Books and journals on security and foreign-policy topics. IISS publications reflect the authoritative analysis of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in global political risk and military conflict.

Essential Reading

Armed Conflict Survey

The Armed Conflict Survey provides in-depth analysis of the political, military and humanitarian dimensions of all major armed conflicts, as well as data on fatalities, refugees and internally displaced persons. This reference work on contemporary conflict also includes maps, infographics and multi-year data, as well as the IISS Chart of Conflict.

New Strategic Dossier

Harnessing IISS expertise to analyse key strategic issues. Our latest dossier looks at Iran's missile capabilities, the efforts to counter the threat they pose by Gulf Arab states and the broader evolution of security structures in the region.

Strategic Comments

Succinct analysis of global issues in 40 email alerts a year. IISS Strategic Comments also provide background detail to events in the news.

The Adelphi Series

This authoritative series of books on issues of international security is the Institute's principal contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research.


Indispensable defence data and analysis

IISS assessments of the military capabilities and defence economics of over 171 countries are available in our renowned annual reference book, The Military Balance, and a new online database, Military Balance+.

Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

A leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs.

Strategic Survey

The Annual Review of World Affairs

Strategic Survey covers all the events and themes of the year region by region, and includes special essays on important policy issues.

IISS Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter allows IISS members to keep abreast of the full spectrum of the Institute's activities, conferences and meetings.

Conference Proceedings

The IISS convenes international conferences and summits in all parts of the globe, and manages and runs many international events.

Monitoring Conflicts Worldwide

Armed Conflict Database

A regularly updated IISS online resource providing detailed information on more than 70 conflicts worldwide.

strategic dossiers

Strategic Dossiers

Harnessing the Institute's technical expertise to present detailed information on the key strategic issues.