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Adelphi series

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

Eight 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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101-110 of 133 results in Adelphi series
  1. The Economic Functions of Violence in Civil Wars

    By David Keen

    Series: Adelphi series

    The persistence and brutality of contemporary civil wars have left many analysts puzzled. Traditional interpretations describe civil wars as simple confrontations between two sides, as explosions of mindless violence, or as disrupting apparently benevolent development processes within countries....

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  2. The Prospects for North Korea Survival

    By David Reese

    Series: Adelphi series

    North Korea’s economic and security policies imperil both itself and its neighbours. The economy has been contracting for almost a decade, and the regime appears unwilling or unable to arrest the decline. Instead, Pyongyang has resorted to begging for international aid. This approach alone cannot...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  3. Identities and Security in East Asia

    By Koro Bessho

    Series: Adelphi series

    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...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  4. Ballistic-Missile Defence and Strategic Stability

    By Dean A. Wilkening

    Series: Adelphi series

    Should the US deploy ballistic-missile defences? The arguments for and against are becoming increasingly polarised. This paper offers what is currently lacking in the debate: a quantitative analysis of how well defences would have to work to meet specific security objectives, and what level of...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  5. The Security Implications of the New Taiwan

    By Bernice Lee

    Series: Adelphi series

    How can fresh conflict between China and Taiwan be avoided? This paper argues that unless the key players - Taiwan, China and the US - accept the existence of a new and increasingly democratic Taiwan, the conflict across the Taiwan Straits will remain one of the most contentious and...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Nuclear Policies in Europe

    By Bruno Tertrais

    Series: Adelphi series

    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...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  7. The Limits of Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership

    By Jennifer Anderson

    Series: Adelphi series

    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)...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Enhancing Indo-US Strategic Cooperation

    By Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu

    Series: Adelphi series

    Argues that a carrot-and-stick policy is likely to be more effective than a stick-only approach in curbing India's nuclear ambitions. Increased strategic cooperation between India and the US is the ideal incentive, but the author argues that such cooperation is unlikely in the immediate future. &...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Maintaining Nuclear Stability in South Asia

    By Neil Joeck

    Series: Adelphi series

    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...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Responding to Crises in the African Great Lakes

    By G. Evans

    Series: Adelphi series

    Examines the international responses to the ethnic conflicts in Burundi and Rwanda from 1993-1997 and their overspill into Zaire. Concludes that the external reaction was impotent and incoherent, and urges a number of changes in response by the international community....

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge