RUSI has conducted a vast amount of opinion-forming and policy-shaping research regarding terrorism and national security over the past decade: conferences, lectures and research papers - some of which are included in this section
RUSI has conducted a vast amount of opinion-forming and policy-shaping research regarding terrorism and national security over the past decade: conferences, lectures and research papers - some of which are included in this section.
The locus of countering Al-Qa’ida style terrorism has now shifted overseas, with Western governments facing a new and complex set of issues that have been brought into particular focus by recent events at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
Alongside the emergence of an imminent security threat against Western targets, Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference continued its efforts to resolve the country’s problems through negotiation. But are expectations too high?
Day by day, the Syrian Civil War is attracting foreign fighters, particularly from Europe. While there is no clear evidence of such individuals being sent back to carry out terrorist acts, historically similar jihadist battlefields have produced terrorist threats of one form or another.
As the effects of the global recession begins to be felt, this year will emphasise some new political realities in the international order. They will form the backdrop to the return of some traditional security issues.
The Mumbai attacks in November 2008 revealed deep and inherent flaws in India's national security. A year on, and after several far-reaching reforms, India still looks vulnerable but may well be equipped to respond swiftly and decisively.
The new direction for security in a post-Hutton world is likely to focus on matters which are not connected with Hutton, such as the changing role of our armed forces, the need to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction and the need to tackle th