• Survival


    20 March 2018.  In the April–May issue, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira and Harry Verhoeven explore how military intervention has become a component of African state sovereignty; Bruno Tertrais contends that Russia’s nuclear policy is more of a political threat than a military one; Heather Williams analyses the US Nuclear Posture Review; Matthew Harries argues that the United States seems uncertain it can deter weaker adversaries; Paul Meyer and Tom Sauer assess the significance...

  • IISS Voices

    An improbable Trump–Kim summit

    09 March 2018.  Could the fraught Korean situation be moving in the direction of peace and even a potential solution to the North Korean threat? Mark Fitzpatrick reflects on a remarkable week for Korean diplomacy and the prospect of a Trump–Kim summit.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Asia-Pacific amphibious capability developments

    16 February 2018.  Contested maritime domains and the growing significance of disaster-relief missions have increased the attraction of amphibious forces in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Politics and Strategy

    No preconditions or rewards for the US and North Korea ‘just talking’

    13 February 2018.  The prospect of US engagement with North Korea may not budge Pyongyang but it keeps the US and South Korea in sync, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • IISS Voices

    South Korea staying strong in face of nuclear threat

    05 February 2018.  Sanctions and traditional deterrence measures may not thwart North Korea - but its neighbour is not backing down. 

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Fullerton Forum 2018: Keynote Address

    29 January 2018. 

    Fullerton Forum 2018 Keynote Address
    Song Young-moo
    Minister of National Defense, Republic of Korea 

  • IISS Voices

    Trump in Asia: Stick to the script

    03 November 2017.  Donald Trump is embarking on a crucial visit to the Asia-Pacific. The president should control his temper, reassure his allies and make a meaningful defence of the rules-based order.

  • Events

    Korean security: challenges and opportunities

    31 October 2017. 

    Tuesday 31 October, 9am–1pm SGT
    IISS–Asia, Singapore
    Mr Ko Yun-ju, Deputy Director-General, North Korean Affairs Bureau; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
    Dr Lim Soo-ho, Research Fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia

  • Events

    Challenges, opportunities, and innovation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific

    17 October 2017. 

    Tuesday 17 October, 7–8pm SGT
    The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr, Commander, United States Pacific Command
    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia

  • Events

    The escalating crisis on the Korean Peninsula: prospects of peaceful resolution

    21 September 2017. 

    Thursday 21 September, 8.30–9.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Matthew Cottee, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, IISS
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS

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