• Armed Conflict Survey

    Book launch

    Armed Conflict Survey 2016

    Launching on 5 May, the Armed Conflict Survey 2016 provides in-depth analysis of the political, military and humanitarian dimensions of all major armed conflicts.

  • ACS Chart of Conflict

    Armed Conflict Survey 2016

    The Chart of Conflict

    This year's edition of the chart focuses on armed conflict in urban centres. Including concise accounts of the drivers and dynamics of urban conflict, as well as infographics on its indicators and effects, the chart is a valuable resource for those seeking to understand contemporary warfare.

  • Pyongyang mass games by Roman Harak


    Next Week at IISS

    On Wednesday 4 May Dr Andrew Scobell will be 'Interpreting China's North Korea Policy', while Ambassador Ali Sarwar Naqvi will discuss 'Pakistan's Nuclear Diplomacy'.

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  2. Armed Conflict Survey 2016

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MB 2016

the military balance

The Military Balance 2016

The annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of over 171 countries. It is an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious studies of security policy and military affairs.


Adelphi Book

Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers

Under what conditions would the democracies in Northeast Asia seek to join the nuclear weapons club? 

Vijay Shankar with Rahul Roy-Chaudhury

Deterrence at Sea

India's Evolving Options

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar offered insights into India's nuclear deterrent at sea and the new Arihant class submarines.

Evolution of the Cyber Domain: The Implications for National and Global Security

Strategic Dossier

Evolution of the Cyber Domain

Cyber security has become a focal point for conflicting domestic and international interests, and increasingly for the projection of state power. This Dossier charts and contextualises the key developments and trends that have shaped the cyber domain since the 1950s.

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