• Sloviansk city council under control of armed forces (Photo: Yevgen Nasadyuk)

    Politics & Strategy

    Ukraine crisis: the search for a new normal

    The ugly truth is that Russia, having annexed Crimea, can undermine any plan for Ukraine’s future if it so chooses.  However, Samuel Charap argues, collective action to address global challenges might well be the most significant victim of this crisis.


  • An ex-combatant holds up munitions in Attécoubé, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Photo:UN)

    IISS-US Policy Makers Series

    US Conventional Arms Transfer Policy

    In January, President Obama signed the first update to the US Conventional Arms Transfer Policy since 1995. This policy sets the standards by which the US decides which defence systems to export. What does the future of US arms transfers look like?


  • rak IR-40 Heavy Water Reactor, Iran. (Photo: By Nanking2012  [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons])

    Politics & Strategy

    Is it time yet for optimism on the Iran nuclear talks?

    As the six-month interim Iran nuclear deal hit the halfway mark this week, the tone of most public commentary turned positive about the chances for striking a comprehensive deal. Yet, cautions Mark Fitzpatrick, serious obstacles remain.


  • The EU without the Euro

    Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

    The EU without the Euro

    The single currency was supposed to have led to greater political union, but the policies taken to ensure its survival are having the opposite effect. An orderly retreat from the euro might be the EU’s least-bad option says Francois Heisbourg in the new issue of Survival: Global Politics and Strategy.


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    Latest Strategic Comment

    Elimination of Syria's chemical weapons stalls

    Important progress has been made towards the elimination of Syria's chemicals-weapons programme. But, as the latest Strategic Comment explains, the process relies on the goodwill of Damascus, which has fallen behind on its targets.


  • Overcoming Pakistan's Nuclear Dangers

    New Adelphi Book

    Overcoming Pakistan's Nuclear Dangers

    Pakistan is unlikely to be persuaded to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Instead, Mark Fitzpatrick argues, it should be offered a cooperation deal like Washington’s with India as an incentive to abandon certain nuclear activities.


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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 & 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.

Shangri-La Dialogue 2014

Abe to give Keynote

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give the Keynote Address at the 2014 Shangri-La Dialogue. The 13th IISS Asia Security Summit will take place on 30 May-1 June in Singapore.

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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