• 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

  • Events

    Military Balance 2015: US Launch

    21 April 2015. 

    Book Launch
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    James Hackett, Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis; Editor of The Military Balance
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, OBE, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS
    Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 21 April 2015

  • Military Balance Blog

    Bastian Giegerich: European defence - strategy, strength and weakness

    20 April 2015.  By Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis Around Europe, governments and experts alike are trying to make sense of the dramatic changes in Europe’s security environment to its east and south. For some governments, reflections on this changing environment form a key element of national security and defence strategy reviews. For example, Germany plans to publish a new white paper on security and the future of the German armed...

  • Events

    Russia and the West: A New Cold War?

    15 April 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Matthew Kroenig
    Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council 
    Jeremy Shapiro
    Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution
    Chair: Dana Allin
    Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs and Editor of Survival, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 15 April 2015

  • Politics and Strategy

    Steven Pifer: NATO’s deterrence challenge is conventional, not nuclear

    07 April 2015.  [Ed. note: This is an extract from a forum on NATO and Russia in the April–May 2015 issue of Survival. The complete forum, featuring additional contributions by Egon Bahr and Götz Neuneck, Lukasz Kulesa and Mikhail Troitskiy, along with a reply from Matthew Kroenig, can be found here.] In the February–March 2015 issue of Survival, Matthew Kroenig argues that NATO faces a resurgent Russia that could threaten Alliance members, and offers...

  • Survival

    Understanding US Retrenchment in Europe

    25 March 2015. 

    Notwithstanding the crisis in Ukraine, the US will strive to maintain a maximum degree of influence in Europe through minimal presence and effort.

  • Survival

    Defence and Japan’s Constitutional Debate

    25 March 2015. 

    Although Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s move to reinterpret Article 9 is indeed historic and groundbreaking, concerns about a resurgence of Japanese militarism are unwarranted.

  • Events

    Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace: How to Advance the International Dialogue?

    23 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ambassador Marina Kaljurand
    Undersecretary of Political Affairs, Estoniament, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 23 March 2015, 2:30-3:30pm

  • Events

    Intelligence and Policy in an Era of Transparency

    19 March 2015. 

    IISS-US Policy Makers Series
    Dr Gregory Treverton
    Chairman, National Intelligence Council
    Chair: Nigel Inkster
    Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 19 March 2015, 10:30am-11:30pm EDT/3:30-4:30pm GMT

  • Events

    Singapore’s Strategic Outlook and Challenges

    04 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Tim Huxley
    Executive Director, IISS-Asia
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 4 March 2015, 12.30-1.30pm

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