• Expert Commentary

    Mutual security should be theme of Moon–Trump summit

    26 June 2017.  In making a friendly connection with Donald Trump, President Moon Jae-in can remind his host that South Korea is America's most important partner in dealing with the North Korean threat, argues Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Towards 355: US Navy throws down the gauntlet on urgency

    13 June 2017.  It is remarkable, given the resource implications involved, how much of a political consensus has formed in the United States around a new, dramatically more ambitious US Navy force goal of 355 ships compared to the previous target of 308.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Montenegro: NATO enlarges once more

    07 June 2017.  On 5 June 2017, Montenegro formally joined the NATO Alliance, as its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty was formally deposited with the US State Department. A flag-raising ceremony took place at NATO headquarters today to mark this historic event.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Three: China’s Strategic Objectives at Sea

    02 June 2017. 

    Hierarchy of National-Security and Maritime Priorities; Authoritative Sources Outline Maritime Strategy; High–Low Execution with Three Sea Forces; Conclusion

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Nine: Military Cyber Capabilities in the Asia-Pacific

    02 June 2017. 

    Diffusion of Military Cyber Capabilities in East Asia; Cyber as Strategic Competition; Assessing Military Cyber Capabilities; Evolving Doctrinal Variations; Regional Cyber Powers; Conclusion

  • Events

    The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017

    02 June 2017. 

    16th Asia Security Summit
    Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
    2–4 June 2017

  • Events

    Military innovation and adaptation: keeping the cutting edge sharp

    25 May 2017. 

    Discussion meeting
    Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Chaired by Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 25 May 2017, 12.30–2.00pm GMT

  • Expert Commentary

    Will Trump be Israel's redeemer?

    23 May 2017.  Having steered his new administration, with record speed, into scandal and dysfunction, Donald Trump is now on his first foreign trip as president. He sets down today in Israel, his second stop after a weekend in Saudi Arabia.

  • Strategic Comments

    The WannaCry ransomware attack

    23 May 2017. 

    The worldwide 'WannaCry' ransomware attack of uncertain origin earlier this month did little lasting damage. Nevertheless, it indicated widespread vulnerability to threats from outlier states and non-state actors, which pose the greatest risks to cyber security. While governments and industry should adopt a more systematic and anticipatory approach to minimising such threats, they are unlikely to treat the attack as a major wake-up call.

  • Expert Commentary

    The damage Mike Flynn has done to American foreign policy

    19 May 2017.  The Trump administration’s defenders may point out that whether or not Michael T. Flynn’s policy recommendations while he was national security adviser were made to please Turkey, they did not, in fact, materially affect policy. But they could have done so, argue Jonathan Stevenson and Steven Simon.

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