• Events

    Defense Budgeting and National Security: A Conversation with Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James

    13 June 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Policy Makers Series
    The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Monday 13 June 2016, 2–3PM EDT

  • Events

    The Future Operating Environment 2035

    09 March 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Rear Admiral John Kingwell, Royal Navy; Director, UK Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Ministry of Defence
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 9 March 2016, 12-1pm GMT

  • Events

    The Military Balance 2016: US Launch

    01 March 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Book Launch
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance and Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Berry, OBE, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS
    Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics, IISS
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 1 March 2016, 10-11am EST

  • Events

    The Military Balance 2016: Key Findings and Interactive Discussion

    23 February 2016. 

    Webinar
    James Hackett, Editor, The Military Balance; Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director, Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Tuesday 23 February 2016, 3pm GMT

  • Military Balance Blog

    Joseph Dempsey: China's increasing inroads into the African defence market

    17 February 2016.  By Joseph Dempsey, Research Analyst, Military Balance Online The Military Balance 2016 features a colour graphic showing China’s continued inroads into the African defence market, based on observed military equipment now in African inventories. Currently, more than two-thirds of the countries on the continent operate equipment of Chinese origin, with at least ten new operators emerging within the last decade. In addition, the types of equipment now being imported are...

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 2: Comparative defence statistics

    09 February 2016.  Defence budgets and expenditure
    China’s defence exports to Africa: observed new deliveries by type, 2005–15
    Key defence statistics
    Western Europe: the dramatic decline in combat battalion numbers, 1990–2015
    Tactical combat aircraft: Russia’s planned and projected fleet in 2020
    Numbers of naval platforms capable of firing land-attack cruise missiles: 1989–2015

  • The Military Balance

    The Military Balance 2016

    09 February 2016.  The Military Balance 2016 includes new equipment analysis graphics, a wall chart detailing Gulf region missile defence and essays on armoured vehicles, Chinese ballistic missiles and cyber deterrence.

  • The Military Balance

    The Military Balance 2016 Wall Chart: Gulf Region Missile Defence

    09 February 2016. 

    The Military Balance 2016 comes with a new wall chart focusing on ‘Gulf Region Missile Defence’

  • Military Balance Blog

    Douglas Barrie: Russia and anti-access/area-denial capabilities

    08 February 2016.  By Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace During the Cold War, the sheer size of Warsaw Pact conventional forces was a particular concern for NATO. Now, as NATO planners face a changed relationship with Moscow, they are increasingly concerned by the quality of Russia’s modernising military, as underscored by data in The Military Balance 2016. Despite budgetary pressure, all services of the Russian armed forces continued to receive new and...

  • Expert Commentary

    Tim Huxley: Standing up to China is essential, even if costly

    21 December 2015.  Expecting the United States to stand alone against China’s claims to artificial islands in the South China Sea is unrealistic. Regional allies such as Australia must do more than simply condemn Beijing’s activities

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