• Events

    Negotiating non-proliferation with North Korea and Iran

    14 June 2018. 

    Thursday 14 June, 10–11am EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Newell Highsmith, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
    Barbara Slavin, Director, Future Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Events

    Permanent Structured Cooperation: renewing attempts at EU defence integration

    12 June 2018. 

    Tuesday 12 June, 12.30–1.30pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Professor Sven Biscop, Director, Europe in the World Programme, Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS

  • Military Balance Blog

    A ten-year global defence-spending review: from economic crisis to security crises

    21 May 2018.  Western powers are now willing to spend more on defence, after nearly a decade of cuts that saw Asia overtake Europe in military expenditure.

  • Strategic Comments

    Russia and the West

    17 May 2018. 

    Russia and the West are engaged in an ongoing strategic confrontation that shows few signs of relenting. While it is to an extent moderated by the practical need for cooperation on important security issues, Cold War-era logic is likely to prevail in the medium term. The key challenge is to develop clear rules for managing the confrontation.

  • IISS Voices

    Michel and the mechanics: Brexit and defence

    15 May 2018.  By taking a mechanical approach to establishing a post-Brexit security partnership with the UK, the European Union risks missing out on pragmatic solutions that could enhance the security of all European citizens.

  • Events

    NATO’s maritime posture: meeting the new challenges

    02 May 2018. 

    Wednesday 2 May, 12.30–1.30pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander, NATO Allied Maritime Command
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Politics and Strategy

    Iran nuclear deal on the ropes

    01 May 2018.  Anticipating Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, Mark Fitzpatrick and Dana Allin look at why the Europeans should strive with all their power to preserve the accord.

  • Events

    Improving intelligence cooperation in the European Union

    18 April 2018. 

    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 18 April, 11AM-12PM
    Nigel Inkster, Senior Adviser, IISS
    Dr Gerhard Conrad, Director of the Intelligence and Situation Centre, European Union


  • Events

    Transatlantic traumas: has illiberalism brought the West to the brink of collapse?

    16 April 2018. 

    Monday 16 April, 12.30-1.30PM BST
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, IISS
    Professor Stanley R. Sloan, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

  • Survival

    Democracies Don’t Die, They Are Killed

    20 March 2018.  How Democracies Die offers one of the best accounts available of the crimes against democracy in America. But its prescriptions for redress are underwhelming.

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