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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 24th 2007 by Routledge

  7. 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 16th 2007 by Routledge

  8. 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 21st 2007 by Routledge

  9. 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 27th 2007 by Routledge

  10. 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 5th 2007 by Routledge

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