• 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

    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.

  • Expert Commentary

    European Geostrategy: European military capabilities and future conflict

    07 March 2016.  By Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis EU member states are currently pulled in different directions: for some, rebuilding the credibility of conventional deterrence and collective defence in light of a resurgent Russia leads to a renewed focus on NATO whereas others remain keen to engage in multifaceted crisis management operations, and are prepared to ramp up efforts in defence capacity building or train and equip missions for which...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Military Balance Recap: Middle Eastern defence-spending increases

    03 March 2016.  At the launch of The Military Balance 2016 on 9 February, Giri Rajendran, IISS Research Associate for Defence Economics, talks about defence-spending levels in Middle Eastern countries. ‘The Middle East is getting harder and harder to assess,’ he says. It’s already an opaque region and it’s getting more so. From 2011 onwards till 2014 spending was increasing; in 2015 it’s decelerated quite considerably. However, a lot of countries have considerable sovereign...

  • 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...

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