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New Adelphi Book

Beyond Air–Sea Battle: The Debate Over US Military Strategy in Asia

After a decade spent emphasising counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations, finding a credible response to China’s anti-access/area-denial capabilities is now the central task confronting US military planners, argues Aaron Friedburg in this new Adelphi book.

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IISS-US Policy Makers Series

The New Landscape of European Security

NATO is entering its fifth phase as it assesses its role post-Afghanistan, according to Derek Chollet, US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. This new phase focuses on issues much closer to home, as the Alliance works together to fight against the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and faces the crisis in Ukraine.

US Policy Makers Series

The IISS-US Policy Makers Series provides a forum for senior US officials to present new policies and initiatives to the broader strategic, expert, business and media communities.

Latest IISS Posts on the US

The Ukrainian Crisis and the Western Response

The crisis in Ukraine threatens dire consequences for the international system. A distinguished panel at IISS-US considered theseevents and analysed the Western response to them.

IISS-US Launch

Military Balance 2014

This year The Military Balance focuses on lessons from ten years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.