• Events

    POSTPONED: Confronting the silent killer – policing violent extremism

    26 May 2017. 

    Discussion meeting
    Commander Mak Chishty QPM, Metropolitan Police Service
    Chaired by Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 26 May, 12.30-1.30pm BST

  • Strategic Comments

    The WannaCry ransomware attack

    23 May 2017. 

    The worldwide 'WannaCry' ransomware attack of uncertain origin earlier this month did little lasting damage. Nevertheless, it indicated widespread vulnerability to threats from outlier states and non-state actors, which pose the greatest risks to cyber security. While governments and industry should adopt a more systematic and anticipatory approach to minimising such threats, they are unlikely to treat the attack as a major wake-up call.

  • Survival

    Does Brexit Threaten Peace in Northern Ireland?

    16 May 2017.  The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union may have hastened the coming of a united Ireland.

  • Survival

    Noteworthy

    16 May 2017.  In the June–July 2017 issue, Hal Brands and Peter Feaver explore whether different US policy choices between 2003 and 2014 could have stopped the rise of ISIS; James Dobbins and Seth G. Jones ask what strategic choices can ensure that ISIS’s imminent loss of its remaining territorial strongholds will mean lasting defeat; Fabrice Pothier highlights the necessity of an area-access strategy for NATO; Tim Huxley and Benjamin Schreer analyse Donald...

  • Survival

    The Benefits of Hindsight: Historical Research and Political Accountability

    16 May 2017.  The only fair test when evaluating policymakers’ judgements is to ask whether a decision was reasonable given what was known at the time.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Striking a balance: the British Army’s new strike brigades

    02 May 2017.  The British Army’s Strike Experimentation Group will this year begin exploring a mixed brigade-size fleet of tracked and wheeled armoured vehicles as it continues to pursue a separate approach to a ‘medium-weight’ combined-arms brigade than that adopted by the United States and French armies.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 6 to 12 April

    13 April 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

  • Events

    Scotland and the UK outside the EU: bold, global and outward-looking

    06 April 2017. 

    Fullerton Lecture
    The Right Honourable David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, United Kingdom
    The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Thursday 6 April 2017, 12–1pm SGT

  • Events

    Harsh Lessons: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Changing Character of War

    23 February 2017. 

    Book Launch
    Brigadier (Retired) Ben Barry OBE, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 23 February 2017, 12.30–1.30pm GMT

  • Military Balance Blog

    NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence: reassurance and deterrence

    20 February 2017.  A new NATO force lacks the size and power to deter Russian attacks on its own. But it will boost the cohesion and combat-readiness of NATO allies.

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