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RUSI experts and associates provide analysis on the latest developments in defence, security and international affairs.
Earlier this month, the Swedish government reinstated conscription, one of several recent moves to strengthen the operational capability of its armed forces.
Belgium has accomplished much since last year’s devastating terrorist attacks – the worst in its history. But the threats continue, and new security vulnerabilities are becoming apparent.
Donald Trump’s demand that US allies pay more for their own defence may push the Gulf States towards more military cooperation.
Clovis Meath Baker
There is something about the way our opponents confront us, the way they combine different military and non-military measures in campaigns that have clear political objectives that we find really...
There are some traditional but also a number of innovative ways by which NATO’s core values could be reasserted and reinvigorated in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.
The enormous attention given to Bitcoin’s rise has prompted security agencies to ponder whether cryptocurrencies could become a terrorist financing tool. A recent case suggests terrorists may be...
The chairman of the independent review into Britain’s National Ship Building Strategy is advocating a ‘cheap and cheerful’ Royal Navy. However, Sir John Parker is unlikely to face action on the...
Joel Faulkner Rogers
Overstating authoritarian populism in the West could be a self-fulfilling prophecy for the feared retreat of Liberalism.
Veerle Nouwens and Alexandra Stickings
A new Chinese White Paper on the country’s space policy raises a number of questions regarding both its role as a space power and the links between its peaceful exploration and use as a military...
The financial sector has long been in the forefront of the fight against financial crime. But, as the industry works to rehabilitate its reputation following the global financial crisis, this largely...