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.


The country-by-country guide to military developments

The annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of over 171 countries, and a must-have for anyone conducting serious studies of security policy and military affairs.

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Armed Conflict Survey 2017

The Armed Conflict Survey provides in-depth analysis of the political, military and humanitarian dimensions of all major armed conflicts.

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.

Strategic Survey

The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics

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

Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

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

Strategic Dossier

Key developments in Asia-Pacific security

This dossier, launching at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue on 2 June, looks at the key developments and trends in Asia-Pacific security. The 2017 edition focuses on the evolving roles of the United States and China in the region, particularly in regards to the South China Sea.

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

Trusted by governments, policymakers, the private sector, academia and the media, the Armed Conflict Database provides in-depth data, timelines and reports on conflicts worldwide. 

strategic dossiers

Strategic Dossiers

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