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US election: Clinton versus whom?

With such a crowded field, predicting the future of the Republican contest is more difficult than usual. The task for the victor will be to emerge from the primary campaign without having disqualified himself from appealing to a national electorate.

IISS-US Events

Mark Fitzpatrick Joins IISS-US as Executive Director in Washington, DC

The IISS is delighted to announce that Mark Fitzpatrick, Director of the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Program at the IISS, has been named Executive Director of the IISS-US based in Washington, DC, as of 1 December 2015.

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

A Military analysis of Ukraine and ISIS 

Ben Barry, IISS Senior Fellow for Land Warfare examines the dynamics of the Ukrainian conflict and the ISIS insurgency and examines the emerging military lessons.

New Adelphi: China's Strong Arm

China has long adhered to a principle of ‘non-interference’ in other states’ affairs. However, as more of its companies invest overseas, Beijing is finding itself involved.