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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. Military Reform and Democratisation

    Turkish and Indonesian Experiences at the Turn of the Millennium

    By Karabekir Akkoyunlu

    Series: Adelphi series

    There is no recipe for democratisation that can be readily applied to all countries. Every country presents unique factors that influence the fate of its democratic reforms, which must therefore be evaluated within their specific socio-political, cultural and historical context. Building on this...

    Published November 14th 2007 by Routledge

  2. The Search for Security in Post-Taliban Afghanistan

    By Cyrus Hodes, Mark Sedra

    Series: Adelphi series

    By the middle of 2007, Afghans had become increasingly disillusioned with a state-building process that had failed to deliver the peace dividend that they were promised. For many Afghans, the most noticeable change in their lives since the fall of the Taliban has been an acute deterioration in...

    Published October 30th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Russian Foreign Policy Beyond Putin

    By Eugene B. Rumer

    Series: Adelphi series

    Russia’s resurgence as an assertive actor in the global diplomatic arena after a long period of introspection and preoccupation with domestic troubles, and the economic revival that underpins it, are among the most striking developments in international relations of recent years. But what...

    Published October 21st 2007 by Routledge

  4. Repairing the Damage

    Possibilities and Limits of Transatlantic Consensus

    By Dana H. Allin, Gilles Andréani, Gary Samore, Philippe Errera

    Series: Adelphi series

    The damage that has been done to the transatlantic alliance will not be repaired through grand architectural redesigns or radical new agendas. Instead, the transatlantic partners need to restore their consensus and cooperation on key security challenges with a limited agenda that reflects the...

    Published August 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  5. Contemporary Piracy and Maritime Terrorism

    The Threat to International Security

    By Martin N. Murphy

    Series: Adelphi series

    Do piracy and maritime terrorism, individually or together, present a threat to international security, and what relationship if any exists between them? Piracy may be a marginal problem in itself, but the connections between organised piracy and wider criminal networks and corruption on land make...

    Published July 15th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Developing the Mekong

    Regionalism and Regional Security in China–Southeast Asian Relations

    By Evelyn Goh

    Series: Adelphi series

    In Southeast Asia, China’s growing economic and political strength has been accompanied by adept diplomacy and active promotion of regional cooperation, institutions and integration. Southeast Asian states and China engage in ‘strategic regionalism’: they seek regional membership for regime...

    Published June 20th 2007 by Routledge

  7. The United Kingdom and Nuclear Deterrence

    By Jeremy Stocker

    Series: Adelphi series

    In December 2003 the British government announced that within a few years it would need to take decisions about the future of Britain's strategic nuclear deterrent. Exactly three years later, its plans were revealed in a White Paper. The existing Trident system is to be given a life-extension,...

    Published February 26th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Regulating the Private Security Industry

    By Sarah Percy

    Series: Adelphi series

    The under-regulation of the private security industry has increasingly become a topic of media and academic interest. This Adelphi Paper enters the debate by explaining why the industry requires further regulation, and what is wrong with the current system. It begins by briefly defining the...

    Published January 4th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Network Centric Warfare

    Coalition Operations in the Age of US Military Primacy

    By Paul T. Mitchell

    Series: Adelphi series

    Since its emergence in 1998, the concept of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) has become a central driver behind America’s military ‘transformation’ and seems to offer the possibility of true integration between multinational military formations. Even though NCW, or variations on its themes, has been...

    Published January 4th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Nuclear Superiority

    The 'New Triad' and the Evolution of American Nuclear Strategy

    By David S. McDonough

    Series: Adelphi series

    In 2002 the Bush administration completed a Nuclear Posture Review that introduced a ‘new triad’ based on offensive-strike systems, defences and a revitalized defence infrastructure. The new triad is designed for a new strategic threat environment, characterized not by a long-standing nuclear...

    Published October 24th 2006 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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