• Events

    What Next for Defence Acquisition Reform?

    08 December 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Sir Bernard Gray, Chief of Defence Materiel, United Kingdom 
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 8 December, 5:30pm–6:30pm
    Followed by a drinks reception

  • Events

    Survival Seminar: Nuclear Weapons and the Scottish Independence Debate

    04 December 2015. 

    Survival Seminar
    Professor William Walker, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 4 December, 1.30pm-2.30pm

  • Strategic Comments

    UK augments military and counter-terrorism capacities

    25 November 2015. 

    While it does not represent a substantial change in direction, Britain’s latest defence and security review offers a credible plan to improve, modernise and increase UK security and hard power. It maintains the UK as a significant defence power, and adds and protects future capabilities, including in areas that are needed to deal with modern threats such as terrorism and cyber attack.

  • Strategic Comments

    Britain in Europe: battle commences

    19 November 2015. 

    While some of the changes to Britain’s relationship with the European Union that Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking, particularly on restricting the free movement of people and welfare benefits for migrants, will be hard for other members to stomach, others seem quite achievable.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Nick Childs: The SDSR and UK Naval Ambition

    19 November 2015.  The results of the latest UK Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) are about to break cover. Given the tumultuous strategic backdrop, they are eagerly awaited not only in the United Kingdom itself, but also among its allies. The political signals so far suggest that, particularly compared to the 2010 review, the new SDSR will have a significant maritime emphasis. After all, the government has already declared its intention to order...

  • Expert Commentary

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: Why it’s short-sighted to think of the UK as a ‘declining power’

    19 November 2015.  With the world’s fifth-largest economy, a seat of the UN Security Council and an enviable network of strategic partnerships, Britain still wields considerable global influence 

  • Expert Commentary

    Arms Control Wonk: No, Oz is not a nuclear weapons state

    19 November 2015.  The case for Australian nuclear weapons should not be allowed to stand on faulty historical revisionism; Australia is, and always was, a non-nuclear-weapons state, says Matthew Harries

  • IISS Voices

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: As Modi visits, five ways the UK could boost ties with India

    11 November 2015. 

  • Manama Voices

    Ben Barry: UK pivots towards the Gulf

    01 November 2015.  UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond announced a commitment to a new 'sustained military presence' in the Gulf in his speech at the IISS Manama Dialogue. Senior Fellow for Land Warfare Ben Barry discusses what implications this might have for the upcoming UK Strategic Defence Review. You can follow the latest mentions of the Dialogue, or contribute your own, on Twitter (#IISS_ME and #MD2015). Alternatively, send your inquiries about the Dialogue to manama-press@iiss.org. ...

  • Manama Dialogue

    Managing Conflict Spill-over: Crispin Blunt

    31 October 2015. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue 2015 Fifth Plenary Session
    Crispin Blunt, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, House of Commons, UK

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