• Events

    Chinese Air Power: Revolution or Evolution?

    23 April 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS 
    Henry Boyd, Research Associate for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 23 April 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Events

    Conventional Arms Transfer Policy: Advancing American national security through security cooperation

    23 April 2014. 

    IISS-US Policy Makers Series
    Gregory Kausner, 
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Security and Arms Transfers,
    US Department of State
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 23 April 2014, 10-11am EDT/ 3-4pm BST

  • Military Balance Blog

    Joseph Dempsey: Russia deploys latest tank variant to Ukraine border

    17 April 2014.  By Joseph Dempsey, Research Analyst for The Military Balance In late March 2014 a number of videos were published online reportedly showing the deployment by rail of Russian Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) to areas adjoining the border with Ukraine. These include an unknown number of T-72B3 MBTs, as identified by IISS analysts. The T-72B3 is the latest update of the venerable, Soviet-era T-72 MBT family, which forms the majority of the...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Giri Rajendran: What now for European defence spending?

    09 April 2014.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics The crisis in Ukraine has caused strategic planners across Europe to sit up and take notice. One question that is already being reflected upon is whether cuts to European defence budgets have gone too far. At the EU–US summit on 26 March, President Barack Obama voiced his concerns over diminished levels of defence spending in many NATO European states, warning that: ‘The...

  • Events

    Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers

    03 April 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mark Fitzpatrick
    Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 3 April 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

  • IISS Voices

    Jenny Nielsen: The UK's Trident debate continues

    02 April 2014.    By Jenny Nielsen, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme The debate on the future of the UK’s submarine-based Trident nuclear-missile system continues, with a broad spectrum of views on the role, postures and relevance of this system in the twenty-first century. The Trident system and the notion of the UK’s deterrent are arguably overdue for some semantic ‘conscious uncoupling’.  Last week, the House of Commons Defence Committee published its eleventh report entitled Deterrence...

  • Survival

    Has Britain Found its Role?

    01 April 2014. 

    The question is not whether Britain is a great power, but whether it does what great powers do. In the absence of wider changes, Britain will continue to play this role.

  • Survival

    Gates’s Wars

    01 April 2014. 

    Robert Gates takes deserved pride in his achievements at the Pentagon. But he leaves an important part of the debate about America’s future role in the world unaddressed.

  • Survival

    Photography at War

    01 April 2014. 

    A thematic selection and analysis of war photography across 165 years has tremendous explanatory power about the nature of modern war and the human experience in war and its aftermath.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Douglas Barrie: US carrier-strike-group ambitions – a UK contribution

    28 March 2014.  By Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace If UK Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond had required any reminding as to the level of American interest regarding British procurement ambitions during his visit to the US in the last week of March, he need have looked no further than the Pentagon’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), released earlier in the month. The QDR outlined what it termed ‘strategically complementary approaches’...

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