• Military Balance Blog

    Asian arms suppliers: the uneven rise

    04 April 2018.  Australia’s ambitious arms-export strategy reflects the trend of Asian states rising in the global and regional arms market.

  • Survival

    American Military Superiority and the Pacific-Primacy Myth

    20 March 2018.  The claim that the United States seeks primacy – a concept distinct from military superiority – in the Asia-Pacific is fundamentally wrong.

  • Events

    The Military Balance 2018

    21 February 2018. 

    Wednesday 21 February, 10–11.30am EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, IISS
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance; Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 6: Asia

    14 February 2018.  Asia: Concerns over China; Five Power Defence Arrangements; Korean Peninsula; Regional insurgency and terrorism; Defence economics; Macroeconomics: the world’s fastest-growing region; Defence budgets and procurement: responding to latent threats; Arms industry: push on self-reliance and intra-Asian arms trade
    China: Policy developments; Organisational reform; New CMC leadership changes; Space; Expanding international presence; People’s Liberation Army; People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force; People’s Liberation Army Air Force: continuing reorganisation; People’s Liberation Army Navy; Defence economics; Reorganising the defence science and
    technology system; Implementing major projects; Defence-industry reform; Civil–military integration; Funding
    Taiwan: Bolstering defence capability; Defence economics; Defence industry

  • Events

    Launch of The Military Balance 2018

    14 February 2018. 

    Wednesday 14 February 2018, 9–10am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

  • The Military Balance

    The Military Balance 2018

    14 February 2018.  The Military Balance 2018 includes new arms orders and deliveries graphics, a wall chart focused on strategic-forces modernisation in China, Russia and the United States, and thematic texts on Chinese and Russian air-launched weapons, artificial intelligence and defence, and Russian strategic-force modernisation.

  • Military Balance Blog

    New features of The Military Balance 2018

    07 February 2018.  The Military Balance is an essential resource for those involved in security policymaking, and an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious analysis of military affairs, whether in the defence industry, government, the armed forces, academia, consultancy or the media.

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    30 January 2018.  Russia and Eurasia Angela Stent
    Asia-Pacific Lanxin Xiang
    Deterrence and Arms Control Jeffrey Lewis

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Fullerton Forum 2018: Keynote Address

    29 January 2018. 

    Fullerton Forum 2018 Keynote Address
    Song Young-moo
    Minister of National Defense, Republic of Korea 

  • IISS Voices

    The revived ‘Quad’ – and an opportunity for the US

    10 January 2018.  This strategic partnership of four democracies - India, Japan, Australia and the United States - could be a rare obstacle to Chinese assertiveness.

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