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RUSI experts and associates provide analysis on the latest developments in defence, security and international affairs.
Russia’s declared number of troops taking part in the biannual Zapad-2017 military exercise, about to start in Belarus, reveals that Moscow is almost certainly being ‘economical with the truth’.
The UK government is facing withering criticism that it has been too slow to help British overseas territories devastated by Hurricane Irma. This criticism reveals wider questions about the way...
Devastating storms and floods around the world lead to questions concerning how governments can prepare for future resilience.
The launch this week of Britain’s national shipbuilding strategy, with an order of five vessels to be designed and built in English shipyards, sees the UK’s aspiration to compete in the global...
Jonathan Eyal and Benjamin Agnew
The difficulties facing France’s president are just beginning, and there are increasing doubts about his ability to tackle the country’s deep-seated problems.
It is said that in order to understand Pakistan, you need to know three ‘A’s’: Allah; America; and the army. While Allah and the army are still central to Pakistan, it can be argued that America’s...
To de-escalate tensions between the US and North Korea, China has suggested halting Pyongyang’s nuclear test programme and missile firings in exchange for a suspension of all US and South Korean...
Will China's face off with India over the Doklam Plateau put a dent in Beijing's bid to be seen as a responsible world power?
Emil Dall and Cristina Varriale
South Korea’s main opposition party has called for the reintroduction of US nuclear weapons on the peninsula. This is just posturing and not a good idea, but could reopen a debate in South Korea...
Ewan Lawson and Veerle Nouwens
A political dispute in Japan over an alleged cover-up in a UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan highlights a bigger regional problem with international operations that are no longer about...