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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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Poland has improved its bilateral strategic links with the US by hosting an American-inspired conference on the future of the Middle East. But the conference did nothing to improve Western coherence.
This Occasional Paper explores Iran's foreign policy objectives through a strategic lens, considering strengths, weaknesses, and proxy relationships.
Andrei Kortunov and Malcolm Chalmers
No single power can ‘fix’ the current turmoil in the Middle East. Still, there may be scope for Russia–Europe cooperation in managing the region’s ills.
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 difficult to counter.
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.
Skilled diplomacy has made Oman an outsized player in regional politics, but succession fears loom large for the small sultanate
Turkey’s upcoming election is unlikely to enhance the prospects for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan or to bring about an improvement in the country’s troubling security situation
Ali M Ansari
The July 2015 Vienna deal revealed the domestic political dynamics that framed Iran’s room for manoeuvre in the negotiations