Defence and Military Analysis

Defence and Military Analysis

As military concepts and technologies adjust to changing security threats, this IISS research programme is on top of the latest in global strategy, capabilities and expenditure.

The Military Balance

Indispensable defence data and analysis

Find out how The Military Balance 2018 and our complementary database, Military Balance+, can drive your analysis of global military capabilities and defence economics. 


How and why is China's security role changing?

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.

A federated way ahead for NATO in an age of complexity

In a new paper, the IISS calls for NATO to adopt a 'persistent federated approach’ in the face of unprecedentedly complex security challenges.