• Survival

    Measuring Military Cyber Power

    17 July 2017.  Understanding how and why cyber capabilities are developed and deployed is becoming a critical element in determining the power dynamics between states.

  • Survival

    The Benefits of Hindsight: Historical Research and Political Accountability

    16 May 2017.  The only fair test when evaluating policymakers’ judgements is to ask whether a decision was reasonable given what was known at the time.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Armed Conflict Survey 2017

    09 May 2017.  The worldwide review of political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Armed Conflict Survey 2017: Chart of Conflict

    09 May 2017. 

    This map of global hot spots focuses on UN peacekeeping operations, with graphics, tables and charts.

  • Events

    Forward thinking on transnational threats

    05 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Michael Miklaucic, Director of Research, Information and Publications, Center for Complex Operations, US National Defense University
    Mark Shaw, Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
    Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
    Hilary Matfess, Research Analyst and Senior Programme Officer, Center For Democracy and Development, Abuja
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 5 April 2017, 12.30–2pm BST

  • Events

    Managing the Power Within: China's Central State Security Commission

    04 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Samantha Hoffman, Research Consultant at IISS Future Conflict and Cyber Security and Defence and Military Analysis programmes
    Peter Mattis, Fellow, Jamestown Foundation China Programme
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 4 April 2017, 10–11am BST

  • Politics and Strategy

    Cyber attacks on Ukraine's power grid: to what end?

    03 February 2017.  Two cyber attacks in Ukraine show what capable hackers attacking critical infrastructure might be able to achieve.

  • Events

    The New Jihadist

    17 October 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies, King's College London
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 17 October 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Expert Commentary

    Harvard Business Review: Why Your Company Needs a Foreign Policy

    09 August 2016.  By John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive of the IISS In February 2014, Russia invaded the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, and the following month, it announced Crimea’s annexation. This sudden act marked the beginning of the first major strategic crisis in Europe in a generation and served as a wake-up call to business leaders. As the crisis was unfolding, the Bank of England surveyed business executives on their views of systemic...

  • Expert Commentary

    Democracy and Security: How the CT Community Failed to Anticipate the Islamic State

    29 July 2016.  By Nelly Lahoud, Senior Fellow for Political Islamism, IISS–Middle East This article is a critique of the dominant approach within the counter-terrorism (CT) community that failed to analyze IS’s trajectory as a distinct group since at least 2006. We argue that two factors account for this failure. The first concerns the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), the law that was enacted in the wake of the 9/11 attacks...

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