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    New Strategic Comment

    Libya’s faltering new government

    The new UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has based itself in Tripoli. But the GNA has failed to muster an effective nationwide military capability and is rivalled for authority by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HOR).


  • Survival

    NEW SURVIVAL: GLOBAL POLITICS AND STRATEGY

    Democracy in America

    In this issue, Anatol Lieven, Nigel Inkster and Kori Schake consider America's electoral choices. Also in the issue, Pierre Noël on the new oil regime; Sophia Besch, James Black and Seyed Hossein Mousavian on Brexit; and Bruno Tertrais on imagining a NATO-Russia conflict.


  • New report

    Improving the security of all nuclear materials

    Efforts to regulate the security of nuclear materials currently focus on the small proportion that are in the civilian sector, whereas the vast bulk are in fact in non-civilian hands. Introducing a joint IISS report on the subject, Mark Fitzpatrick explains why all sensitive nuclear materials must be protected to the highest standards, irrespective of origin or purpose.


  • IISS

    The Annual Review of World Affairs

    50 years of Strategic Survey

    Now in its 50th edition, Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs charts the significant events and strategic decisions of the year. You can pre-order your copy with a 25% discount until 27 September, when the book will be launched at our London headquarters.


  • The IISS Digital Annual Review

    The IISS Digital Annual Review

    Driving Strategic Thought and Action

    This inaugural Annual Review highlights the key achievements of the IISS for the year 2015–16. It presents the 'essence' of the IISS: who we are, what we do, and how we have helped governments, businesses and the expert and opinion-forming communities understand strategic change in an ever more complex world.


  1. New Strategic Comment

  2. NEW SURVIVAL: GLOBAL POLITICS AND STRATEGY

  3. New report

  4. The Annual Review of World Affairs

  5. The IISS Digital Annual Review

Coming soon

Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs

Now in its 50th edition, Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs provides objective, in-depth analysis of the developing relationships between major powers, charting the significant events and strategic decisions of the year.

Report launch

Envisioning a political transition in Syria

The head of Syria's High Negotiations Committee, Dr Riyad Hijab, outlined the group's vision of how a political transition in Syria could work.

The IISS Digital Annual Review

Driving Strategic Thought and Action

The IISS’s inaugural online Annual Review highlights its key achievements in 2015–16.

the military balance

The Military Balance 2016

The annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of over 171 countries. It is an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious studies of security policy and military affairs.

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