• Adelphi 457-458

    New Adelphi book

    Business and Conflict in Fragile States

    Are there better alternatives to the dominant international approaches to business and conflict in fragile states? This Adelphi explores these alternatives, showing how even acute conflict can be manageable, and providing analysis and conclusions that will interest business leaders, policymakers and community advocates alike.

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    New Strategic Comment

    Colombia: the fraught end of a long war

    The ceasefire announced between the Colombian government and the FARC, ending 50 years of destructive war, will be followed soon by a final accord and a plebiscite, which is likely to ratify the accord. While these developments are welcome, the Colombian people remain resentful of the FARC's legitimisation and sceptical about the accord's sustainability. Implementation will be a stiff and ongoing challenge.

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    Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Retrospective

    Managing South China Sea Tensions

    This event, the first in a series of IISS–Americas Shangri-La Dialogue retrospectives, featured a panel discussion on the territorial claims and rising tensions in the South China Sea.


  • The IISS Digital Annual Review

    The IISS Digital Annual Review

    Driving Strategic Thought and Action

    This inaugural Annual Review highlights the key achievements of the IISS for the year 2015–16. It presents the 'essence' of the IISS: who we are, what we do, and how we have helped governments, businesses and the expert and opinion-forming communities understand strategic change in an ever more complex world.

  1. New Adelphi book

  2. New Strategic Comment

  3. Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Retrospective

  4. The IISS Digital Annual Review

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.

New Adelphi Book

China's Cyber Power

As China increasingly gains the economic benefits of global connectivity, the West’s technological edge is fast eroding.

The IISS Digital Annual Review

Driving Strategic Thought and Action

The IISS’s inaugural online Annual Review highlights its key achievements in 2015–16.

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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