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    NEW EDITION OUT NOW

    Making sense of a year of fracture

    Strategic Survey offers impartial analysis of the events of the year that shaped relations between major powers. The latest edition assesses the many alliances and strategic relationships that are coming under increasing strain, and offers insights into the growing security threats and volatile domestic politics that now dominate relations between major powers.

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    BOOK LAUNCH

    Shedding light on global policy challenges

    During a packed launch event on 20 September, IISS experts offered region-by-region assessments of global political and security developments, and shed light on the issues that are likely to preoccupy policymakers over the coming year. 

  1. NEW EDITION OUT NOW

  2. BOOK LAUNCH

Strategic Survey 2017

Strategic Survey 2017

The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics

Latest Strategic Comments

Strategic Geography

Strategic Survey has long contained vital data in map form, providing detailed, accessible overviews of issues that are altering the balance of power regionally and globally. The Strategic Geography section in Strategic Survey 2017 features maps on North Korea’s illicit economic network, constitutional change and conflict in Turkey, and the burgeoning food-security crisis.

Expert analysis

Watch our experts offer their assessments of the past year's political and security developments, and the global policy challenges of the coming one.

2017 highlights

Special essays include an analysis of new developments in information warfare - as well as new writing on urbanisation, democracy and the future of the World Trade Organization.