• Events

    Scanning the horizon for 2018: what's next in cyber and space?

    19 December 2017. 

    Tuesday 19 December, 3.30–5.30pm EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Sean Kanuck, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis; Director of Aerospace Security Project; Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Events

    The IISS Manama Dialogue 2017

    08 December 2017. 

    8–10 December 2017
    The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

  • Military Balance Blog

    Ground-launched cruise missiles: US moves closer to action over alleged Russian breach

    06 December 2017.  Ground-based intermediate nuclear-capable weapons could make an unwelcome return to Europe if a US–Russia treaty unravels.

  • Events

    The return of the carriers: implications for UK defence and beyond

    30 November 2017. 

    Thursday 30 November, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Events

    Security and climate change in the Pacific: from Asia to the US

    28 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 28 November, 10–11.30am EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    John Conger, Senior Policy Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security (CCS)
    Shiloh Fetzek, Senior Fellow for International Affairs, CCS
    Brigadier General (Retd) Gerald Galloway, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Sherri Goodman, Senior Advisor for International Security, CCS
    Dr Marcus King, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Rear Admiral (Retd) Ann Phillips, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Military Balance Blog

    Amphibious futures: the UK controversy and beyond

    27 November 2017.  Potential scalebacks to the United Kingdom’s amphibious ambitions come amid a growth in countries investing heavily in amphibious assault ships.

  • Strategic Comments

    Strategic implications of the ambush in Niger

    22 November 2017. 

    The October jihadist ambush in Niger that left four American soldiers on a combined patrol with Nigerien forces dead has raised questions about the extent to which US military personnel should advise and assist local military operations overseas. It has also produced controversy about civil-military relations in the Trump administration. As a result, Congress's post-9/11 Authorization of the Use of Military Force, delegating broad powers to the president to initiate counter-terrorism efforts, may be curtailed.

  • Military Balance Blog

    China’s 19th Party Congress: streamlined top military tier to push Xi’s reforms further

    20 November 2017.  The new line-up of officials in China’s Central Military Commission reflects President Xi Jinping’s priority for increasing combat readiness.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Resolving contradictions: India’s clashing fighter requirements

    07 November 2017.  India’s interest in Russia’s fifth-generation fighter highlights conflicting priorities between the air force and the domestic defence industry.

  • Military Balance Blog

    BAE’s tactical cuts: a reflection of a lack of British strategic direction

    31 October 2017.  UK final assembly of crewed combat aircraft will likely end by the mid-2020s, due to a lack of long-term strategy from British governments.

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