• IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 8 to 14 February

    16 February 2018.  Empty seats at Winter Olympics after cyber attack; UK employs algorithm to detect Islamic State propaganda; a glimpse inside North Korea’s cyber army.

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter I, Part II: Big data, artificial intelligence and defence

    14 February 2018.  Military applications

    From tactical to operational
    Strategic advantage
    Ethical considerations
    2018 and beyond

  • Events

    Terrorism and the new disorder

    08 February 2018. 

    Thursday 8 February, 8.30–9.30am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    John Raine CMG OBE, Senior Adviser for Geopolitical Due Diligence, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 1 to 7 February

    08 February 2018.  UK cyber defence thwarts 54 million attacks; Iran helping to build Hizbullah’s cyber capability; Pakistan launches online app for reporting extremist content.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 25 to 31 January

    01 February 2018.  US rejects more sanctions on Russia; heat map by fitness app Strava reveals global military activity; China spies on African Union in Addis Ababa.

  • Events

    Scanning the horizon for 2018: what's next in cyber and space?

    30 January 2018. 

    Tuesday 30 January, 2–3pm EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis; Director of Aerospace Security Project, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Sean Kanuck, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 18 to 24 January

    25 January 2018.  US considers nuclear strike against cyber attacks; UK to launch fake news response team; malware capable of controlling nuclear plants leaked online.

  • Strategic Comments

    The wider implications of Zapad 2017

    17 January 2018. 

    Russia's Zapad 2017 exercise, in which Russia defended Belarus against externally supported extremist groups, conveyed Russia's determination to re-establish its sphere of influence in the face of NATO’s perceived expansionism. NATO must not allow the fact that Zapad was less aggressive than some had feared to blunt its message of greater vigilance and preparedness, nor shake its firm commitment to eastern European allies.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 14 to 20 December

    21 December 2017.  US to enhance cyber capabilities; North Korea disrupts cryptocurrency exchange; Russian vessels endanger world internet, UK defence chief warns.

  • Expert Commentary

    The internet has made nuclear war thinkable – again

    19 December 2017.  As the digital and nuclear worlds become increasingly entangled, the strategy of nuclear deterrence is being redefined, giving rise to new risks.

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