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Dr Karin von Hippel became Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on 30 November 2015.
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The UK government must provide unambiguous political guidance as it undertakes the most significant appraisal of the country’s defence posture since the start of this century.
Through national resilience training, young people could play a valuable role in crisis scenarios.
William F Owen
The British Army must re-examine its use of heavy armour.
The current debate about Britain’s shrinking numbers of main battle tanks obscures the need for a much deeper discussion about the country’s strategic choices.
Britain’s difficulty in dismantling its retired nuclear submarines represents a classic lesson in the benefits and risks of deferring ‘non-urgent’ spending in the defence sector.
Building the next cyber security strategy must go beyond domestic resilience to address international dynamics. And doing so will require an articulation of a vision about what kind of cyberspace it tries to shape worldwide.
Keith Dear reviews King Arthur’s Wars: The Anglo-Saxon Conquest of England by Jim Storr
The British Army is slowly recognising the valuable role which can be played by deputy commanders.
As the British general election approaches, RUSI asks each of the main political parties to outline their views on current defence and security challenges, and their proposals for future policy.
The United Kingdom, United States, and France are approaching a time at which important, but difficult decisions will have to be taken over the future of their national nuclear deterrents. Just as...