For all the Sturm und Drang over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, neither side has answered the crucial question the Trump administration faces if it abrogates the deal: ‘And then what?’
This paper examines the implications of the US Third Offset Strategy for the UK. It finds that UK defence equipment capabilities costing £16 billion a year are increasingly vulnerable to low-cost, technology-rich weapons from hostile states. It argues that the UK government has focused more on offensive systems over protective capabilities, and it calls for a commitment to research, innovation...
The Trump administration appears eager to change its position frequently, keeping both friends and adversaries on their toes. The snag is that, at least for the moment, allies are more rattled than potential enemies.
In the digital age, it is often necessary to make compromises between cost and security. For the US Army, miscalculating the balance of this compromise could have serious implications for national security.
John Hemmings reviews The Trump Phenomenon and the Future of US Foreign Policy, by Daniel Quinn Mills and Steven Rosefielde, and Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World, by Peter Navarro.
Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships
Peter Quentin, Research Fellow, Military Sciences
Justin Bronk, Research Fellow, Airpower and Technology
Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, Defence, Industries and Society
RUSI experts offer their initial reactions on the election of President-elect Donal Trump and what this will mean for US foreign policy, the fight against ISIS, Europe, Asia, the defence industry and...