• Military Balance Blog

    European Defence and the Emperor's New Uniform

    22 December 2016.  A flurry of activity suggests the European Union may be coming to terms with new defence challenges. But how radical are its latest strategies – and will they make the continent safer? Bastian Giegerich cuts through the jargon.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Liberal democracies and hybrid war

    16 December 2016.  Although hybrid warfare is usually viewed by liberal democracies as something to defend against, some are beginning to suggest it should be employed offensively. Kaan Sahin argues that to do so in a comprehensive way would be an act of self-sabotage.

  • Events

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2016

    09 December 2016. 

    12th Regional Security Summit
    Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa, Manama
    9–11 December 2016

  • Events

    Missile-Defence Cooperation in the Gulf

    01 December 2016. 

    Dossier launch
    Michael Elleman, Consulting Senior Fellow for Missile Defence, IISS
    Professor Toby Dodge, Consulting Senior Fellow for The Middle East, IISS; Director, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 1 December 2016, 5.30–6.30pm

  • Events

    Military innovation and adaptation: keeping the cutting edge sharp

    23 November 2016. 

    Corporate Roundtable
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 23 November 2016, 8–9AM BST

  • Events

    Missile-Defence Cooperation in The Gulf

    22 November 2016. 

    IISS Manama Dialogue Discourse Series
    Michael Elleman, Consulting Senior Fellow for Missile Defence, IISS
    Professor Toby Dodge, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East, IISS; Director, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Tuesday 22 November 2016, 10–11AM EST

  • Events

    Beyond the Iraq Inquiry: fresh perspectives on Britain’s difficult war

    10 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 10 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • IISS Voices

    The bitter war to stabilise southern Iraq - British Army report declassified

    10 October 2016.  A British Army report into the post-conflict stabilisation of Iraq has just been declassified. Here, the report is published and its author – IISS Senior Fellow for Land Warfare Ben Barry – explains some of its uncomfortable conclusions.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Conclusion: The Way Forward for Missile Defence

    29 September 2016. 

    The political sensitivities of defence design and command and control may appear to be insurmountable. Yet, for GCC states, negotiations on these issues may provide a means to start the integration of their ballistic-missile defences.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter 2: Security Cooperation on the Arabian Peninsula: Challenges and Prospects

    29 September 2016. 

    Dependence on outside powers for ensuring regional security and stability has left Gulf leaders with little desire to overcome their mistrust of one another – and to accept the compromises to absolute sovereignty that come with security and defence integration.

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