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.
Identities and Security in East Asia
India Redefines its Role
Maintaining Nuclear Stability in South Asia
Nuclear Policies in Europe
Russia and North-East Asia
Saudi Arabia and the Illusion of Security
The Limits of Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership
By Hans-Christian Hagman
January 31, 2003
Assesses the EU and NATO's tools to prevent conflicts and manage international crises. It offers a unique insight into European security policy and questions the realism of the political goals. It argues for more coordination among European states, and an enhancement of the EU's strategic ...
By Koro Bessho
May 30, 1999
East Asia has been relatively free from large-scale conflict in the 1990s, but the absence of security organisations or even of a sense of community within the region has raised doubts about its future security. China and Japan are likely to bear much of the responsibility for maintaining stability...
By Shekhar Gupta
September 26, 2005
This work offers analytical examination of the facts that will shape the India of the future and determine whether India emerges as Asia's new economic tiger, a stabilizing factor in a turbulent region, or becomes inward-looking, militaristic and stagnant....
By Neil Joeck
October 31, 1997
Argues that, while nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles cast a shadow over Indo-Pakistani relations, they do not create strategic stability. He asserts that the development of command and control mechanisms would enhance stability, but that diplomatic steps focused on missiles must also be ...
By Roger Palin
November 08, 2005
First Published in 2005. Since the breaching of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent end of the Cold War, there has been a marked increase in attention paid to multinational military forces. Adelphi Paper 294 looks at the problems facing multinational forces and operations and the prospects ...
By John C Baker
May 30, 1997
Given their protracted economic difficulties, the nuclear and aerospace industries in Russia and Ukraine are tempted to export dual-use technologies that can contribute to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and missile systems. John C. Baker proposes using international incentives to ...
By Bruno Tertrais
August 31, 1999
While international security has radically changed since 1989, nuclear weapons remain a subject of debate and contention. This paper provides an analytical framework for understanding post-Cold War Europe's strategic debates. It offers insights into Europe's national nuclear policies and ...
By Risa Brooks
September 13, 2013
Arab leaderships have been remarkably stable since the 1970s, particularly given the frequency of military coups in preceding years. Nonetheless, the military remains a key force in most Arab states and political leaders must maintain its loyalty if they are to retain office. Regimes have used a ...
By Andrew Cottey
June 30, 2004
Analyses changing patterns of international military cooperation and assistance and shows that Western defence diplomacy is increasingly being directed towards new goals. The new defence diplomacy runs alongside the old and there are tensions between the two, in particular between the new goal of ...
By Chikahito Harada
July 30, 1997
Russia has recently strengthened its diplomatic relations with its North-East Asian neighbours - China, Japan, and North and South Korea. But without much more reform at home, Russia will be neither attractive as a partner nor live up to its full potential. Chikahito Harada assesses the reasons for...
By J.E. Peterson
August 30, 2002
This paper examines Saudi Arabia's security from the Saudi point of view, concentrating on internal challenges to the country's security as well as external threats. It also surveys US-Saudi relations in the aftermath of the terrorist strikes of the 11th of September 2001....
By Jennifer Anderson
January 31, 1997
Russia and China claim to have established a "strategic partnership". Jennifer Anderson argues that this relationship merely overlays a diplomatic agenda established in the late 1980s, and that China's pragmatic, limited approach (coupled with Russia's domestic economic and political difficulties) ...