Monty d'Inverno

Monty d’Inverno

Research Analyst for Defence and Military Analysis


  • Defence, armed forces, land warfare
  • Middle East and Asia
  • Force structure, orders of battle and land warfare platforms

Languages: English

Summary: Monty d’Inverno works in the Defence and Military Analysis Programme with a primary focus on research and analysis for the The Military Balance and The Military Balance Plus online database. He also contributes to wider research and consultancy in his areas of expertise.


  • 2016: Land Warfare Research Assistant, IISS
  • 9 years as a British Army Reserve officer in infantry, intelligence and defence engagement roles including:
    • 2016: Staff Officer to the Defence Adviser, UK High Commission, Singapore
    • 2015: Intelligence Officer, The London Regiment
    • 2011: Liaison Officer to Afghan National Security Forces, Combined Force Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
  • 2006–2007: Armoured Infantry Officer, The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (Gap Year Commission serving in Germany, Canada and Poland)


  • 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; the 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: April 2016

Department: Research Analyst, Defence and Military Analysis


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