• Events

    The strategic implications of China's economic statecraft

    09 May 2018. 

    Wednesday 9 May, 10–11am EDT
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Charles Boustany, Counselor and Chair, Center for Innovation, Trade, and Strategy, National Bureau of Asian Research
    Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Events

    Assessing South Asia security: risks and prospects

    08 May 2018. 

    Tuesday 8 May, 1–2pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Dr Roger Kangas, Academic Dean, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA)
    Jack Gill, Adjunct Professor, NESA
    Antoine Levesques, Research Associate for South Asia, IISS
    Chair:
    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    India and Pakistan search for stability as elections loom

    16 April 2018.  South Asia's nuclear powers must sidestep political turmoil if they hope to rescue a key bilateral relationship.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Asian arms suppliers: the uneven rise

    04 April 2018.  Australia’s ambitious arms-export strategy reflects the trend of Asian states rising in the global and regional arms market.

  • IISS Voices

    State of emergency ends, but the Maldives is still in crisis

    03 April 2018.  Turmoil in the Maldives has seen opposition figures arrested, detained and imprisoned. As the country's ties to China grow ever stronger, Commonwealth leaders have a chance to speak up for human rights and the rule of law.

  • IISS Voices

    Chinese culture and soft power

    27 March 2018.  China's heritage and values can serve as tools to increase the country's global standing, according to its leader Xi Jinping. But Chinese culture cannot be easily defined, and may prove unappealing beyond the country's borders. 

  • Expert Commentary

    Revising Japan's Article 9: Yes, but not now

    16 March 2018.  The price for 'normalising' Japan's military posture is too steep, especially for something that is largely of symbolic value.

  • Events

    Boots on the ground: continuity and change in the character of land warfare

    26 February 2018. 

    Monday 26 February, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Chair:
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Maritime Security, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    How China sees the challenges and opportunities of global leadership

    23 February 2018.  What is China’s place in the world? It’s a question that has generated much debate in Western media over recent years, but little has so far been understood about Beijing’s thinking on the matter. Nigel Inkster finds important insights in recent editorials published in the country’s official media.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Xi looks to China's private sector as he pursues a slimmer, smarter PLA

    23 February 2018.  China’s ‘civil–military integration’ policy is intended to inject more innovation into the country’s defence industry, at a time when defence spending is under pressure to be more efficient.

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