• Dr Aminata Touré, Former Prime Minister of Senegal, gives the 2014 IISS Oppenheimer Lecture

    Oppenheimer Lecture 2014

    Security & Conflict Resolution in Africa

    'Extreme poverty combined with hopelessness among young people is the biggest threat to security in West Africa' said the former Prime Minister of Senegal, Aminata Touré,  in her 2014 IISS Oppenheimer Lecture.


  • © Vladimir Shtanko /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Latest Strategic Comment

    Ukraine's election: springboard for change?

    Elections to Ukraine's parliament should result in a government that reflects the country's new political landscape. But if it cannot implement institutional reforms, there is a substantial risk of another political crisis.


  • Afghanistan Presidential Inauguration (Photo: Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA)

    Discussion Meeting

    Afghanistan’s New Government

    How can president Ashraf Ghani and rival-turned-colleague Abdullah Abdullah work together towards a ‘new normal’ as international troops leave Afghanistan? BBC journalist Dawood Azami discusses the new government’s long 'to-do' list.


  • New Delhi, 9-10 November 2014

    India Global Forum

    The India Global Forum will explore the renewed prospects for India’s economic rise, the geo-economic and foreign policy agenda of the Narendra Modi government and international expectations of a more extrovert India.


  • 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.


  1. Oppenheimer Lecture 2014

  2. Latest Strategic Comment

  3. Discussion Meeting

  4. New Delhi, 9-10 November 2014

  5. The Annual Review of World Affairs

Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

Can Iraq be saved?

Using the Sykes–Picot agreement to explain the Middle East falsely extrapolates from a single moment. This misuse of history will lead to poor policy argues Toby Dodge in the new issue of Survival.

armed conflict database

Armed Conflict Database

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

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.

IISS e-News

Connect with us through e-News, a resource aimed at keeping you up-to-date on the latest IISS News.

Upcoming Events