The study of UK defence policy has always been central to RUSI's work. It remains one of the largest elements in the Institute's research programme and has set the parameters of debate on pressing defence issues.
With civilian use of the electromagnetic spectrum rapidly increasing, what will this mean for military ISR capabilities in 2035 and beyond? And how will this be affected by the emergence of (as yet unforeseen) disruptive technologies in the interim?
Peter Roberts, Senior Research Fellow for Sea Power and Maritime Studies at RUSI, says the UK must balance defence budgets, military needs and political aspirations to achieve its strategic aims in 2016
The latest Strategic Defence and Security Review can be best described as being a ‘steady as she goes’ review, providing a welcome element of stability in defence planning after five years of substantial reductions.
On 7 September 2015 the British prime minister controversially announced that two British citizens had been killed in RAF drone strikes. The point is not so much that they were British but that he was targeted in an area that the UK does not currently regard, legally, as an operational theatre of war for UK forces.
Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is toying with the idea of asking Parliament for permission to expand Britain’s campaign of airstrikes from Iraq into Syria. His impulse should be tempered with a sense of strategy.
It is reasonable to assume that there will be a real-terms increase in the defence budget now that the Conservatives have full control of the government. However, commitments to future military interventions are less certain.
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The Under 35s Forum is delighted to host this upcoming event on the role of 3D printing in defence, bringing expertise from the defence industries and academia to share insight and reflect on some of...