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RUSI experts and associates provide analysis on the latest developments in defence, security and international affairs.
Rhetoric on virtual currencies has centred on risks and threats. But the technology also has the potential to promote financial inclusion.
Charlie de Rivaz
The newly elected president of Colombia may end up scuppering a deal which, despite its problems, could be the country’s best chance for prolonged peace.
Kamal Alam and Ibrahim Al-Othaimin
On many fronts, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are working to deepen and formalise ties that have historically been determined by the quality of relationships between kings and prime ministers
The 2018 FIFA World Cup, which began yesterday and will go on until July in eleven cities across Russia, may present a ‘significant aspirational target’ for both local and transnational jihadist...
China was absent from the US-North Korea summit, but is a beneficiary of what has emerged from that gathering in Singapore.
Italy’s new government, devoted to nursing the economy back to health and reliant on far-right populist parties, may be tempted to curtail the country’s active foreign military missions. It should...
Dr Abiye Ahmed is Ethiopia’s new head of the federal government. He has already approved a motion to lift the national state of emergency and released an Ethiopian-born British resident and passport...
Dr Vinjay Kaura
As India’s strategic links with the US expand, New Delhi will find it difficult to shield its fruitful military relations with Russia. In theory, India does not have to face a binary choice between...
The announcement by the Ministry of Defence of a forthcoming Defence Space Strategy paper shows recognition of the threats posed to the UK’s space-enabled military capabilities. The question is how...
If boldness, cunning and guile are the hallmarks of successful British military contributions that have allowed the UK Armed Forces to develop a reputation for excellence, then these might be the...