• Strategic Comments

    Chinese vision drives East Asian détente

    08 December 2014. 

    Beijing's apparent recognition that its assertive pursuit of its national interests has damaged China's standing in the eyes of some neighbours may be the motivation behind recent efforts to reduce regional tensions.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Five: Strategic stability and regional security

    05 December 2014.  The US has sought a dialogue on strategic stability with China since resuming military-to-military contacts in the mid-1990s.

  • Adelphi Books

    Paper Tigers: China’s Nuclear Posture

    05 December 2014.  This Adelphi book documents and explains the evolution of China’s nuclear forces in terms of historical, bureaucratic and ideological factors. There is a strategic logic at work, but that logic is mediated through politics, bureaucracy and ideology.

  • Events

    China’s Internet: Shaping the International Agenda

    24 November 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Nigel Inkster 
    Director for Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 24 November 2014

  • Military Balance Blog

    Douglas Barrie: Beijing and Moscow's Fighter Export Ambitions

    21 November 2014.  By Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace There were two fighter aircraft débutantes at this year's air show in China, held in Zhuhai from 10–16 November. One was Chinese, and one was Russian; both raise interesting questions with regard to the countries’ respective aircraft export ambitions. China's self-styled fourth-generation fighter, for the moment called the Shenyang FC-31 (J-31) made its public debut at the show. The aircraft has obvious low-observable airframe...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: What does the US–China deal mean for climate change?

    21 November 2014.  The 12 November announcement by presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama of their countries’ post-2020 targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions has been hailed as historic. It is important for a number of reasons. It is the first time China has made a formal, quantified commitment to emissions reduction (rather than merely slowing emissions growth). It reflects Obama’s decision to use executive action to cope with important issues, so as to...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: US Politics and the Climate Deal

    18 November 2014.  It is now two weeks to the day since President Obama’s party suffered another ‘shellacking’ – though he didn’t use the word this time – in midterm elections. There was much immediate chatter about the president’s supposedly diminished power at home and abroad. In a couple of news interviews and a blog post, I tried to put this in context. In terms of structural power relations in US domestic politics...

  • Events

    Launch of The Ties That Divide

    14 November 2014. 

    Adelphi Book Launch
    William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security
    IISS-Asia, Singapore
    Friday 14 November, 10:30-11:30am SGT

  • Events

    Cyber Warfare and Sino-American Crisis Instability

    12 November 2014. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    The Honorable David C. Gompert
    Distinguished Professor at the Center for Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy, Adjunct Senior Fellow at RAND Corporation, and Chairman of the Board of Global Integrated Security  
    Dr. Martin Libicki
    Distinguished Professor at the Center for Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy and Senior Management Scientist at RAND Corporation
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 12 November 2014

  • Events

    The Great Rapprochement? Strategic Relations in Asia

    06 November 2014. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    Christian Le Mière
    Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 06 November 2014

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