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17 April 2018.
Readiness problems plague Germany’s armed forces – and may cast doubt on the country’s credibility as a military partner.
12 April 2018.
See how the West could launch a military response to the chemical attack in Douma.
09 April 2018.
The Italian military is taking on a greater role in Africa, while reducing its presence in Asia and the Middle East.
04 April 2018.
Australia’s ambitious arms-export strategy reflects the trend of Asian states rising in the global and regional arms market.
29 March 2018.
Britain's defence budget has again come under considerable financial pressure. The “Modernising Defence Programme” is another defence review. If it does not secure additional funding more cuts to UK military capability are likely.
15 March 2018.
Very high speed cruise missiles are a long-held ambition for the US, Russia, and China, but progress toward them has been slow. Technological barriers are only now being overcome.
14 March 2018.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will lead a new coalition government that has diluted her power and produced low expectations, amid considerable domestic uncertainty and foreign policy challenges. But Merkel’s instincts for caution, control and compromise will likely continue to make Germany a crucial stabilising force in Europe and a key player in determining the future of the European Union.
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.
26 February 2018.
Monday 26 February, 12.30–1.30pm GMT
Arundel House, London
Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Maritime Security, IISS
23 February 2018.
China’s ‘civil–military integration’ policy is intended to inject more innovation into the country’s defence industry, at a time when defence spending is under pressure to be more efficient.
Based on an innovative collaboration with the Mercator Institute for China Studies, this project explores China’s defence and security policy and initiatives to determine how and why China’s role in the international security arena is evolving.
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In a new paper, the IISS calls for NATO to adopt a 'persistent federated approach’ in the face of unprecedentedly complex security challenges.
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