• Survival

    Understanding the US–Russia Nuclear Schism

    20 March 2017.  The deep strategic differences between the United States and Russia, and the origins of those differences, have never been properly understood by either side.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Freezing North Korea’s nuclear quest

    17 March 2017.  Every effort should be made to stop the surge in North Korea's missile capabilities, according to Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • Events

    India's nuclear doctrine and nuclear diplomacy

    16 March 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ambassador Rakesh Sood, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation; Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India for Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues; Former Ambassador of India to the Conference on Disarmament
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 16 March 2017, 1–2pm GMT

  • Military Balance Blog

    Iran’s missile balancing act

    01 March 2017.  Tehran’s January ballistic-missile test has provoked considerable comment, but other recent weapon developments are also noteworthy, notes Douglas Barrie.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Don’t apply new Iran sanctions before prioritising the problems

    28 February 2017.  Concerned states should prioritise their objectives when considering further sanctions against Iran, Mark Fitzpatrick advises.

  • Military Balance Blog

    China's aircraft and missile developments - implications for the F-35

    24 February 2017.    At the launch of The Military Balance 2017, Douglas Barrie, IISS Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, talks about the significance of China’s aircraft and air-to-air missile developments. 'The pace and the introduction is almost unheralded,' he says. The People’s Liberation Army Air Force is developing a capable palette of air-to-air weapons that could make the air environment more difficult for the F-35 and supporting aircraft. Watch the full launch. The Military Balance 2017 features analysis...

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter I, Part III: Twenty-first-century challenges to twentieth-century deterrence

    14 February 2017.  Changing strategic environment

    Development of deterrence theory
    Emerging challenges
    Deterrence planning in the twenty-first century
    Implications

  • Events

    Media Launch: The Military Balance 2017

    14 February 2017. 

    Media Launch
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 14 February 2017, 9.30–10.30am GMT

  • Military Balance Blog

    China’s very-long-range missile development

    13 February 2017.  Images of a Chinese aircraft fitted with what appears to be a very-long-range air-to-air missile have recently appeared online. Douglas Barrie takes a closer look.

  • Politics and Strategy

    North Korean missile test: Don’t go ballistic

    13 February 2017.  Although North Korea’s latest missile test appears significant in technological terms, it did not cross President Donald Trump’s tweeted red line. Trump’s response suggests a willingness to deliberate when the policy options are dismal.

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