• Military Balance Blog

    Ground-launched cruise missiles: US moves closer to action over alleged Russian breach

    06 December 2017.  Ground-based intermediate nuclear-capable weapons could make an unwelcome return to Europe if a US–Russia treaty unravels.

  • 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

    Amphibious futures: the UK controversy and beyond

    27 November 2017.  Potential scalebacks to the United Kingdom’s amphibious ambitions come amid a growth in countries investing heavily in amphibious assault ships.

  • Strategic Comments

    Strategic implications of the ambush in Niger

    22 November 2017. 

    The October jihadist ambush in Niger that left four American soldiers on a combined patrol with Nigerien forces dead has raised questions about the extent to which US military personnel should advise and assist local military operations overseas. It has also produced controversy about civil-military relations in the Trump administration. As a result, Congress's post-9/11 Authorization of the Use of Military Force, delegating broad powers to the president to initiate counter-terrorism efforts, may be curtailed.

  • Survival

    The End of Cyber Norms

    20 November 2017.  This summer, a nearly seven-year process to write the rules that should guide state activity in cyberspace came to a halt.

  • 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.

  • Events

    Korean security: challenges and opportunities

    31 October 2017. 

    Tuesday 31 October, 9am–1pm SGT
    IISS–Asia, Singapore
    Speakers:
    Mr Ko Yun-ju, Deputy Director-General, North Korean Affairs Bureau; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
    Dr Lim Soo-ho, Research Fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
    Chair:
    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia

  • IISS Voices

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

    27 October 2017.  The international security community should seek to bring North Korea to its senses, not its knees, advises Commander of the United States Pacific Command Admiral Harry B. Harris.

  • Adelphi Books

    Renewing America’s Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st Century

    23 October 2017. 

    This Adelphi book argues that the US need not replicate its Cold War triad to achieve credible and reliable deterrence.

  • 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. 

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