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.

  • Regional Security Assessment 2014

    Regional Security Assessment 2014

    Key developments in Asia-Pacific security

    This new Strategic Dossier focuses on the evolving roles of the major powers in the Asia-Pacific, particularly the United States and China.

  • Graffiti mural of Edward Snowdenin MAnchester (Photo: Flickr user Paul Capewell [CC BY-NC-SA2.0])

    Strategic Snapshot

    Surveillance Diplomacy

    This week the UK passed the DRIP bill in response to a European Court ruling limiting the retention of data, while continuing revelations on NSA spying strained US-German relations. In the latest IISS Strategic Snapshot, Nigel Inkster discusses the politics of surveillance.

  • Forgotten, but not gone

    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.

  • Crisis in Iraq

    Iraq: From war to a new authoritarianism

    Dr Toby Dodge's Adelphi examines Iraq's precarious security situation and tangled political settlement since US troops left in 2011.  'A clear, concise and unsparing view of Iraq’s continuing agony...' - The Economist

  1. Military Balance Blog

  2. IISS-US Adelphi Book Launch

  3. Regional Security Assessment 2014

  4. Strategic Snapshot

  5. Forgotten, but not gone

  6. Crisis in Iraq

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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