International Institute for Strategic Studies

IISS (Europe)

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), founded in 1958, is an independent centre for research, information and debate on global security, political risk, and military conflict. It aims to provide, through publications and discussion forums, the best possible analysis on strategic trends, and to facilitate contacts that would lead to the development of better public policy in the fields of military power and international relations and security. Headquartered in London, the IISS has offices in Germany, the US, Singapore and Bahrain. The IISS Strategy, Technology, and Arms Control Program is based in the IISS=Europe office in Berlin and seeks to provide objective analysis of trends in global conflicts, the strategies and technology employed to achieve security policy aims, and how arms control can support achieving these aims.

Contact information

International Institute for Strategic Studies – IISS-Europe

Berlin office:
Pariser Platz 6A

10117 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0) 30 311 99 300


The team


Contacts Resume Speciality
William Alberque
Director of Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
William Alberque joined the IISS in July 2021. Currently based in the IISS-Europe office in Berlin, he joins us from NATO where he served as the director of Arms Control, Disarmament, and WMD Non-Proliferation Centre (ACDC). He brings more than 25 years of experience in arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation to the Institute.
  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • Nuclear deterrence
  • Non-proliferation of chemical and biological weapons
  • NATO/European security issues
  • Arms control
  • Disarmament verification
  • CBRN defence
  • SALW and mine action
  • UNSCR 1325/WPS
Chelsey Wiley
Program Administrator for Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
Chelsey Wiley joined the IISS in April 2021. She is based in the IISS-Americas office where she provides administrative and research support. Before joining the Institute, Chelsey was a Research Assistant for the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme at the Royal United Services Institute.
  • Nuclear deterrence
  • Nuclear policy and treaties
  • Arms Control
Douglas Barrie
Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace
Douglas Barrie is based at the IISS-UK office where he is responsible for ensuring the quality of the Institute’s military aerospace analysis and the information on air-power capabilities presented in The Military Balance, the IISS flagship publication.
  • Defence, air power and air forces
  • NATO, China and Russia
  • Guided weapons, defence-aerospace industry
Timothy Wright
Research Analyst and Programme Administrator for Defence and Military Analysis
Tim Wright is based in the IISS-UK office where he provides administrative and research support in the implementation of the Missile Dialogue Initiative. He also conducts open-source analysis and research on strategic and theatre-range missile systems for The Military Balance and the Military Balance+ online database.
  • Strategic and theatre-range missiles
  • Open-source analysis
Annemiek Dols
Programme Administrator for Strategy, Technology and Arms Control
Annemiek joined the IISS-Europe team in July 2023. Based in the IISS–Europe office in Berlin, Annemiek’s duties include assisting the Strategy, Technology and Arms Control (STAC) team in the management of projects and programmes (such as event planning and grant reporting), and providing research support on topics related to strategy, technology and arms control. Before joining the STAC team in Berlin, Annemiek worked at Interpeace, Friends of Europe, the Flemish Peace Institute, and the European Parliament.
  • Arms control
  • Nuclear deterrence
  • Gender and disarmament