• Military Balance Blog

    A new dog in the fight

    29 November 2016.  China's recent unveiling to potential export customers of its PL-10 imaging-infrared guided air-to-air missile was a testament to the country's growing weapons-design capabilities. As Douglas Barrie explains, just a handful of nations have so far mastered this technology and this model is likely emerge as the standard imaging-infrared missile in the PLAAF inventory.

  • Events

    Military innovation and adaptation: keeping the cutting edge sharp

    23 November 2016. 

    Corporate Roundtable
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 23 November 2016, 8–9AM BST

  • Survival

    Airpower in American Wars

    21 November 2016. 

    Modern warfare has shown us that actors who lack airpower can contend successfully with the American military.

  • Events

    Russia, the Middle East and the Geopolitical Implications of Trump

    17 November 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Major General (Retd) Amos Yadlin, Executive Director, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Dr Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Management Board, Institute of Contemporary Development, Russia; Member of the IISS Council
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 17 November 2016, 2.30–3.30PM GMT

  • Events

    Beyond the Iraq Inquiry: fresh perspectives on Britain’s difficult war

    10 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 10 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part IV: Technology and Future Conflict

    27 September 2016. 

    The proliferation of advanced military capabilities, including among non-state actors, is likely to close the technology gap between the West and the rest.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Bastian Giegerich: Share guns and sovereignty – armaments cooperation in Europe

    26 August 2016.  Germany's recent defence white paper proposes fundamental changes to European armaments cooperation. Bastian Giegerich analyses the details, and suggests that although there are multiple challenges to implementation, an idea whose time has come can be a powerful thing.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Nick Childs: US carriers – more support from amphibious fleet

    23 August 2016.  The debate over the continuing utility and cost-effectiveness of the US Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (CVNs) is in full flood. Nick Childs suggests that the US should further develop the role of its amphibious assault ships as support aircraft carriers, which would both enhance capabilities and take the pressure off the overworked CVN force.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Kelvin Wong: Reflections on the 2016 Shangri-La Dialogue

    19 August 2016.  Kelvin Wong, of the IISS Southeast Asian Young Leaders' Programme, reflects on the insights provided by senior executives of major international defence companies speaking at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Douglas Barrie: Ramjet revival

    28 July 2016.  With the Swedish Air Force's introduction of Meteor, ramjet propulsion is undergoing something of a revival

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