Cyber Security

Cyber, Space and Future Conflict

Future conflict will be shaped by developments in cyberspace and advances in IT, artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. This IISS research programme studies the details.

Adelphi book

China's Cyber Power

As China increasingly gains the economic benefits of global connectivity, the West’s technological edge is fast eroding. In this Adelphi, Nigel Inkster examines the political, historical and cultural development of China’s cyber power in light of evolving capabilities and governance structures.

  • Strategic Comments

    Trump and the US intelligence community

    25 January 2017. 

    President Trump has publicly denigrated the value of the United States' intelligence community (IC), imperilling the morale and retention of intelligence officers. Unless he establishes a better working relationship with the IC, the White House not only risks hollowing out the IC but could also wind up politicising the intelligence process and misusing intelligence products.

  • IISS Voices

    Spies, lies and the US president-elect

    16 January 2017.  A blizzard of angry Tweets has laid bare the rift between Donald Trump and the United States intelligence community. But the saga does not suggest a Russian mastery of information warfare, argues Nigel Inkster. When the going gets tough, Trump will still look to his intelligence community for answers – even if his instincts are to disparage it.

  • Events

    The Cyber Security Dilemma

    22 November 2016. 

    Survival Seminar
    Ben Buchanan, Postdoctoral fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 22 November 2016, 12.30–1.30PM GMT

  • Events

    The New Jihadist

    17 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies, King's College London
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 17 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Events

    The proliferation of terrorist watch lists in the US

    22 September 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Jeffrey Kahn, Professor of Law, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 22 September 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Events

    Adelphi Book Launch: China's Cyber Power

    29 June 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Nigel Inkster, IISS Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 29 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Events

    The Jihadis' Cyber Capacity and Aspiration

    15 May 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Aaron Brantly, Cyber Fellow, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
    IISS–Middle East, Manama
    Sunday 15 May 2016, 5–6.30pm AST

  • Events

    Global Jihadism: Going Backwards?

    29 April 2016. 

    Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Friday 29 April 2016, 2–3PM BST

  • Events

    The Strategic Aspects of Space

    19 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Sir Martin Sweeting, Founder and Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 19 April 2016, 12.30-1.30PM BST

  • Events

    Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror

    29 February 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    David Kilcullen, Former Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor in Iraq and to the NATO Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
    Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 29 February 2016, 6-7pm

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Strategic Dossier

Cyber security has become a focal point for conflicting domestic and global interests, and increasingly for the projection of state power. 'Evolution of the Cyber Domain' contextualises the key developments since the 1950s.