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The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is a British research institute (or think tank) in the area of international affairs. It described itself as "the world’s leading authority on political-military conflict". This article is about the institution. ... International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ...


Based in London, it is both a limited company in UK law and a registered charity. It has branches in the U.S. and in Singapore with charitable status in each jurisdiction. United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ...


The IISS was founded in 1958 in the UK focused on nuclear deterrence and arms control. The institute claims that is "was hugely influential in setting the intellectual structures for managing the Cold War." 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cold War (Russian: Холодная Война Kholodnaya Voina) was the protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between a worldwide military alliance of capitalist states led by the United States and a rival alliance of communist states led by the Soviet Union. ...


The IISS describes itself as a

   
International Institute for Strategic Studies
primary source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, the military, defence commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public. The Institute owes no allegiance to any government, or to any political or other organisation.
   
International Institute for Strategic Studies

The Institute claims 2,500 Individual Members and 450 Corporate and Institutional Members from more than 100 countries. Image File history File links Cquote1. ... Image File history File links Cquote2. ...


Its current President-Emeritus is Sir Michael Howard, the British military historian. Sir Michael founded the institute in 1958, together with the British Labour politicians, Denis Healey and Alistair Buchan (the son of the novelist and Canadian Governor General, John Buchan). Sir Michael Eliot Howard, OM, CH, KBE, MC (born 29 November 1922) is a retired British military historian, formerly Chichele Professor of the History of War and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, CH, MBE, PC (born 30 August 1917), is a British Labour politician, regarded by some (especially in the Labour Party) as the best Prime Minister we never had.[citation needed] Born in Keighley, Yorkshire. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch. ... John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (August 26, 1875 - February 11, 1940), was a Scottish novelist and politician who served as Governor General of Canada. ...


IISS publishes Survival, a regular journal on international affairs, edited by Dana Allin. It is widely considered the British competitor to Foreign Affairs. This article is about a journal. ...


The IISS's assessment of global military ability is detailed in their annual report, "The Military Balance".


The institute hosts the Shangri-La Dialogue an annual meeting of Defense Ministers in Singapore. The Hon Donald Rumsfeld chats with General Ehsan-ul-Haq at the opening reception for the International Institute for Strategic Studies 2006 Shangri-La Dialogue The Shangri-La Dialogue is an annual meeting of Defense Ministers. ...

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This is a list of think tanks in the United Kingdom. ...

External link

  • International Institute for Strategic Studies

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The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is a British research institute (or think tank) in the area of international affairs.
The IISS was founded in 1958 in the UK focused on nuclear deterrence and arms control.
IISS publishes Survival, a regular journal on international affairs, edited by Dana Allin.
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