Dr Emma De Angelis
Editor Dr Emma De Angelis introduces the April/May 2013 edition of the RUSI Journal.
Transnational organised crime is a security threat, and hence a concern for both defence and law-enforcement actors.Defence Policy, Global Security Issues, International Institutions, Organised Crime
Countries affected by conflict can provide fertile ground for criminal organisations: there are multiple factors at play, and countering them demands co-ordinated and informed response strategies.Defence Policy, Global Security Issues, International Institutions, Organised Crime
When news of Stuxnet first emerged, commentators highlighted its apparent effectiveness in stalling Iran’s nuclear programme. However, evidence suggests that this claim is easily refuted.Global Security Issues, Technology
John Hemmings and Maiko Kuroki
Shinzo Abe’s second go as Japan’s prime minister comes at a time of economic crisis and tension with China. The previous record of this conservative hard-liner suggests pragmatism will be his key approach to relations with Japan’s challenging neighbour.
While the recent terrorist attack in Algeria shone the spotlight on threats from North Africa, this is not a new phenomenon. Terrorist threats to UK citizens at home and abroad will continue to arise from multiple sources of insecurity.Terrorism
Henrik Heidenkamp, John Louth and Trevor Taylor
Shrinking national defence budgets are forcing defence companies to consider their options if they are to remain viable businesses in a difficult environment.UK Defence
Last year’s prize winning essay tackles the continuing difficulties of balancing civil liberties and national security.Domestic Security, Global Security Issues, Terrorism