Individual Membership

Associate Membership

Individual membership is for those with expertise and a deep interest in matters of international security.

Associate Membership is an intermediate category that aims to provide a stepping stone between Student Membership and Full Individual Membership. It is open to all individuals, regardless of profession or age. The package will include invitations to meetings, use of the library and annual subscriptions to Strategic Survey, the Adelphis and Strategic Comments, as well as the right to discounted rates for other IISS publications.

Associate Membership allows active involvement in the Institute’s research, work and events, and is granted on the basis of merit and sponsorship.

Benefits of Membership

Associate Membership at £175 per year provides the following benefits:



Exclusive Access

  • Online access to the Members area of the IISS website, including access to the above publications
  • Access to presentations and discussions via webcasts
  • Use of the IISS library, which houses a specialised collection of books, journals, pamphlets and online resources covering a wide range of current international affairs, security and defence topics
  • Special access to to the use of Arundel House, the Institute’s exclusive headquarters building in London

Membership Cap: Please note that the number of places within the Associate Membership category is limited to 400.

Joining Fee: Successful applicants for Associate Membership will be charged an administration fee of £30 in addition to the subscription rate of £175.

Apply Online for Membership

If you wish to apply online for an Associate Membership please follow the link and complete the Apply Online for Membership form. 

Individual Membership

Our members are part of a global network that seeks to raise the standard of debate on security policy and to promote the adoption of sound policies. Members enjoy access to the Institute’s globally renowned, authoritative data and its opinion-shaping analysis in the form of print and electronic publications, plus invitations to meetings and international conferences.