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RUSI's experts share their predictions for the year ahead in 2016

Analysts explore a range of issues including Europe, global security, UK defence, terrorism and China. More videos will be added to this page in the coming days.

RUSI's Deputy Director-General Professor Malcolm Chalmers considers improvements in the UK's standing2016 Year Ahead: The UK's International Reputation abroad and the potential consequences of a Brexit from the EU

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RUSI's International Director Dr Jonathan Eyal argues that Europe must stay united in 2016 to confront its2016 Year Ahead: Europe in 2016 internal and external challenges, including a changing of the guard in Washington

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RUSI's Director of Military Sciences Elizabeth Quintana says while the Strategic Defence and Security 2016 Year Ahead: The SDSR 2015 and Threats to the UKReview (SDSR) 2015 was extremely positive, the UK is likely to confront new and unexpected threats in 2016.

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RUSI's Director of International Security Studies Raffaello Pantucci says two big questions for 2016 include2016 Year Ahead: Global Security in 2016 how Daesh will spread across the globe, and what China's increasingly assertive foreign policy will look like in practice.

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Peter Roberts, Senior Research Fellow for Sea Power and Maritime Studies at RUSI, says the UK must2016 Year Ahead: New Challenges to UK Defence Planning balance defence budgets, military needs and political aspirations to achieve its strategic aims in 2016.

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Cathy Haenlein, Research Analyst in National Security and Resilience at RUSI, says the fight against the2016 Year Ahead - Countering the Illegal Wildlife Trade illegal wildlife trade must continue to be prioritised in 2016.

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Dr Sasha Jesperson, Research Analyst in National Security and Resilience at RUSI, says strategies to2016 Year Ahead - Responding to Illict Flows detect and deter organised crime must be updated in 2016.

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Emily Winterbotham, Research Fellow, International Security Studies argues that security in Afghanistan in 2016 will depend on regional actors aiming for a final state of peace for the country.

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2016 Year Ahead - Security Challenges in Afghanistan

Tom Keatinge, Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, says that in 2016 the UK will continue to upgrade its anti-money laundering and financial crime infrastructure and that there will be an increased focus on disrupting terrorist financing.

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