• Events

    NATO’s maritime posture: meeting the new challenges

    02 May 2018. 

    Wednesday 2 May, 12.30–1.30pm BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander, NATO Allied Maritime Command
    Chair:
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Tunisia’s reluctant partnership with NATO

    06 April 2018.  Tunisia's mixed signals over NATO cooperation reflect domestic pressures and regional tensions. France may see an opportunity to build influence in its former colony.

  • Events

    F-35 Lightning II: for better or worse

    15 March 2018. 

    Thursday 15 March, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Speaker:
    Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS
    Chair:
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Expert Commentary

    Is NATO’s two percent target fit for purpose?

    06 March 2018.  NATO’s two percent target on defence spending only provides a limited view of countries’ defence capabilities. Lucie Béraud-Sudreau and Bastian Giegerich welcome recent commitments by European states to spend smarter.

  • Events

    The Military Balance 2018

    21 February 2018. 

    Wednesday 21 February, 10–11.30am EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, IISS
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance; Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    The Russian–Turkish rapprochement

    15 February 2018. 

    Relations between Russia and Turkey have recently swung from comprehensive discord to wide-ranging cooperation, spanning the energy, economic, military and diplomatic spheres. But their rapprochement remains far from a strategic partnership, defined more by tensions and uncertainties than by clearly shared national interests. The pendulum could swing back again.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Does Russia really include limited nuclear strikes in its large-scale military exercises?

    15 February 2018.  Bruno Tertrais questions whether Russia is preparing to use theatre nuclear weapons and highlights the wider significance of its military exercises.

  • Military Balance Blog

    European defence spending: the new consensus

    15 February 2018.  Changing threat perceptions and an improved economic climate have prompted European states to increase defence spending.

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 4: Europe

    14 February 2018. 

    Europe: Defence collaboration in the EU; Internationalisation of the German armed forces; NATO: settling into new realities; NATO–EU relations; Defence Economics; A favourable economic context; Procurement trends: modernisation under way; Industry: manoeuvres in the naval sector
    France
    Norway: Security policy; NATO; Defence policy and military strategy; The armed forces; Defence economics; Defence industry
    United Kingdom: Armed services; Defence economics

  • Events

    Launch of The Military Balance 2018

    14 February 2018. 

    Wednesday 14 February 2018, 9–10am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Host:
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

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