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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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11-20 of 133 results in Adelphi series
  1. Weary Policeman

    American Power in an Age of Austerity

    Edited by Dana Allin, Erik Jones

    Series: Adelphi series

    As another presidential election looms, the America’s role in global affairs and security has emerged as one of the campaign’s great battle lines. The struggle not just to define but also to preserve American power is no modern phenomenon: questions of intervention and projection have dominated the...

    Published June 26th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Latin America and the Illusion of Peace

    By David R. Mares

    Series: Adelphi series

    This book explores interstate conflict and its dynamics in the context of Latin America’s contemporary conflict management experience. The myth of Latin America as a region of peace means that each time the use of force rises to the level of global attention (e.g., Ecuador-Peru 1995 or...

    Published May 6th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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