• IISS Voices

    Iran deal decertification looms: what's next?

    12 October 2017.  EU efforts and calm heads in Congress may yet prevent a crisis.

  • Politics and Strategy

    No good reason for Trump not to certify Iran nuclear compliance

    26 September 2017.  Iran is clearly meeting the criteria for re-certification of its compliance with the nuclear deal, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • IISS Voices

    China’s choice: trade with North Korea or with US

    22 September 2017.  Despite Beijing’s displeasure, the latest round of US sanctions on foreign banks associated with North Korea is preferable to military options that could trigger a full-scale war, says Matthew Cottee.

  • Events

    The escalating crisis on the Korean Peninsula: prospects of peaceful resolution

    21 September 2017. 

    Thursday 21 September, 8.30–9.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Matthew Cottee, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, IISS
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS

  • Events

    Strategic Survey 2017: The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics

    20 September 2017. 

    Wednesday 20 September, 9.30–10.30am BST
    Arundel House, London
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS
    Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
    Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, IISS
    Nigel Inkster, Special Adviser, IISS
    Dr Nicholas Redman, Director of Editorial; Editor of Strategic Survey, IISS

  • Survival

    The Secret to North Korea’s ICBM Success

    18 September 2017.  The explanation for North Korea’s rapid progression in long-range missile technology is simple: it acquired a high-performance liquid-propellant engine from a foreign source.

  • Survival

    Nuclear Legacies of the First Gulf War

    18 September 2017.  Lessons learned in the First Gulf War have shaped the trajectory of US post-Cold War nuclear and non-proliferation policy.

  • Survival

    Rethinking NATO’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons

    18 September 2017.  NATO should move to a safer, more secure and more credible nuclear deterrent – including withdrawing, and not replacing, US tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

  • Events

    New York Discussion: Tensions with Iran

    14 September 2017. 

    Thursday 14 September, 6–7.30pm EDT
    The Princeton Club of New York, New York
    Suzanne DiMaggio, Director, The U.S.-Iran Initiative, New America
    Jay Solomon, author, The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East (2016)
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas

  • Adelphi Books


    13 September 2017.  Figure 6: US strategic nuclear weapons, 1960–90 Figure 7: US strategic nuclear forces, 1991–2016

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