• AP 446

    China’s Nuclear Posture

    Paper Tigers

    China’s nuclear arsenal has long been an enigma. Westerners continue to disagree about basic factual information concerning one of the world’s most important nuclear-weapons states. This Adelphi book documents and explains the evolution of China’s nuclear forces in terms of historical, bureaucratic and ideological factors.

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    Latest Strategic Comment

    Major exercise tests CTBT verification regime

    Held in Jordan in November, Integrated Field Exercise 2014 was a chance to test the efficacy of the verification regime that will support the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty when it comes into force.

  • IISS-Fullerton Lecture: Sihasak Phuangketkeow

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture

    A Conversation with Sihasak Phuangketkeow

    Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Permanent Secretary at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discussed recent developments in Thailand and the country’s foreign policy during the political transition in the latest IISS Fullerton Lecture.

  • AP447-8

    10 Years of the Manama Dialogue

    Middle Eastern Security, the US Pivot and the Rise of ISIS

    To mark the tenth anniversary of the IISS Manama Dialogue the IISS is publishing an Adelphi book that analyses the key challenges now faced by the Middle East.

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    Strategic Comment

    US Navy seeks to maintain supremacy

    To other navies, the US Navy remains indisputably the world’s pre-eminent military maritime force. But it considers itself to be spread thinly and is reviewing its maritime strategy.

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  2. Latest Strategic Comment

  3. IISS-Fullerton Lecture

  4. 10 Years of the Manama Dialogue

  5. Strategic Comment

IISS Posts

Manama Dialogue 2014 Highlights

The 10th IISS Manama Dialogue took place from 5-7 December 2014 in Manama.



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The Annual Review of World Affairs

Strategic Survey 2014

The Annual Review of World Affairs covers all the events and themes of the year region by region.

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Armed Conflict Database

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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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