• Military Balance Blog

    Douglas Barrie: UK trumpets defence deals at Farnborough

    12 July 2016.  The British government announced defence deals with the United States worth over US$6 billion on the first day of the 2016 Farnborough International Air Show. The two key projects – for nine P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft and 50 US AH-64E Apache attack helicopters – will be undertaken by Boeing. Douglas Barrie examines how the deals will work.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Adrian Philip Kendry: NATO defence spending and the Warsaw Summit – will Brexit have an effect?

    08 July 2016.  Uncertainty arising from the Brexit vote casts a shadow over the 8–9 July NATO Summit in Warsaw. Not only does it threaten to affect UK defence spending beyond 2016, but it also has the capacity to imperil the fragile recovery in NATO European defence spending, writes Adrian Philip Kendry.

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: Britain's Iraq Inquiry - an initial military assessment

    07 July 2016.  The long-awaited results of a seven-year inquiry into the UK's role in the Iraq War of 2003 have finally been published. Here, Ben Barry recalls his own experiences of assessing the British Army's efforts to stabilise the country after the conflict and how he came to similarly uncomfortable conclusions about the UK's failure to achieve its strategic objectives.

  • IISS Voices

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: India’s FDI liberalisation

    29 June 2016.  In a move to create jobs and boost manufacturing, India's government is working to overhaul its restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI). However, despite the official rhetoric that 'India is now the most open economy in the world for FDI', foreign defence companies still face significant bureaucratic barriers to investment.

  • Events

    Defence 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

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Ten: Asia’s growing defence-industrial capabilities

    03 June 2016. 

    The evolving global defence-industrial landscape; China’s defence industry: supporting the PLA’s priorities; Aerospace; Chinese air-to-air missiles; Maritime; Land systems; China’s naval shipbuilding sector is producing increasingly well-armed surface ships, many suitable for blue-water operations; ‘Make in India’; Japan and the Republic of Korea: comparable industries, comparable ambitions?; South Korean armour; Australia, Singapore and Indonesia; Australian shipbuilding; Conclusion

  • Events

    Western Defence Reassurances to Gulf Arabs After the Iran Deal: Are We on the Same Page?

    21 April 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ellen Laipson, Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus, Stimson Center
    Michael Eisenstadt, Military and Security Studies Program Director, The Washington Institute
    Caroline Hurndall MBE, Head of Middle East Team, British Embassy Washington
    Bilal Saab, Resident Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, Atlantic Council
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 21 April 2016, 10–11.30AM EDT

  • Expert Commentary

    Defense News: Global Defense Spending Trends

    23 March 2016.  Interview with Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics Giri Rajendran, an economist with the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discusses the recently released Military Balance 2016 and global defense spending trends worldwide, in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and China. Watch the full interview at Defense News

  • Survival

    Who’s Arming Asia?

    21 March 2016. 

    The United States’ dominance in arms exports to Asia, a source of regional influence, is under threat.

  • Survival

    Modernising NATO’s Defence Infrastructure with EU Funds

    21 March 2016. 

    NATO has limited collective financial means to modernise Europe’s defence-transportation and supply links. The European Union might be able to help.

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