Douglas Barrie

Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace


  • Defence, air power and air forces
  • NATO, China and Russia
  • Guided weapons, defence-aerospace industry

Languages: English

Summary: Douglas Barrie is responsible for ensuring the quality of the Institute’s military aerospace analysis and the information on air-power capabilities presented in the flagship Military Balance publication. He is also responsible for the formulation and execution of research projects in his areas of expertise.


  • 2001–2010: London Bureau Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology
  • 1999–2001: European Editor, Defense News
  • 1991–1999: Defence Aviation Editor, Flight International
  • 1989–1991: Deputy News Editor, Jane's Defence Weekly

Selected Publications:

  • The Military Balance, contributor
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2016, contributor
  • ‘Brexit, Russian Threat Shape Farnborough; F-35 Dominates Show’, Breaking Defense, 8 July 2016
  • ‘China’s challenge to US air superiority’, Shangri-La Voices, 13 June 2016
  • ‘Russian Wings over Syria’, Aerospace, July 2016

About the Defence and Military Analysis Programme:

The IISS Defence and Military Analysis Programme (DMAP) analyses global defence and security affairs. Focus areas include national military and security policies and capabilities; reform and modernisation of armed forces; impact of new technologies; defence spending and procurement; the effects of austerity and rising spending on defence policy and acquisition; trends in equipment design and utility; and the defence-industrial base.

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