• AP 446

    China’s Nuclear Posture

    Paper Tigers

    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.

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    Politics & Strategy

    A dismal reaction to the torture report

    The commentary that has followed the report’s release reveals that the poisonous partisan divide in the United States includes disagreement on the question of whether the US should torture prisoners, says Dana H. Allin.

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    Lima climate accord

    Positive steps on the road to Paris

    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.

  • IISS-Fullerton Lecture: Sihasak Phuangketkeow

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture

    A Conversation with Sihasak Phuangketkeow

    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.

  • AP447-8

    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. China’s Nuclear Posture

  2. Politics & Strategy

  3. Lima climate accord

  4. IISS-Fullerton Lecture

  5. 10 Years of the Manama Dialogue

IISS Posts

Manama Dialogue 2014 Highlights

The 10th IISS Manama Dialogue took place from 5-7 December 2014 in Manama.



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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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