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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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121-130 of 133 results in Adelphi series
  1. 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 March 31st 2002 by Routledge

  2. 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 January 31st 2002 by Routledge

  3. 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 September 30th 2001 by Routledge

  4. 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 November 30th 1998 by Routledge

  5. 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 August 31st 1998 by Routledge

  6. 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 July 31st 1998 by Routledge

  7. 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 March 31st 1998 by Routledge

  8. Russia, the US and the Missile Technology Control Regime

    By Alexander Pikayev, Ryan Gibson, Elina V. Kirichenko, Leonard S. Spector

    Series: Adelphi series

    This paper provides detailed new information about national policy and decision-making processes in Washington and Moscow on the sensitive topic of missile export policy. It examines in detail the controversy surrounding the sale of rocket technology to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)...

    Published February 28th 1998 by Routledge

  9. Private Armies and Military Intervention

    By David Shearer

    Series: Adelphi series

    The nature and role of paid foreign forces have altered considerably in the late twentieth century. ‘Military companies’ – private firms providing active military assistance, in some cases involving combat – have exploited the increasing reluctance of Western governments and multilateral...

    Published January 31st 1998 by Routledge

  10. The Islamist Impasse

    By Ibrahim Karawan

    Series: Adelphi series

    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...

    Published October 31st 1997 by Routledge