London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), is
the world’s leading think tank for military affairs. It represents the
top echelon of defence experts, retired officers and senior military
men, spanning the globe from the United States and Britain to China,
Russia and India.

I’ve been an IISS member for over 20 years. IISS’s reports are always
authoritative but usually cautious and diplomatic, sometimes dull.
However, two weeks ago the IISS issued an explosive report on
Afghanistan that is shaking Washington and its Nato allies.