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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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Arming East Russia

Arming East Russia

1st Edition

Tim Huxley, Susan Willett
February 15, 2005

During the 1990s, military spending, arms procurement and defence industrialisation have all increased rapidly in East Asia. Although these developments do not constitute an arms race, they nevertheless have important implications for suppliers of defence equipment, for arms control and for ...

French Arms Exports The Business of Sovereignty

French Arms Exports: The Business of Sovereignty

1st Edition

Lucie Béraud-Sudreau
March 26, 2020

Ever since the establishment of the Fifth Republic in 1958, France has believed its strategic independence to be predicated on self-sufficiency in modern weapons. In order to maintain the requisite defence-industrial base, in the context of limited domestic orders, successive governments have ...

A Historical Sensibility Sir Michael Howard and The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1958–2019

A Historical Sensibility: Sir Michael Howard and The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1958–2019

1st Edition

Michael Howard, Benjamin Rhode
February 17, 2020

With the death of Professor Sir Michael Howard, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) lost not only its president emeritus but the last of its founders and intellectual parents. The foremost military historian of his generation, Sir Michael embodied and epitomised a historical ...

Weapons of Mass Destruction and International Order

Weapons of Mass Destruction and International Order

1st Edition

William Walker
March 08, 2005

First Published in 2005. How should the 'problem of order' associated with weapons of mass destrcution be understood and addressed today?  Have the problem and its solution been misconceived and misrepresented, as manifested by the problematic aftermath of Iraq War?  Has 9/11 rendered ...

Africa's Lost Leader South Africa's continental role since apartheid

Africa's Lost Leader: South Africa's continental role since apartheid

1st Edition

James Hamill
January 16, 2018

When Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president on 10 May 1994, South Africa enjoyed an unprecedented global standing. Much of the international community, particularly Western states, saw the new South Africa as well equipped to play a dynamic and dominant role on the continent; promoting conflict ...

Europe's Strategic Future From Crisis to Coherence?

Europe's Strategic Future: From Crisis to Coherence?

1st Edition

Sarah Raine
June 28, 2019

Europe has suffered a decade of crises, with sovereign-debt troubles leading to austerity policies that exacerbated divisions inside member states and between them. Thereafter the Union was confronted with the challenges posed by a revanchist Russia in Ukraine and by a surge in migration from the ...

Uncertain Future The JCPOA and Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Programmes

Uncertain Future: The JCPOA and Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Programmes

1st Edition

Mark Fitzpatrick, Michael Elleman, Paulina Izewicz
January 17, 2019

In July 2015, eight parties – France, Germany and the United Kingdom, together with the European Union and China, Russia and the United States on the one side, and Iran on the other – adopted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal. Under the agreement,...

South Africa's Post Apartheid Foreign Policy From Reconciliation to Revival?

South Africa's Post Apartheid Foreign Policy: From Reconciliation to Revival?

1st Edition

Chris Alden
March 08, 2005

The book presents and analyses South African foreign policy, from the onset of the democratic transition of Nelson Mandela in 1994 to the contemporary period. The focus of the study is on the question of South African leadership in the context of this transition....

Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes

Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups: The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes

1st Edition

Samir Puri
January 11, 2019

What constitutes an effective and realistic strategy for dealing with non-state armed groups? This question has bedevilled states the world over. From Colombia and FARC, Turkey and the PKK, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the persistent insurgency in Iraq – the governments concerned ...

Egypt after the Spring Revolt and Reaction

Egypt after the Spring: Revolt and Reaction

1st Edition

Emile Hoyakem, Hebatalla Taha
January 08, 2019

This edited Adelphi volume brings together senior scholars as well as rising analysts of Egypt to examine the turbulent period from the January 2011 uprising to the consolidation of power of President Abdelfattah el-Sisi in 2014-15. The nine authors provide a sober, in-depth look at the country’s...

Business and Conflict in Fragile States The Case for Pragmatic Solutions

Business and Conflict in Fragile States: The Case for Pragmatic Solutions

1st Edition

Brian Ganson, Achim Wennmann
May 31, 2016

Large-scale investments in fragile states – in Latin America, Africa, the former Soviet Union and Asia – become magnets for conflict, which undermines business, development and security. International policy responds with regulation, state-building and institutional reform, with poor and often ...

North Africa in Transition The Struggle for Democracy and Institutions

North Africa in Transition: The Struggle for Democracy and Institutions

1st Edition

Ben Fishman
November 18, 2015

This book is the first comprehensive examination of North Africa’s political, security, and economic developments since the 2011 Arab Uprisings shook the Middle East. North Africa in Transition examines how the people and governments of North Africa have responded to the Arab uprisings that shook ...

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