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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. 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 15th 2008 by Routledge

  2. 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 31st 2008 by Routledge

  3. 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 31st 2008 by Routledge

  4. Survival 50.3

    Series: Adelphi series

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

    Published May 31st 2008 by Routledge

  5. 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 30th 2008 by Routledge

  6. The Evolution of Strategic Thought

    Classic Adelphi Papers

    Edited by The International Institute for Strategic Studies

    Series: Adelphi series

    The Adelphi Papers monograph series is the International Institute for Strategic Studies' principal contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research. Collected on the occasion of the Institute's 50th anniversary, the twelve Adelphi Papers in this volume represent some of the finest...

    Published April 1st 2008 by Routledge

  7. Iran under Ahmadinejad

    The Politics of Confrontation

    By Ali M. Ansari

    Series: Adelphi series

    The election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the summer of 2005 thrust Iran into the international limelight in a way that few would have predicted. Robust, confrontational and given to bombastic rhetoric, Ahmadinejad has drawn condemnation from the West...

    Published January 10th 2008 by Routledge

  8. 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 15th 2007 by Routledge

  9. 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 31st 2007 by Routledge

  10. 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 22nd 2007 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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