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RUSI experts and associates provide analysis on the latest developments in defence, security and international affairs.
Saudi Arabia and Israel appear to be putting aside decades of enmity due to a fear of Iran's nuclear ambitions and its actions in the region. Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship?
Russian President Vladimir Putin imposes new conditions to normalise Moscow’s relations with Tokyo.
As Saudi Arabia yesterday ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon, Syria seems to be reasserting its historic control over its western neighbour.
Tom Keatinge, Olivier Kraft, Florence Keen, Helena Wood and David Artingstall
RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies welcomes the UK government’s new National Risk Assessment. However, there is a fear that it avoids recognising important systemic weaknesses.
Wars cannot be executed without labourers. During the First World War – and in particular following the terrible losses of the Somme in 1916 – Britain’s War Office assembled an army of workers. Yet...
Upon his retirement, one of Britain’s former senior policemen reflects on the progress made in identifying and seizing the proceeds of crime, and offers suggestions for further improvement in this...
Ali Özkök and Ömer Özkizilcik
Ankara is using its military presence in northern Syria to prevent Kurdish independence and have more of a say in a post-Assad future of the country. The problem is, its main allies, Iran and Russia...
Andrew Parker has issued a stark warning about the terror threat facing the UK. And it is only going to get worse with the collapse of Daesh.
Sir Simon Gass
President Donald Trump’s choice of Friday the 13th for his long-awaited statement on Iran may prove prophetic.
Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi
For the moment, Iran is biding its time in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify its nuclear deal with key governments. But Tehran’s patience won’t last long.