The IISS has been advancing global peace and security since 1958. Carefully researched facts and incisive analysis are at the heart of all we do, helping governments, academics, journalists and businesses.
We are an international institute that owes allegiance to no government. Our experts work from four offices in London, Washington DC, Bahrain and Singapore. They carry out fact-based research, convene and frame discussions, and produce publications including the Military Balance, the definitive annual assessment of defence capabilities, and Survival, the global politics and strategy journal.
The IISS organises and convenes conferences including the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and IISS Manama Dialogue, the two world-leading forums for the discussion of security issues. Our research in the spheres of defence analysis, geopolitics and geo-economics is invaluable for states, academic bodies, the media and the private sector.