• IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 14 to 20 September

    21 September 2017.  Germany sets up new cyber spook agency; Saudi Arabia lifts ban on internet calling apps; Facebook silences Rohingya refugees by deleting accounts.

  • Events

    Strategic Survey 2017: The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics

    20 September 2017. 

    Wednesday 20 September, 9.30–10.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Nigel Inkster, Special Adviser, IISS
    Dr Nicholas Redman, Director of Editorial; Editor of Strategic Survey, IISS

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 3, Part IV: Resurgence of Information Warfare

    18 September 2017. 

    Russia’s intense interest in probing Western civilian-communications infrastructure in recent years suggests that it is preparing to deny adversaries access to the information space in times of crisis.

  • Survival

    Autonomous Weapon Systems and Strategic Stability

    18 September 2017.  Autonomous weapon systems are prone to proliferation, and are likely to lead to increased crisis instability and escalation risks.

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    18 September 2017.  South Asia Teresita C. Schaffer
    Middle East Ray Takeyh
    Economy Erik Jones
    Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies Thomas Rid

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 7 to 13 September

    14 September 2017.  China issues new rules for online messaging and social media; Russia and South Africa increase dialogue on information security; EU defence ministers hold cyber war game in Tallinn; India reconsiders data privacy.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 31 August to 6 September

    06 September 2017.  Germany braced for Russian interference in September elections; re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta overturned by Supreme Court; North Korea’s nuclear test expunged from Chinese social media.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 24 to 30 August

    30 August 2017.  Russia to deploy information warfare unit in military exercise with Belarus; Chinese scientists conduct underwater quantum communication; social media offenders could face ten years in jail in new draft bill in Zimbabwe.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 17 to 23 August

    24 August 2017.  Navigation systems of US vessels feared to be under attack; Ukraine prepares for another cyber security breach on Independence Day; India heightens protection against Chinese involvement in critical infrastructure.

  • Strategic Comments

    The Trump administration and the Russia probes

    17 August 2017. 

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller heads the most aggressive of five investigations of possible collusion between US President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 US presidential election. Trump has continued to pursue a conspicuously friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump will probably continue to attack the special counsel's legitimacy and avoid unequivocally acknowledging Russian interference for as long as possible.

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