• 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.

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 4: Europe

    14 February 2017.  Europe: Crises and instability: more of the same; Spending and personnel; New white paper defines Germany’s security and defence agenda; Germany steps up its cyber defence; NATO’s Warsaw Summit; EU defence debate at a turning point; Turkey – fallout from the coup attempt; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending and procurement; Defence industry and exports

    Nordic and Baltic Security: Institutional alignment; Finland and Sweden: future directions
    France: Operations; Major military reforms and programmes; Defence Economics; Major exports and industrial landscape
    United Kingdom: Operations and deployments; International activity; Implementation of SDSR 2015; Personnel; UK–EU defence relations after Brexit; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Defence spending and procurement; UK defence industry and exports

  • Military Balance Blog

    Counting to two: analysing the NATO defence-spending target

    14 February 2017.  According to the latest edition of The Military Balance, only two member nations met NATO’s 2% defence-spending target in 2016, with the UK’s commitment notably dipping to 1.98%. Here, Lucie Béraud-Sudreau and Bastian Giegerich caution against setting too much store by the 2% figure when seeking to understand states’ defence capabilities and commitment to the transatlantic alliance.

  • Events

    The modern law of self-defence

    11 January 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    The Right Honourable Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General, UK
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 11 January 2017, 5–6pm GMT

  • Survival

    Britain’s Dangerous New Politics

    21 November 2016. 

    The challenges of negotiating Brexit are daunting. As such, it does not bode well that Britain’s post-referendum politics have been so bitter, polarised and volatile.

  • Events

    Beyond the Iraq Inquiry: fresh perspectives on Britain’s difficult war

    10 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 10 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • IISS Voices

    The bitter war to stabilise southern Iraq - British Army report declassified

    10 October 2016.  A British Army report into the post-conflict stabilisation of Iraq has just been declassified. Here, the report is published and its author – IISS Senior Fellow for Land Warfare Ben Barry – explains some of its uncomfortable conclusions.

  • Survival

    EU–Iran Relations After Brexit

    12 September 2016. 

    The impending exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union paves the way for strategic EU–Iran engagement that is separate from UK–Iran talks.

  • Survival

    Brexit: What Have We Learned So Far?

    12 September 2016. 

    For Europe and for the United Kingdom, the Brexit vote was only the beginning of a long and messy process.

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