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Adelphi series

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The Adelphi series is The International Institute for Strategic Studies' flagship contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research.

Six books are published each year. They provide rigorous analysis of contemporary strategic and defence topics that is useful to politicians and diplomats, as well as academic researchers, foreign-affairs analysts, defence commentators and journalists.

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Japan and the IISS Connecting Western and Japanese Strategic Thought from the Cold War to the War on Ukraine

Japan and the IISS: Connecting Western and Japanese Strategic Thought from the Cold War to the War on Ukraine

1st Edition


Edited By Robert Ward, Yuka Koshino, Matthieu Lebreton
December 12, 2023

Strategic links between Japan and Europe during the Cold War were limited. During this period the IISS helped bridge the gap between the two, exposing its membership base to the international affairs of Asia and Japan and providing Japanese scholars, strategists and diplomats with a platform from ...

Planning for Protraction A Historically Informed Approach to Great-power War and Sino-US Competition

Planning for Protraction: A Historically Informed Approach to Great-power War and Sino-US Competition

1st Edition

By Iskander Rehman
November 09, 2023

As Sino-US relations have deteriorated, concerns have grown in Washington over its ability to defeat China in a major conflict. A conflict between such peer competitors would likely become a protracted war of attrition drawing on all dimensions of national power, but this reality has yet to receive...

Changing the Narrative Information Campaigns, Strategy and Crisis Escalation in the Digital Age

Changing the Narrative: Information Campaigns, Strategy and Crisis Escalation in the Digital Age

1st Edition

By Lawrence Freedman, Heather Williams
March 22, 2023

Narratives provide the storylines of conflict and in doing so become an arena of conflict themselves. When states mount information campaigns against each other, they are trying to change the narrative. The digital platforms of the new information environment have been identified by various ...

Australia’s Security in China’s Shadow

Australia’s Security in China’s Shadow

1st Edition

By Euan Graham
March 21, 2023

A major shift in the paradigm undergirding relations between Australia and China has become clear in the early 2020s, with geopolitical concerns trumping economic considerations. Canberra has implemented a range of new policies in response to the risks it perceives in Australia’s economic relations...

The Digital Silk Road China’s Technological Rise and the Geopolitics of Cyberspace

The Digital Silk Road: China’s Technological Rise and the Geopolitics of Cyberspace

1st Edition

Edited By David Gordon, Meia Nouwens
November 29, 2022

Concerns about China’s ambitions to return to global centre stage as a great power have recently begun to focus on the Digital Silk Road (DSR), an umbrella term for various activities – commercial and diplomatic – of interest to the Chinese government in the cyber realm. Part of (or a spin-off from...

Overseas Bases and US Strategy Optimising America’s Military Footprint

Overseas Bases and US Strategy: Optimising America’s Military Footprint

1st Edition

By Jonathan Stevenson
August 01, 2022

Overseas military bases have been the bedrock of the United States’ ability to project military power, exert political influence and deter potential adversaries since the Second World War. But fatigue with America’s ‘forever wars’, as well as more nuanced financial and strategic reasons, has ...

Japan’s Effectiveness as a Geo-Economic Actor Navigating Great-Power Competition

Japan’s Effectiveness as a Geo-Economic Actor: Navigating Great-Power Competition

1st Edition

By Yuka Koshino, Robert Ward
April 05, 2022

Geo-economic strategy – deploying economic instruments to secure foreign-policy aims and to project power – has long been a key element of statecraft. In recent years, it has acquired even greater salience given China’s growing antagonism with the United States and the willingness of both Beijing ...

The Islamist Impasse

The Islamist Impasse

1st Edition

By Ibrahim Karawan
January 31, 1998

Since the mid-1970s, Islamist groups have been important opposition forces in the Arab world and have posed a considerable challenge to regimes. However, their increased influence has not led to political power. Ibrahim A. Karawan argues that Islamist movements have been unable to form an effective...

Asia’s New Geopolitics Military Power and Regional Order

Asia’s New Geopolitics: Military Power and Regional Order

1st Edition

By Desmond Ball, Lucie Béraud-Sudreau, Tim Huxley, C. Raja Mohan, Brendan Taylor
September 29, 2021

Intensifying geopolitical rivalries, rising defence spending and the proliferation of the latest military technology across Asia suggest that the region is set for a prolonged period of strategic contestation. None of the three competing visions for the future of Asian order – a US-led ‘Free and ...

The Responsibility to Defend Rethinking Germany's Strategic Culture

The Responsibility to Defend: Rethinking Germany's Strategic Culture

1st Edition

By Bastian Giegerich, Maximilian Terhalle
June 09, 2021

The rise or resurgence of revisionist, repressive and authoritarian powers threatens the Western, US-led international order upon which Germany’s post-war security and prosperity were founded. With Washington increasingly focused on China’s rise in Asia, Europe must be able to defend itself against...

Border Security in the Balkans Europe Gatekeepers

Border Security in the Balkans: Europe Gatekeepers

1st Edition

By Alice Hills
March 09, 2005

Borders dominate the security agenda in South-east Europe. Political and ethnic discontents focus on disputed borders, while traffickers in migrants and drugs ignore them.The EU argues that the Balkan countries should develop models of border management using its policing standards, but the region ...

Human Rights and Counter-terrorism in America's Asia Policy

Human Rights and Counter-terrorism in America's Asia Policy

1st Edition

By Rosemary Foot
March 31, 2004

This book examines the effects of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington of 11 September 2001 on America's human rights and counter-terrorism policies towards a number of countries in Asia. Five countries have been chosen for examination, divided into two front-lines states (Pakistan and ...

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