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.

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.

IISS-US Events

IISS-US Policy Makers Series

US Conventional Arms Transfer Policy

In January, President Obama signed the first update to the US Conventional Arms Transfer Policy since its adoption in 1995. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Gregory Kausner, explained how the policy reflects the evolving nature of US strategic relationships in response to changing global security challenges.

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.

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.