COP21: UN Conference on Climate Change

    Divisions persist going into Paris summit

    Despite huge momentum and political will to agree a binding deal to limit global carbon emissions, negotiations at this week’s summit in Paris are likely to be difficult and intense, argues a recent Strategic Comment.

  • IISS Bahrain Bay Forum

    IISS Bahrain Bay Forum

    Al Zayani gives Bahrain Bay Forum Keynote

    Economic disorder & lack of opportunity perpetuates instability in the Middle East said Bahrain's Trade Minister Zayed Al Zayani in his Keynote Address to the IISS Bahrain Bay Forum.

  • Evolution of the Cyber Domain: The Implications for National and Global Security

    New Strategic Dossier

    Evolution of the Cyber Domain

    Cyber security has become a focal point for conflicting domestic and international interests, and increasingly for the projection of state power. This Dossier charts and contextualises the key developments and trends that have shaped the cyber domain since the 1950s.

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    New Strategic Comment

    UK augments military capacities

    While it does not represent a substantial change in direction, Britain’s latest defence and security review offers a credible plan to improve, modernise and increase UK security and hard power, says a new Strategic Comment.

  1. COP21: UN Conference on Climate Change

  2. IISS Bahrain Bay Forum

  3. New Strategic Dossier

  4. New Strategic Comment

Toomas Hendrik Ilves UN Photo Amanda Voisard

Toomas Hendrik Ilves to give 2015 Alastair Buchan Lecture 

President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia will deliver the 2015 Alastair Buchan Lecture on 1 December 2015. A pioneer of information-technology development and e-governance, President Ilves's ambitious cyber strategy has made his country a global front-runner in technical innovation, international connectivity and internet freedom. He is also a proponent of a strong NATO to protect Europe's eastern frontier.

Survival: Global Politics and Strategy 56.4

Strategic Implications of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

There is no precedent for such a large and abrupt flow of war refugees from the Middle East to Europe argues Francois Heisbourg in the new issue of Survival.

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Russia’s naval modernisation will take time

Following the collapse in Russian defence spending in the 1990s and early 2000s, there have been marked increases in recent years. This has allowed for a revival of naval capability.

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The Military Balance 2015

The Military Balance is the IISS flagship annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries worldwide. New features include technical equipment-focused graphics, a chart of Russia’s armed forces and analytical essays on hybrid warfare, directed energy weapons and US space systems.

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