Over the last few months RUSI has been covering the Open Skies Treaty debate from a variety of angles:'Strengthening Arms Control Through Multilateralism, and Multilateralism Through Arms Control' by Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.'The Open Skies Treaty and Prospects for European Confidence-Building Measures' by Sarah Martin and Nick Reynolds.Today,...
The UN Charter is no run-of-the-mill affair. It is a universal covenant, born of untold suffering and sorrow. As the only veteran of the Second World War still in active diplomatic circulation, Sir Peter Marshall reflects on the UN’s founding document, and its enduring relevance.
The coronavirus crisis has exposed deep flaws within the UN. At a time when the world is desperate for the international leadership that only an organisation like the UN can provide, the organisation itself has never seemed so dysfunctional and ineffective.
Owners of a company Russian President Vladimir Putin confiscated for political reasons have finally extracted justice from a court in the West. But Russia is unlikely to respect the ruling. Nor is it likely to respect international law.
If lethal autonomous weapons systems are to be used in war, a moral framework to guide their ethical use is warranted. Despite the limitations it may pose on their capabilities, a rules-based moral framework is the best approach given the current state of technology.
With the Baltic states on-track to become independent from centralised Russian control over their power networks, the Kremlin has demonstrated an alarming potential to disconnect them from its power grid before they are ready to join the continental European network.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s satirical take on the Cold War’s nuclear logic, the UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) held a free screening of Dr Strangelove at the Royal...