The International Institute for Strategic Studies - Washington, DC

The Washington office of the IISS answers a very particular US demand for international perspective on foreign affairs and defence and security policy.

IISS-US Lecture Series

Responding to the threat of homegrown terrorists in Europe

The early January attacks in Paris have highlighted the threat of domestic terrorism in Europe and put the continent on high alert. Just how real is this threat and what can be learned from the steps taken in the immediate aftermath of the attacks?

IISS Voices

The geo-economics of the Delhi Declaration

The India-US Delhi Declaration of Friendship, agreed between Prime Minister Modi and President Obama in New Delhi this weekend, marks a positive progression in strategic relations between the two countries and heralds a new commitment to geo-economic cooperation, writes Sanjaya Baru.

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

By Aaron Friedberg

Beyond Air–Sea Battle

Finding a credible response to China’s anti-access/area-denial capabilities is now the central task confronting US military planners.

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

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