• The Military Balance

    Chapter 1, Part I: Directed energy weapons: finally coming of age?

    02 December 2015.  Laser weapons
    US naval laser research
    Other defence-related laser research
    Radio-frequency weapons
    Challenges to and ramifications of RF weapon use

  • IISS Voices

    Antoine Levesques: India and China move towards military hotline

    10 August 2015.  To help keep the peace along their disputed border, China and India should fulfil their promise to establish a direct line between their military headquarters – and soon

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: 'The most important defence review for a generation'

    20 July 2015.  IISS Panel argues this SDSR most important for a generation; UK must shape national and wider public opinion on security agenda

  • Events

    Sea Change: New Maritime Horizons in a Changing World

    20 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 20 July 2015, 6:30-8:00pm

  • 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, 5:30-6:30pm

  • Military Balance Blog

    Giri Rajendran: The UK - meeting the 2% NATO target

    08 July 2015.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics In his Summer Budget, announced earlier today, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, committed to protecting UK defence spending over the course of the next parliament – pledging that the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) budget would rise by 0.5% above inflation each year until FY2020/21. This means that, for the rest of the decade, the UK will likely continue to meet the...

  • Expert Commentary

    Security Times: Global defense trends and the military balance in 2015

    07 July 2015.  By Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis and James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance; Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis Defense strategists and policymakers continue to grapple with the challenges posed by an increasingly dangerous security environment. Multiple complex security crisis are testing the scope and sustainability of military capabilities. These capabilities are increasingly technologically advanced. They are also growing in destructive power, and are proliferating. In defense spending terms...

  • IISS Voices

    Workshop Report: Perspectives on Hybrid Warfare

    01 July 2015. 

  • Events

    Thinking About Future Armed Conflict

    01 July 2015. 

    Corporate Briefing
    Lieutenant-General HR McMaster 
    Director, US Army Capabilities Integration Centre
    Deputy Commanding General, Futures, US Army Training and Doctrine Command
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 1 July 2015, 3:30-4:30pm

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: British Lessons from Afghanistan

    30 June 2015. 

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