• Events

    The proliferation of terrorist watch lists in the US

    22 September 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Jeffrey Kahn, Professor of Law, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 22 September 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Strategic Comments

    Cyber conflict and deterrence

    14 September 2016. 

    As with the strategic adaptation to nuclear weapons, effectively developing the policies, doctrines and plans required to stabilise the deterrence of cyber conflict constitutes a long-term challenge. Although major powers have exercised mutual restraint for fear of precipitating uncontrollable consequences, the self-deterrence arising from strategic ambiguity is too uncertain to be sufficient. Deterrence-by-denial mechanisms remain the most promising active measures, and arms control should be pursued.

  • Survival

    Cryptography and Sovereignty

    12 September 2016. 

    Encryption’s new normal is changing the way in which states assert their sovereignty at home and abroad.

  • Events

    China's Cyber Power – New York Launch

    08 September 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Book Launch
    Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    The Cornell Club, New York
    Thursday 8 September 2016, 6.30–8PM EDT

  • Events

    China's Cyber Power – Washington DC Launch

    07 September 2016. 

    IISS–Americas Book Launch
    Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Wednesday 7 September 2016, 10.30–11.30AM EDT

  • Survival

    Book Reviews

    11 July 2016. 

    Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies Thomas Rid
    Asia-Pacific Lanxin Xiang
    Politics and International Relations Gilles Andréani
    Russia and Eurasia Angela Stent

  • Expert Commentary

    Berlin Policy Journal: Braving Brexit

    08 July 2016.  By Sarah Raine, Consulting Senior Fellow for Geopolitics and Strategy Foreign policy received little play in the run-up to the Brexit vote. The final televised pre-referendum debate between three leading representatives from the Remain and Leave campaigns was supposed to discuss “Britain’s place in the world” as one of three main topics. Yet this was barely touched upon. There was no substantive discussion on the EU as a potential force for influence...

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: Britain's Iraq Inquiry - an initial military assessment

    07 July 2016.  The long-awaited results of a seven-year inquiry into the UK's role in the Iraq War of 2003 have finally been published. Here, Ben Barry recalls his own experiences of assessing the British Army's efforts to stabilise the country after the conflict and how he came to similarly uncomfortable conclusions about the UK's failure to achieve its strategic objectives.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: The ruthless pragmatism of being selective and deceptive

    04 July 2016. 

    Judging which armed groups are truly abhorrent, and which could be tolerated under certain circumstances, is a matter of perspective. It is also a matter of policy choice. States may be willing to go to extraordinary lengths to be selective, and possibly deceptive, in order to work with some armed groups while fighting others. In Pakistan's confrontation with Islamist armed groups after 9/11, and Russia's conflicts in the North Caucasus, these states have made judgements about which armed groups to work with and which to fight.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jonathan Stevenson: The Orlando massacre was less than, and more than, terrorism

    20 June 2016.  On 12 June, Omar Mateen – an Afghan-American Muslim born in the United States, who was on US law enforcement’s radar but not judged to warrant further investigation – slaughtered 49 people and wounded dozens more with a semi-automatic assault rifle and a nine-millimetre pistol at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Because he had posted jihadist threats on Facebook and called the police emergency number to proclaim his...

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