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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. Building Asia’s Security

    By Nick Bisley

    Series: Adelphi series

    This book provides a systematic analysis of the current state and future trajectory of security cooperation in the world’s most economically dynamic and strategically uncertain region. It explains the rapid rise of a complex array of security mechanisms in Asia and argues that their limited...

    Published January 6th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Building Peace After War

    By Mats Berdal

    Series: Adelphi series

    The widespread practice of intervention by outside actors aimed at building ‘sustainable peace’ within societies ravaged by war has been a striking feature of the post-Cold War era. But, at a time when more peacekeepers are deployed around the world than at any other point in history, is the...

    Published October 7th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Transforming Pakistan

    Ways Out of Instability

    By Hilary Synnott

    Series: Adelphi series

    This book argues that any strategy for dealing with Pakistan requires an understanding of the country’s complex and turbulent history and of the weaknesses of its political and other institutions. It describes how, in the absence of an inherent national identity, successive military and civilian...

    Published August 16th 2009 by Routledge

  4. China's African Challenges

    By Sarah Raine

    Series: Adelphi series

    China’s relations with African nations have changed dramatically over the past decade. African oil now accounts for more than 30% of China’s oil imports, and China is Africa’s second-largest single-country trading partner, as well as a leading lender and infrastructure investor on the continent....

    Published May 17th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Japan's Remilitarisation

    By Christopher W. Hughes

    Series: Adelphi series

    Is Japan on a path towards assuming a greater military role internationally, or has the recent military normalisation ground to a halt since the premiership of Junichiro Koizumi? In this book, Christopher W. Hughes assesses developments in defence expenditure, civil–military relations, domestic and...

    Published April 16th 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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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