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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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  1. Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations and Regional Order

    By Shahram Chubin, Charles Tripp

    Series: Adelphi series

    Both countries will have strong incentives to test the artificial balance established by the US and from which they are excluded. Each state, in the face of continued embargoes, may find the lure of weapons of mass destruction correspondingly increased....

    Published February 14th 2005 by Routledge

  2. The Future of Africa

    A New Order in Sight

    By Jeffrey Herbst

    Series: Adelphi series

    This book provides a review of recent development in Africa. It reviews NEPAD and the AU and suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any African country will establish the prerequisites for sustained high-level growth....

    Published December 1st 2004 by Routledge

  3. Japan's Re-emergence as a 'Normal' Military Power

    By Christopher Hughes

    Series: Adelphi series

    Is Japan re-emerging as a normal, or even a great, military power in regional and global security affairs? This Adelphi Paper assesses the overall trajectory of Japan’s security policy over the last decade, and the impact of a changing Japanese military posture on the stability of East Asia. The...

    Published March 1st 2004 by Routledge

  4. Wither Iran?

    Reform, Domestic Politics and National Security

    By Shahram Chubin

    Series: Adelphi series

    Terrorism and the Middle East are often connected. The fear that these will be a future source of threat with weapons of mass destruction, notably nuclear or biological weapons, has grown in recent years. This book looks at the politics of one important state in the region - Iran&...

    Published April 1st 2002 by Routledge

  5. A New Trusteeship?

    The International Administration of War-torn Territories

    By Richard Caplan

    Series: Adelphi series

    This paper analyses and assesses the effectiveness of international administrations of war-torn territories and discusses the key issues - strategic, political, and economic - that arise in the context of these experiences. It reflects on the policy implications of these experiences and...

    Published February 1st 2002 by Routledge

  6. German Military Reform and European Security

    By Mary Elise Sarotte

    Series: Adelphi series

    Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the German military (the Bundeswehr) has faced, and mastered, a series of singular situations: unexpected German reunification, the need to absorb the East German People's Army (NVA), and calls for German out-of-area deployments. Yet now the Bundeswehr...

    Published October 1st 2001 by Routledge

  7. Political-Military Relations and the Stability of Arab Regimes

    By Risa Brooks

    Series: Adelphi series

    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...

    Published December 1st 1998 by Routledge

  8. The Transatlantic Allies and the Changing Middle East

    By Philip H Gordon

    Series: Adelphi series

    Since the mid-1990s, US and European attitudes, strategies and policies towards the Middle East have diverged. In the Middle East peace process, Europeans have grown frustrated with the lack of progress and with Washington’s near-monopoly on diplomatic action, and have begun to demand a greater...

    Published September 1st 1998 by Routledge

  9. Civil-Military Relations and Peacekeeping

    By Michael Williams

    Series: Adelphi series

    Peacekeeping in the late 1990s is a complex and diverse task, in which civilian and military personnel are working together to a greater degree than ever before. However, when an international body such as the UN takes strategic decisions, it does so with inadequate input from the military; in the...

    Published August 1st 1998 by Routledge

  10. The Revolution in Strategic Affairs

    By Lawrence Freedman

    Series: Adelphi series

    Rapid developments in information technology and precision weaponry are said to herald a 'revolution in military affairs' (RMA), making possible quick and decisive victories with minimal casualties and collateral damage. But has such a revolution taken place? The issues that drive conflict will...

    Published April 1st 1998 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Asia’s Power Dynamics: Military Change and its Geopolitical Effects
    By Desmond Ball, Raja C. Mohan, Tim Huxley, Adam Ward
    To Be Published July 30th 2015

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