• Regional Security Assessment 2014

    Regional Security Assessment 2014

    Key developments in Asia-Pacific security

    This new Strategic Dossier focuses on the evolving roles of the major powers in the Asia-Pacific, particularly the United States and China.


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi signing the official register after being sworn-in by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapathi Bhavan Narendra (PM of India Office)

    Strategic Snapshot

    The Meaning of Modi

    As Narendra Modi lays out his plans for Asia's third largest economy in his government's first budget, Sanjaya Baru assesses the end of Nehru-Gandhi dominance, a changing electorate and a major shift in Indian politics.


  • An Iraqi police officer stands outside a police station in Wynot, near Tikrit, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Luke P. Thelen/Released)

    Strategic Snapshot

    Crisis in Iraq

    Adam Ward and Toby Dodge delve into Iraq's rapidly deteriorating security situation, tangled political web and weak institutions to ask how this strategically important country will deal with the announcement of an ISIS caliphate on its territory.

  • Crisis in Iraq

    Iraq: From war to a new authoritarianism

    Dr Toby Dodge's Adelphi examines Iraq's precarious security situation and tangled political settlement since US troops left in 2011.  'A clear, concise and unsparing view of Iraq’s continuing agony...' - The Economist


  • IISS-US Discussion Meeting

    The future of Syria

    Syria today is in an advanced state of fragmentation, the rise and growing reach of ISIS, continue to shape the country's downward trajectory. Emile Hokayem offers insights on the Syrian crisis and its regional repercussions.


  • K. Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture

    A conversation with K Shanmugam

    K Shanmugam, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, discussed the city state’s regional and international foreign policy in the latest IISS-Fullerton Lecture.


  1. Regional Security Assessment 2014

  2. Strategic Snapshot

  3. Strategic Snapshot

  4. Crisis in Iraq

  5. IISS-US Discussion Meeting

  6. IISS-Fullerton Lecture

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 and Geo-economic Opportunities.' 

New Adelphi Book

Beyond Air–Sea Battle

This Adelphi analyses the debate over the future of US military strategy in Asia.

EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2014

Combatting Proliferation

The 3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference will bring together some 300 experts and officials from the EU and beyond.

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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