The Adelphi series is the International Institute for Strategic Studies' flagship contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research.

Four to Six books are published each year. They provide rigorous analysis of contemporary strategic and defence topics that is useful to politicians and diplomats, as well as academic researchers, foreign-affairs analysts, defence commentators and journalists

Ever since the publication of Alastair Buchan’s The Evolution of NATO in 1961, the Adelphi series has been the principal contribution of the IISS to policy-relevant, original research on strategic studies and international political concerns. Over the years, Adelphis have provided high-quality analysis of key security issues, serving to inform opinion, to stimulate debate and to challenge conventional thinking. The series permits the IISS both to remain responsive to events and to contribute significantly not only to debate on strategic affairs but also to the development of policy.  

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About the Adelphi series

Editor of the Adelphi book series, Dr Nicholas Redman, discusses the publication's history and relevance to policy and academic research today.

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