• Events

    Interpreting China's North Korea Policy

    04 May 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Andrew Scobell, Senior Political Scientist, RAND
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 4 May 2016, 12.30–1.30pm BST

  • Events

    Strategic Nuclear Issues in East Asia: Security, Energy and Fuel Cycle Choices

    26 April 2016. 

    IISS-CIIS Workshop
    26 April 2016

  • Events

    The US and Russia in the Asia-Pacific

    30 March 2016. 

    Report Launch
    Dr Kurt Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Asia Group
    Dr Vasily Mikheev, Deputy Director, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Wednesday 30 March, 2-3pm EDT

  • Survival

    Who’s Arming Asia?

    21 March 2016. 

    The United States’ dominance in arms exports to Asia, a source of regional influence, is under threat.

  • Events

    Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    17 March 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    Robert Gallucci, Former State Department Special Envoy for North Korea Nuclear Negotiations 
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 17 March, 10–11am EST

  • Military Balance Blog

    Tom Waldwyn: China’s surface-to-air missiles in the South China Sea

    29 February 2016.  By Tom Waldwyn, Research Analyst for Defence and Military Analysis China’s construction activity on features it occupies in the South China Sea has in recent years attracted increasing scrutiny internationally. In a briefing to the United States Congress in late February 2016, Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr, commander of US Pacific Command, said that China is engaged in ’destabilizing militarization of the South China Sea’. Beijing’s activity there has so far...

  • Events

    Adelphi Launch - Asia’s Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    18 February 2016. 

    Press Launch
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS-Americas and Director of the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 18 February 2016, 11am–12pm

  • Military Balance Blog

    Military Balance Recap: North Korea’s military capability development

    18 February 2016.  At the launch of The Military Balance 2016 on 9 February, Nick Childs, IISS Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, talks about the significance of North Korea’s nuclear tests and recent rocket launch. ‘A large part of the elements of this are to do with political messaging,’ he says. These actions can be seen as a further assertion of the current leadership’s abilities, and ability to retain power. However...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Tom Waldwyn: China’s new Type-052D destroyer

    17 February 2016.  Tying into a new equipment graphic in The Military Balance 2016, Tom Waldwyn, IISS Research Analyst for Defence and Military Analysis, talks about two key systems on China’s new Type-052D (Luyang III-class) destroyer, and the advantages conferred by them. The graphic analyses the ship’s key propulsion, missile launcher, radar and gun systems; displays deployed missile ranges; and provides comparisons with Japan’s Akizuki-class and India’s Kolkata-class destroyers. Watch the full launch on the IISS...

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 6: Asia

    09 February 2016.  South China Sea; Northeast Asia; Southeast Asia; Defence Economics; Macroeconomics; Regional defence spending; Regional defence procurement; Maritime-procurement trends; Aerospace; Expeditionary capabilities
    Australia: Defence economics; Defence spending; Defence procurement; Defence industry; Future budgetary and procurement uncertainties
    China: Security developments; Military services; Second Artillery Force; PLA ground forces; People’s Liberation Army Air Force; People’s Liberation Army Navy; Defence economics; Major acquisitions; Challenges remain; Future technology developments
    India: Reforming India’s defence industries; India’s defence spending; Encouraging domestic private-sector involvement
    Japan: Defence-policy developments

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