Joseph Dempsey

Research Associate for Defence and Military Analysis



  • Defence, military equipment
  • Conflict zones
  • Open-source intelligence analysis, imagery and data development

Languages: English

Summary: Joseph Dempsey is a Research Associate for the Defence and Military Analysis Programme and the development lead for The Military Balance Plus online database. He contributes to the annual flagship publication The Military Balance and conducts other research within his areas of expertise.


  • 2009–2014: Intelligence Analyst, SO15 Counter Terrorism Command, Metropolitan Police Service

Selected Publications:

  • ‘Awaiting the Armata T-14 tank’, Defence Procurement International, Summer 2016
  • The Military Balance, contributor

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.

Joined IISS: March 2014

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