• 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
    Speaker:
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Events

    Security and climate change in the Pacific: from Asia to the US

    28 November 2017. 

    Tuesday 28 November, 10–11.30am EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    John Conger, Senior Policy Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security (CCS)
    Shiloh Fetzek, Senior Fellow for International Affairs, CCS
    Brigadier General (Retd) Gerald Galloway, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Sherri Goodman, Senior Advisor for International Security, CCS
    Dr Marcus King, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Rear Admiral (Retd) Ann Phillips, Member, Advisory Board, CCS
    Chair:
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Military Balance Blog

    China’s 19th Party Congress: streamlined top military tier to push Xi’s reforms further

    20 November 2017.  The new line-up of officials in China’s Central Military Commission reflects President Xi Jinping’s priority for increasing combat readiness.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Resolving contradictions: India’s clashing fighter requirements

    07 November 2017.  India’s interest in Russia’s fifth-generation fighter highlights conflicting priorities between the air force and the domestic defence industry.

  • Military Balance Blog

    BAE’s tactical cuts: a reflection of a lack of British strategic direction

    31 October 2017.  UK final assembly of crewed combat aircraft will likely end by the mid-2020s, due to a lack of long-term strategy from British governments.

  • IISS Voices

    Why Washington needs to abandon Cold War mindset in nuclear modernisation plans

    24 October 2017.  America can make better choices for modernising its nuclear forces than simply rebuilding the Cold War nuclear arsenal, argues James Doyle in the latest Adelphi book. In this introduction to his book, he explains that cheaper and more stable alternatives that comply with arms-control treaties are available, if only Washington can move on from its Cold War mindset.

  • Events

    City-led policies and terrorism: building security and resilience through urban interventions

    19 October 2017. 

    Thursday 19 October, 8.30–9.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Speakers:
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS

  • IISS Voices

    Xi offers bold vision for PLA at 19th Party Congress

    19 October 2017.  This week’s policy announcements by Xi Jinping are part of a concerted effort by China to shape the PLA into a world-class force. Encompassing a modernisation drive, a major force restructure and an anti-corruption programme, the reforms are as wide-ranging as they are bold, explains Alex Neill. 

  • Events

    Challenges, opportunities, and innovation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific

    17 October 2017. 

    Tuesday 17 October, 7–8pm SGT
    The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Speaker:
    Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr, Commander, United States Pacific Command
    Chair:
    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia

  • Strategic Comments

    US Afghanistan policy: regional aspects

    05 October 2017. 

    US President Donald Trump's new ‘Afghanistan and South Asia’ policy identifies Pakistan and India as key players but ignores or minimises other influential regional actors with vested interests in Afghanistan, including China, Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Unless the US better integrates their interests, any regional approach to Afghanistan's stability and security is unlikely to succeed.

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