The Strategic Dossiers series harnesses the Institute’s technical expertise to present key information on strategic issues. Dossiers published recently include those on Preventing Nuclear Dangers in Southeast Asia and Australasia, Nuclear Programmes in the Middle East, Nuclear Black Markets and on Iran’s Strategic Weapons Programme.

More on past Strategic Dossiers

North Korean Security Challenges: A net assessment

A detailed and objective assessment of North Korea’s nuclear, chemical, biological and missile programmes. The dossier is broad in scope, addressing North Korea’s conventional forces; internal dynamics amidst an unfolding dynastic succession; non-military security threats, including state criminality, human rights abuses and refugee issues; and unification scenarios for the peninsula.

The FARC Files: Venezuela, Ecuador and the Secret Archive of ‘Raúl Reyes’

Unique insights into the thinking and evolution of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). It is based on a study of the computer disks belonging to Luis Edgar Devía Silva (aka Raúl Reyes), head of FARCs International Committee (COMINTER), that were seized by Colombian armed forces in a raid in March 2008.

Iran’s Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Capabilities: A net assessment 


Provides a detailed and objective technical assessment of these programmes and offers a carefully nuanced estimate for how long it would take Iran to produce nuclear weapons under different scenarios.

Iran’s Ballistic Missile Capabilities: A net assessment

Offers the most detailed information available in the public domain about Iran’s liquid- and solid-fuelled missiles and its indigenous production capabilities. The dossier also analyses the military and strategic effectiveness of Iran’s potential arsenal, including both conventional and non-conventional warheads.

Preventing Nuclear Dangers in Southeast Asia and Australasia

A history of nuclear programmes in the region, an evaluation of national nuclear capabilities and policies, and an analysis of future aspirations in each of the members of ASEAN plus Australia and New Zealand.

European Military Capabilities: Building Armed Forces for Modern Operations

An analysis of current trends and of new ways to assess the military capabilities that European nations will need to address future threats to their security.

Nuclear Programmes in the Middle East: In the shadow of Iran

A history of nuclear programmes in the region, an evaluation of national nuclear capabilities and policies, and an analysis of future aspirations.

Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, A.Q. Khan and the rise of proliferation networks

An assessment of the Pakistani nuclear programme from which the Khan network emerged, the network’s proliferation activities, and the illicit trade in fissile materials.

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North Korean security challenges: a net assessment

Watch the launch of North Korean security challenges: a net assessment with Mark Fizpatrick, Director of the IISS Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme.

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The FARC Files: Venezuela, Ecuador and the Secret Archive of  'Raúl Reyes'

Watch the launch of The FARC Files: Venezuela, Ecuador and the Secret Archive of 'Raúl Reyes' with Nigel Inkster, Director of the Transnational Threats and Political Risk Programme.