London Office

Research Fellow for South Asia (Strategic Affairs) 

An opportunity has arisen at The International Institute for Strategic Studies, in London, for a Research Fellow position to work within the South Asia department.

The selected individual will work closely with the Senior Fellow for South Asia.


Duties may involve: 

  • Lecturing for and on behalf of IISS on Pakistani nuclear matters;
  • Research and publication on Pakistan’s strategic affairs;
  • Organisation & co-ordination of a 1.5-track workshop on nuclear matters in Islamabad;
  • Relationship building between UK and Pakistani Military and government personnel.


This position should appeal to individuals who have:

  • Published expertise or proven experience in or formerly with the Pakistan army or the government on Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic affairs. This would include issues of nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, defence & deterrence, and doctrinal and strategic issues.
  • An undergraduate and preferably postgraduate degree relating to strategic studies, military affairs, international relations or a related field.

Period of contract:  Full-time Fixed Term Contract for a four month period January to May 2016.

Salary:  Competitive

Location of role:  London Office  


  • CV
  • Cover letter 

It is preferred that candidates email their CV and cover letter to  Alternatively, candidates may write to: 

Human Resources
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)  
Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, Temple Place
London WC2R 3DX

Posting Date:  06 October 2015           Closing date: 05 November 2015

Please note that only those candidates who are called for interview will receive a reply.

IISS–Middle East Office

There are currently no vacancies.

IISS–US Office

Russia and Eurasia Programme Internship

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is currently seeking an intern to support the Institute’s Russia and Eurasia Programme, which is based at the IISS-US in Washington, DC. To be considered for the Spring 2016 session, kindly submit a complete application no later than 6 November 2015. A stipend is available upon successful completion of the internship.


  • Be a current graduate student with a major or significant coursework in Russia/Eurasia area studies;
  • Be proficient in Russian (particularly reading);
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or the equivalent from a non-US institution;
  • Be eligible to work in the US. IISS-US cannot assist in any way with procuring visas or entry permits. 


The internship involves substantive research on the politics, foreign policies and political economy of Russia and the states of post-Soviet Eurasia, and US/EU policy toward them. Interns will be required to provide administrative and operational support, conduct research, and assist with event and media management for Russia and Eurasia Program staff. Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

Application (by email): 

  • Résumé;
  • Cover letter (specify dates available and preference for full- or part-time);
  • 3-5 page analytical writing sample demonstrating the applicant’s ability to conduct substantive, original research (may be a portion of a longer paper);
  • Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. 


Managing Director, IISS-US
The International Institute for Strategic Studies
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Tel.: +1-202-659-1490
Fax: +1-202-659-1499

IISS–Asia Office

There are currently no vacancies.