1. The changing character of the conflicts
2. Direction of operations
3. Military capability, tactics and operations
4. Learning under fire: military adaptation
5. The utility of force in Afghanistan, Iraq and beyond The utility of force
Brigadier (retired) Ben Barry is the IISS expert on modern warfare, military strategy, operations, tactics and - particularly on land. He saw operational service with the British Army in Bosnia, Northern Ireland and the Middle East. His book The Road from Sarajevo: British Army Operations in Bosnia 1995-96 was shortlisted for the British Army Book of the Year 2009.