• IISS Voices

    Salisbury response is the first big test for ‘Global Britain’

    16 March 2018.  Brexit should not stop the UK winning EU support after the Russian chemical attack. NATO backing is crucial too – and could take the form of cyber retaliation.

  • IISS Voices

    The Salisbury attack and relations with Russia after Putin’s re-election

    14 March 2018.  Last week’s chemical weapons attack demands a response from the West. Leaders could pursue symbolic gestures, or take steps that risk driving Russia’s elite even closer to Putin. But a new sanctions framework would offer a clear and legitimate pathway to better relations with Moscow.

  • 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
    Norway: Security policy; NATO; Defence policy and military strategy; The armed forces; Defence economics; Defence industry
    United Kingdom: Armed services; Defence economics

  • Events

    The UK’s contribution to European security and defence

    12 February 2018. 

    Monday 12 February, 1.30–3pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Dr Christian Mölling, Research Director, German Council on Foreign Relations
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS

  • Military Balance Blog

    After Brexit, what role should the UK play in European security and defence?

    12 February 2018.  Could defence and security be positive chapters in the Brexit story? Nobody wins if European common security is compromised, argue Bastian Giegerich and Christian Mölling in a new research paper. An unconditional commitment to the security of their citizens should inspire a serious conversation about how the remaining EU member states and the UK can work together.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Anglo-French UCAV: ‘Phase Zero’ followed by Phase ‘Zero Progress’?

    07 February 2018.  Anglo-French Summit casts a shadow over the future of UCAV project.

  • Events

    The return of the carriers: implications for UK defence and beyond

    30 November 2017. 

    Thursday 30 November, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Survival

    Avoiding a Hard Brexit in Foreign Policy

    20 November 2017.  It cannot be assumed that the United Kingdom and European Union’s current shared foreign-policy interests will be saved from the broader disruption of Brexit.

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