• Military Balance Blog

    French arms exports success – the data behind the numbers

    12 October 2016.  There is no denying that French industry, supported by government, has celebrated genuine successes on the global arms market in recent years. However, as Lucie Béraud-Sudreau argues, the value of actual deliveries, rather than orders, offers a much clearer sense of defence-market trends.

  • Expert Commentary

    La Vie: Les terroristes ne sont pas des combattants, ce sont des criminels

    22 July 2016.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chair of the IISS Council Conseiller spécial à la Fondation pour la recherche stratégique et auteur de "Comment perdre la guerre contre le terrorisme" (Stock), François Heisbourg analyse pour La Vie le poids de la menace terroriste aujourd'hui en France et les mesures à prendre pour lutter plus efficacement contre Daech. Peut-on dire que nous sommes en guerre, comme le répètent les responsables politiques depuis plusieurs mois ? Je récuse complètement...

  • Strategic Comments

    European air combat capabilities

    13 July 2016. 

    The United Kingdom electorate's unanticipated vote to leave the European Union risks worrying NATO allies about the UK's reliability as a defence partner at a time when Russian threats appear to be rising. To allay this concern, the British government could expand its customary multinational collaboration with European partners on defence aerospace projects, such as a new crewed combat aircraft.

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: Brexit spells disaster for France

    24 June 2016.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chair of the IISS Council 'Frexit' remains unlikely, says IISS Chair Francois Heisbourg. ‘For the French, the European project remains more like a marriage than the cohabitation it always was in the eyes on many in Britain.’  He went on to explain that Brexit will severely limit the room for manoeuvre in Europe of a largely discredited incumbent president and government. Read the full article at the Financial Times...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Admiral Sun Jianguo - Chinese

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief, Joint Staff Department, Central Military Commission, China

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Admiral Sun Jianguo - English

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief, Joint Staff Department, Central Military Commission, China

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Q&A

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Question & Answer Session
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defence, France   
    Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Vietnam   
    Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief, Joint Staff Department, Central Military Commission, China

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Vietnam

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Jean-Yves Le Drian

    05 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Fourth Plenary Session
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defence, France

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