Jonathan Eyal and Cathy Haenlein
Welcome to the March 2015 issue of RUSI Newsbrief, bringing you expert analysis of recent events and trends, and their significance to the defence and security community.
Rather than seeking new tools, Beijing must fundamentally reappraise its current strategy of draconian public security measures and intolerance of dissent in Xinjiang.
The management of Nigeria’s elections will prove pivotal in the context of growing political division and an unrelenting terrorist threat in the country’s northeast.Terrorism
With Libya on the brink of civil war four years after Qadhafi’s downfall, it is time for the West to step up and step in.
Despite increasing defence spending, the small Baltic States are unlikely to be able to deter Russian aggression without external support.
In the context of deepening insecurity and sectarian division, the Middle East will likely continue to pose a complex problem for British policy-makers.
Fears that the US’s global aerial dominance will soon be challenged by the fifth-generation fighters under development by Russia and China are overstated – for now.Aerospace
The White House may have staved off Congressional efforts to impose new sanctions on Iran for now, but at what cost?Iran's Nuclear Programme, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
It is time for the West to face up to reality: with Ukraine set to be the site of a proxy war for the foreseeable future, European security is no longer a given
China is showing itself to be increasingly open about a possible role in brokering peace in Afghanistan. But the extent to which its actions will coincide with Western priorities should not be overestimated.Global Security Issues