• The Military Balance

    Chapter 1, Part I: Directed energy weapons: finally coming of age?

    02 December 2015.  Laser weapons
    US naval laser research
    Other defence-related laser research
    Radio-frequency weapons
    Challenges to and ramifications of RF weapon use

  • Events

    Thinking About Future Armed Conflict

    01 July 2015. 

    Corporate Briefing
    Lieutenant-General HR McMaster 
    Director, US Army Capabilities Integration Centre
    Deputy Commanding General, Futures, US Army Training and Doctrine Command
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 1 July 2015, 3:30-4:30pm

  • Expert Commentary

    Tehran Times: Iran, major powers will agree on comprehensive deal this summer

    22 June 2015.  Interview with Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the non-proliferation program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), believes that Iran and the major powers will agree on a “comprehensive” nuclear deal this summer because “both sides have made significant compromises”.  “I believe that a comprehensive agreement will be reached this summer, although probably not by the 30 June deadline. Both sides have made significant compromises,” Fitzpatrick...

  • Events

    Faces of Power: Obama’s Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective

    18 June 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Seyom Brown
    Adjunct Senior Fellow, American Security Project
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 18 June 2015, 13:00-14:00

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Why the New US Trade Agenda Is Such a Hard Sell

    17 June 2015.  Trade policy is in trouble in the United States right now primarily because it is not ‘trade policy’. Instead, US President Barack Obama has framed his trade agenda around parallel agreements on regulatory cooperation that should make it easier for transnational enterprises to distribute their manufacturing processes across national borders without facing redundant regulatory requirements or losing control over intellectual property rights. This regulatory cooperation is a good idea, and...

  • IISS Voices

    Paulina Izewicz: Eastern Europe’s post-Crimea disarmament nerves

    11 June 2015.  In light of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin’s recent nuclear rhetoric, Poland and other states in region are increasingly cautious about the further withdrawal of US tactical nuclear weapons from European soil

  • Events

    Religion and Values in US Foreign Policy

    08 June 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Andrew Preston, 
    Reader in American History, Clare College, University of Cambridge
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 8 June 2015

  • Events

    The Strategic Implications of the Iran Nuclear Deal

    04 June 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mark Fitzpatrick
    Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS
    Dr Trita Parsi
    President, National Iranian American Council
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday, 4 June 2015

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Dana H. Allin: America in the Asia-Pacific – Are we there yet?

    03 June 2015.  When does the United States finish ‘rebalancing’ its strategic focus towards the Asia-Pacific and decide that it is adequately ‘balanced’? The question is about more than wordplay, as I suggested to a Pentagon official at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday. We were speaking after the new US defense secretary, Ashton Carter, had delivered a careful and generally well-received speech that morning. The rebalancing rhetoric, first invoked by Secretary...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Dana H. Allin: America in the Asia-Pacific – Are we there yet?

    03 June 2015.  When does the United States finish ‘rebalancing’ its strategic focus towards the Asia-Pacific and decide that it is adequately ‘balanced’? The question is about more than wordplay, as I suggested to a Pentagon official at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday. We were speaking after the new US defense secretary, Ashton Carter, had delivered a careful and generally well-received speech that morning. The rebalancing rhetoric, first invoked by Secretary...

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