• Expert Commentary

    BBC World Service: Arab world ‘doesn’t like what Putin does, but likes how he does it’

    29 September 2015.  Interview with Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security Lawrence Pollard, Newsday presenter: Let’s ask a little bit about how it [Russia’s intervention in Syria] appears across the Arab world. Emile Hokayem is Middle East analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the author of Syria’s Uprising and the Fracturing of the Levant. Welcome, Emile, to the programme. First off, will this deeper involvement by Putin in the...

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, part II: Reforming the Russian Military

    15 September 2015. 

    Strategic Policy Issues

  • Military Balance Blog

    Tim Huxley: Japan’s P-1 leads defence export drive

    11 September 2015.  By Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS-Asia Thanks to the Japanese embassy in Singapore and the Republic of Singapore Air Force, together with my colleagues William Choong and Alex Neill, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Paya Lebar air base for a briefing on the Kawasaki P-1 maritime-patrol aircraft (MPA). Two P-1s from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF’s) Air Development Squadron 51 were making a refuelling stop in Singapore...

  • Expert Commentary

    Nouvel Observateur: "Les frappes françaises en Syrie n'atteindront pas leur objectif"

    07 September 2015.  Interview with Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS Pourquoi François Hollande a-t-il décidé de frapper maintenant la Syrie, éreintée par la guerre depuis plus de quatre ans ? Pour François Heisbourg, président de l'International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) de Londres et conseiller spécial du président de la Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), le revirement du président de la République s'explique par un changement de l'opinion publique française. Car "la situation en Syrie, elle, n'a...

  • Expert Commentary

    Libération: Une erreur stratégique

    06 September 2015.  By Francois Heisbourg, Chairman of the IISS A première vue, quoi de plus naturel que la conduite d’opérations militaires contre Daech en Syrie ? Les jihadistes sont une menace directe et croissante contre notre pays et ses habitants. Frapper les responsables de l’Etat islamique, détruire les lieux d’entraînement des «touristes du jihad» français en Syrie : voilà des actions légitimes tant du point de vue de nos intérêts que de nos valeurs...

  • Expert Commentary

    BBC News: China parade to display past and future

    02 September 2015.  President Xi Jinping will on Thursday preside over an enormous military parade in Beijing in commemoration of China's World War Two victory over Japan 70 years ago. Alexander Neill from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) examines what we can expect to see.

  • 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 the 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

  • 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.

  • Expert Commentary

    Breaking Defense: European Air Power - A Grizzly Outlook

    12 June 2015.  By Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace Recent events in Iraq, Libya, Russia, Syria and Yemen have sharpened the fundamental questions European nations face as they consider medium- and long-term force structure and equipment needs. In the short term, the focus for much of Europe’s defense aerospace sector is on understanding fully the cause of the crash of an Airbus A400M, that lead to the death of four of the six...

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