Book Launch
Arundel House, London
Tuesday 9 May 2017, 9.30–10.30am BST

Armed Conflict Survey cover

You are warmly invited to the launch of the 2017 Armed Conflict Survey. This flagship publication highlights the trends in conflicts around the world over the last year.

The IISS Armed Conflict Survey provides in-depth analysis of the political, military and humanitarian dimensions of all major armed conflicts, as well as data on fatalities, refugees and internally displaced persons. Compiled by the IISS, publisher of The Military Balance, it is the standard reference work on contemporary conflict with essays by some of the world's leading authorities on armed conflict.

For the 2017 edition, key themes include:

  • Conflict-related sexual violence
  • The changing foundations of governance by non-state armed groups such as the Islamic State
  • The increasing challenges of UN peacekeeping in the twenty-first century

The book analyses political, military and humanitarian trends in 36 conflicts around the world including Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Israel–Palestine, Southern Thailand, Colombia and Ukraine. The publication contains detailed breakdowns of each conflict and an assessment of cross-regional trends including urban warfare, the lessons of the Islamic State’s decline and the challenge of wars without end.

The IISS Director-General and Chief Executive, Dr John Chipman, will present the research findings alongside a panel of experts, who will be available to answer questions and for media interviews. Copies of the book will be available to buy at the discounted price of £60 on the day. IISS members will receive copies as part of their membership package.


The book launch will be chaired by Dr John Chipman, IISS Director-General and Chief Executive. It will take place in the fifth-floor Lee Kuan Yew Room at Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX.

Please join us for tea and coffee from 9am.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Anais Auvray.


*All first time visitors to Arundel House are required to provide photographic ID (Passport, European ID card or Driver's Licence) and have their photograph taken upon arrival. This will be stored on our security system to streamline access on future visits. If you would prefer that your details are not stored, please inform reception as you exit the building. Photographic ID will be required again on your next visit to IISS.