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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. On Nuclear Deterrence

    The Correspondence of Sir Michael Quinlan

    By Tanya Ogilvie-White

    Series: Adelphi series

    This timely book, published in the lead up to the 2012-14 decision on Trident renewal, makes available for the first time the late Sir Michael Quinlan’s private correspondence on nuclear deterrence. It shows why Sir Michael, as Policy Director and then Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence...

    Published April 26th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Drugs, Insecurity and Failed States

    The Problems of Prohibition

    By Nigel Inkster, Virginia Comolli

    Series: Adelphi series

    The world’s wealthiest nations have expended vast blood and treasure in tracking and capturing traffickers, dealers and consumers of narcotics, as well as destroying crops and confiscating shipments. Yet the global trade in illicit drugs is thriving, with no apparent change in the level of...

    Published April 1st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Nuclear Politics and the Non-Aligned Movement

    Principles vs Pragmatism

    By William Potter, Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova

    Series: Adelphi series

    The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is the largest and most diverse political grouping of states engaged on issues related to nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. Drawing on the authors’ first-hand experiences as members of NAM observer-state delegations in NPT and IAEA negotiations, as well as...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Afghanistan: to 2015 and Beyond

    Edited by Toby Dodge, Nicholas Redman

    Series: Adelphi series

    As the international security forces prepare to depart from Afghanistan, this Adelphi turns attention to the ability of a ravaged country to tackle its myriad security problems, overcome crippling poverty and corruption and somehow revive its devastated economy. The government faces daunting...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Cyberspace and the State

    Towards a Strategy for Cyberpower

    By David J Betz, Timothy C. Stevens

    Series: Adelphi series

    The major aim of Cyberspace and the State is to provide conceptual orientation on the new strategic environment of the Information Age. It seeks to restore the equilibrium of policy-makers which has been disturbed by recent cyber scares, as well as to bring clarity to academic debate on the subject...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Yemen and the Politics of Permanent Crisis

    By Sarah Phillips

    Series: Adelphi series

    The Middle East is in the midst of considerable and unpredictable changes, but deeply patrimonial political systems do not change overnight – and neither do the international and regional structures that have helped them to endure for so long. The informal rules that guide Yemeni society and its...

    Published July 4th 2011 by Routledge

  7. No Exit

    North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security

    By Jonathan D. Pollack

    Series: Adelphi series

    This book chronicles the political-military development of the Korean Peninsula since 1945, with particular attention to North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear technology and nuclear weapons, and how it has shaped Northeast Asian security and non-proliferation policy and influenced the strategic choices...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Trapped Giant

    China's Troubled Military Rise

    By Jonathan Holslag

    Series: Adelphi series

    Emboldened by economic strength and growing military power, China is emerging as a challenger to US dominance in the Pacific. But its promised peaceful rise has done little to convince regional powers that it will not use force to press longstanding territorial claims or attempt sea-denial...

    Published December 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Europe and Global Security

    By Bastian Giegerich

    Series: Adelphi series

    In the twenty-first century, the European Union is confronted by myriad security problems that demand concerted action and cooperation. As a negotiating power, it seeks to persuade Iran to forswear a nuclear weapons programme. As a crisis manager it seeks to contribute to global peace and stability...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Ending Wars, Consolidating Peace

    Economic Perspectives

    By Mats Berdal, Achim Wennmann

    Series: Adelphi series

    The transition from war to peace is fraught with tension and the risk of a return to bloodshed. With so much at stake, it is crucial that the international community and local stakeholders make sense of the complex mosaic of challenges, to support a lasting, inclusive and prosperous peace. Recent...

    Published August 31st 2010 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 2014

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