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International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Self Description

February 2006: "The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is the world’s leading authority on political-military conflict.

The IISS, based in London, is both a limited company in UK law and a registered charity. It has offices in the US and in Singapore with charitable status in each jurisdiction.

The IISS was founded in 1958 in the UK by a number of individuals interested in how to maintain civilised international relations in the nuclear age. Much of the Institute’s early work focused on nuclear deterrence and arms control and was hugely influential in setting the intellectual structures for managing the Cold War.

The Institute grew dramatically during the 1980s and 1990s, expanding both because of the nature of its work and its geographical scope....

The Institute’s staff and governing boards are international and its network of some 2,500 Individual Members and 450 Corporate and Institutional Members is drawn from more than 100 countries. The IISS, through its various activities, seeks to provide excellent information and analysis that can improve wider public understanding of international security problems and through its network, influence the development of sounder public policy."

Third-Party Descriptions


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Member (past or present) Joseph Cirincione Person Feb 2, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Gary Samore Person Oct 24, 2007
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Dean James B. Steinberg Esq. Person Jun 19, 2006

Articles and Resources

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Apr 24, 2011 Are drones a technological tipping point in warfare?

QUOTE: The British study noted that drones are becoming increasingly automated. With minor technical advances, it said, a drone could soon be able to “fire a weapon based solely on its own sensors, or shared information, and without recourse to higher, human authority.”

Washington Post