Defence and Military Analysis

Defence and Military Analysis

Changing threats to global security are forcing constant reassessment of military concepts, structures and technologies. The IISS Defence and Military Analysis Programme (DMAP) examines trends in strategies, capabilities and defence expenditure.

UK General Election 2015

Defence Issues for the New UK Government

Meeting the security challenges of increased global instability maintaining military credibility and playing a leading role in NATO require hard choices to be made by the new UK government. 

  • Events

    Key Defence and Security Issues for the UK

    16 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Liam Fox 
    MP for North Somerset; UK Defence Secretary 2010–2011 
    General Lord David Richards of Herstmonceux
    Senior Advisor, IISS; UK Chief of Defence Staff 2011–2014
    Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
    NATO Secretary General, 1999–2004; UK Defence Secretary, 1997–1999
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 16 July 2015, 5:30-6:30pm

  • Events

    Two Unforeseen Wars: A Military Analysis of the Conflict in Ukraine and the Campaign against ISIS

    07 July 2015. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry
    Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 7 July 2015, 2-3pm EDT, 7-8pm BST

  • IISS Voices

    Workshop Report: Perspectives on Hybrid Warfare

    01 July 2015. 

  • 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

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: British Lessons from Afghanistan

    30 June 2015. 

  • Military Balance Blog

    Douglas Barrie & Henry Boyd: Latest Russian missile announcement belies modernisation plans

    30 June 2015.  By Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, and Henry Boyd, Research Associate for Defence and Military Analysis The opening of an arms fair is always a good platform for announcing defence-equipment orders, even if they are not always quite what they seem. Russian President Vladimir Putin took such an opportunity at the Army-2015 Expo, held near Moscow on 16–19 June, to trumpet the impending delivery of more than 40...

  • Events

    Special Operations Forces after Afghanistan: a Canadian Perspective

    29 June 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Brigadier-General Michael Rouleau
    Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 29 June 2015

  • Strategic Comments

    Russian air patrols: long-range ambitions

    25 June 2015. 

    For the Russian air force, long-range bomber missions are an opportunity to improve crew performance through the planning associated with such long sorties, regular air-to-air refuelling and increased training. For NATO members, the missions serve as a reminder that the Russian air force still retains an extended-range strike capability that the Alliance must factor into its collective air defence needs.

  • Strategic Comments

    UK defence review: a test of strategic ambitions

    23 June 2015. 

    In conducting a new defence review, Britain’s Conservative government will need to determine its level of strategic ambition, and to set commensurate budget goals for the next five years. Reductions in capabilities since the last review in 2010 have diminished the UK’s military strength considerably.

  • Events

    Experts' Workshop: Perspectives on Hybrid Warfare

    23 June 2015. 

    Experts' Workshop

    Defence and Military Analysis Programme


    Tuesday 23 June 2015

The Military Balance 2015

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