• 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

    Launch of Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2015

    29 May 2015. 

    Strategic Dossier Launch
    Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 
    Friday 29 May 2015, 6:45-7:15pm SGT/11:45-12:15pm BST

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2015

    29 May 2015. 

    Key developments and trends in Asia-Pacific security

  • Strategic Comments

    European defence spending rises, but well short of NATO target

    20 May 2015. 

    Although NATO’s European member countries have begun to increase defence spending, there is a $100bn deficit between aspirations and actual spending levels. In the context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, states are seeking to heighten military readiness.

  • Events

    A Revolution in Military Affairs with Chinese Characteristics: China’s Military Cyber and Information Warfare Capabilities

    19 May 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Nigel Inkster 
    Director for Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 19 May 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Military Balance Blog

    Tom Waldwyn: Renewing Trident

    05 May 2015.  Facts concerning the future of the UK’s submarine-based nuclear capability

  • 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...

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