• Military Balance Blog

    Xi looks to China's private sector as he pursues a slimmer, smarter PLA

    23 February 2018.  China’s ‘civil–military integration’ policy is intended to inject more innovation into the country’s defence industry, at a time when defence spending is under pressure to be more efficient.

  • Military Balance Blog

    It’s not your father’s PLAAF: China’s push to develop domestic air-to-air missiles

    21 February 2018.  Beijing’s advances in developing combat aircraft armed with air-to-air missiles have narrowed the gap between Chinese and US capabilities.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Asia-Pacific amphibious capability developments

    16 February 2018.  Contested maritime domains and the growing significance of disaster-relief missions have increased the attraction of amphibious forces in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Strategic Comments

    Trump’s Jerusalem move

    31 January 2018. 

    The Trump administration's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognise that city as Israel's capital appears to be strongly influenced by US domestic political considerations. Though welcomed by the Israeli right, the move has attracted widespread regional and international condemnation and outraged the Palestinian leadership. It is unlikely to lead to promising Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on the final status of the Palestinian territories, and could significantly degrade security in the region.

  • IISS Voices

    Could Ukraine’s ‘reintegration bill’ break Donbas deadlock?

    24 January 2018.  Russia says the bill amounts to preparation for war. But it might clear a path for meaningful negotiations.

  • Events

    Beyond the Doklam confrontation: challenges and prospects for Sino–Indian relations

    13 November 2017. 

    Monday 13 November, 1–2pm GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Dr Swaran Singh, Professor for Diplomacy and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Antoine Levesques, Research Associate for South Asia, IISS

  • Strategic Comments

    The repercussions of the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum

    09 November 2017. 

    Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani appears to have overreached in holding a referendum on independence, although almost 93% voted for it. Major powers support Iraq's territorial integrity. The Iraqi government has asserted military control over the region with Iran's help. Facing political and economic isolation, the Kurdistan Regional Government's authority and cohesion has been weakened. Barzani's futility has likely hardened the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK)'s position in Turkey and increased its regional freedom of action.

  • 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

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 7: Middle East and North Africa

    06 September 2017. 

    Maintaining the most potent geopolitical rivalry in the Middle East, Iran and Saudi Arabia moved even further apart in the year to mid-2017, seeking to solidify their respective alliances and adjust their positions in response to fluctuating US policy.

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 5: South Asia and Afghanistan

    06 September 2017. 

    Amid growing tension with both China and Pakistan, India has made considerable progress in formulating a new, proactive policy on the Indian Ocean.

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