About the Defence and Military Analysis Programme

The IISS Defence and Military Analysis programme (DMAP) is concerned with military and security policies and capabilities; defence spending, procurement and industry; and the impact of new technologies. DMAP’s core research activities are related to the production of The Military Balance  and Military Balance+.

Current research streams include assessing military capabilities in the Asia-Pacific (in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific programme); analysing Russia’s military modernisation; studying military innovation and adaptation, in order to improve both military and business innovation and adaptation in the future; and assessing European defence spending with a view to shifting the debate beyond NATO’s 2% spending target.

These programmes will achieve impact through a mix of meetings with senior officials and publications that provide the facts on which debate can proceed and provide an analytical framework to support decision-makers.