• IISS Voices

    China's advance in Nepal

    02 February 2018.  Beijing aims to take advantage of Indian blunders and boost its influence in Nepal. After a historic election victory, Nepal's new leader must balance his country's relationship with its two mighty neighbours.

  • Survival

    Xi Jinping: The Strategist Behind the Dream

    30 January 2018.  Like his American counterpart, Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to make his country great again. But there is a crucial difference: Xi has a strategy.

  • Survival

    War and Peace After the Age of Liberal Globalisation

    30 January 2018.  The new era will be one of Sino-American bipolarity and disorder, a global system in which a premium should be put on carefulness in the execution of policy.

  • Survival

    Globalisation and Chinese Grand Strategy

    30 January 2018.  China is taking steps intended to reduce its exposure to Western economic coercion, while enhancing its leverage over others.

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s evolving role in African security

    24 January 2018. 

    China’s engagement in Africa is increasingly defined by its role in bolstering peace and security. Beijing has signalled greater political will with peacekeeping deployments on the continent, as well as increasing capabilities with its new naval base in Djibouti. Positive outcomes could include greater Chinese support for African security efforts and increased regional security cooperation with the United States. But these will depend substantially on how China's wider strategic outlook and relationships evolve.

  • Events

    Statesmen and sea power: challenges for 21st century maritime strategy

    22 January 2018. 

    Monday 22 January, 6-7pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE PhD, Visiting Fellow, Churchill College
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Concern over China’s move towards closed nuclear fuel cycle

    19 January 2018.  The recent AREVA agreement between France and China has raised fears over how Beijing will use reprocessed nuclear fuel.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Japan, the F-35B and wider aircraft carrier options

    17 January 2018.  Tokyo's suspected plan to place fighters on its helicopter-carrying destroyers is an ambitious one - but the move would significantly boost protection for its naval formations.

  • IISS Voices

    The revived ‘Quad’ – and an opportunity for the US

    10 January 2018.  This strategic partnership of four democracies - India, Japan, Australia and the United States - could be a rare obstacle to Chinese assertiveness.

  • Expert Commentary

    China's State Security Strategy: 'everyone is responsible'

    14 December 2017.  Government education campaigns underscore how Beijing demands loyalty to the party and state from every sector of society — including security forces, party members and the general population.

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