing?

In the December 2014–January 2015 issue of Survival, Lawrence Freedman examines Russia’s strategy in the Ukraine conflict; Emile Hokayem analyses the Syrian civil war in light of competition between Iran and the Gulf states; and Robert Ayson and Desmond Ball explore the dangers of confrontation between China, Japan and the United States in the Asia-Pacific.

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