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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. Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency

    By Ahmed S. Hashim

    Series: Adelphi series

    From 2003 to 2008, the Sunni Arab insurgency in Iraq posed a key challenge to political stability in the country and to Coalition objectives there. This paper explains the onset, composition and evolution of this insurgency. It begins by addressing both its immediate and deeper sociopolitical...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  2. European Military Crisis Management

    Connecting Ambition and Reality

    By Bastian Giegerich

    Series: Adelphi series

    International demand for military crisis-management missions continues to grow and demand for troops continues to outstrip supply. Like other Western democracies, European Union member states, because of their wealth, relative military competence and commitment to human rights, bear a particular...

    Published February 5th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Joining al-Qaeda

    Jihadist Recruitment in Europe

    By Peter R. Neumann

    Series: Adelphi series

    In Britain alone, several thousand young Muslims are thought to be part of violent extremist networks. How did they become involved? What are the mechanisms and dynamics through which European Muslims join al-Qaeda and groups inspired by al-Qaeda? This paper explains the processes whereby European...

    Published January 31st 2009 by Routledge

  4. Perspectives on International Security

    Speeches and Papers for the 50th Anniversary Year of the International Institute for Strategic Studies

    Edited by Alexander Nicoll, Tim Huxley

    Series: Adelphi series

    Like most years in the 50-year history of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), 2008 saw events that could have significant consequences for international relations and global balances of power. These included the election of Barack Obama as US president; the brief war in...

    Published January 31st 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Iranian Nuclear Crisis

    Avoiding worst-case outcomes

    By Mark Fitzpatrick

    Series: Adelphi series

    This paper explains how Iran developed its nuclear programme to the point where it threatens to achieve a weapons capability within a short time frame, and analyses Western policy responses aimed at forestalling that capability. Key questions are addressed: will the world have to accept an Iranian...

    Published November 29th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Survival 50.5

    Survival 50.5

    Series: Adelphi series

    First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 14th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

    By George Perkovich, James Acton

    Series: Adelphi series

    Nuclear disarmament is firmly back on the international agenda. But almost all current thinking on the subject is focused on the process of reducing the number of weapons from thousands to hundreds. This rigorous analysis examines the challenges that exist to abolishing nuclear weapons completely,...

    Published July 30th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Selective Security

    War and the United Nations Security Council since 1945

    By Adam Roberts, Dominik Zaum

    Series: Adelphi series

    In contrast to the common perception that the United Nations is, or should become, a system of collective security, this paper advances the proposition that the UN Security Council embodies a necessarily selective approach. Analysis of its record since 1945 suggests that the Council cannot address...

    Published July 30th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Survival 50.3

    Series: Adelphi series

    First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 30th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Ending Terrorism

    Lessons for defeating al-Qaeda

    By Audrey Kurth Cronin

    Series: Adelphi series

    Like all other terrorist movements, al-Qaeda will end. While it has traits that exploit and reflect the current international context, it is not utterly without precedent: some aspects of al-Qaeda are unusual, but many are not. Terrorist groups end according to recognisable patterns that have...

    Published April 29th 2008 by Routledge