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RUSI experts and associates provide analysis on the latest developments in defence, security and international affairs.
The validity of the US forces' figures for insurgent caualties is difficult to judge beyond the certainty that they will not be accurate.
The Prime Minister’s announcement to Parliament that the UK presence in Iraq could reduce to 2500 personnel by May 2008 is in keeping with Coalition strategy and an indicator that this plan is...
The increase in defence expenditure does not imply that the UK’s defence forces will get larger nor that they will necessarily become more effective against potential threats.
Taiwan's first military parade in sixteen years was designed to demonstrate the island's ability to defend itself. But there was one important omission.
The increase of 1.5 per cent real growth in defence spending is inadequate if the Government intends to deliver its planned force structures.
A brutal crackdown by the ruling junta in Burma has extinguished the mass protests. However, the crisis is far from over.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be further consolidating his power beyond his term as President. However, the security and stability such continuity would provide may, in fact, prove...
The Prime Minister announced further troops cuts for UK forces in Iraq, announcing that they will be 'home by Christmas'. But the more important decision will come with the May 2008 troop rotation.
Fukuda's Choices: Who and Why.