The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is about to pass into oblivion. But its verification provisions merit further attention, both as a reflection on lesson learned from the past, but also as indicators for the future.
On 29 October 2018, RUSI and the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK jointly hosted a conference on de-risking, the phenomenon of financial institutions ending or restricting relationships with clients (such as non-profit organisations) that are deemed financially risky. Given that de-risking efforts often lead to the displacement of financial risk and the interruption of counterterrorism efforts...
Michael Gove’s intervention on how we remember the First World War has sparked off a national debate. The Education Secretary is adopting a stance that helps give depth to issues of judgment, morality and education, as well as to the drivers of memory and identity.
China’s sudden declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone covering the uninhabited Senkaku islands is not intended to extend Chinese airspace as part of an area-denial/anti-access strategy. China’s real aim is instead to strengthen their quasi-legal territory claims in the long term.
As the nation marks Remembrance Sunday, Britain’s ethnic minorities will be joining commemorations as well. This is not well reflected, however, in public and media discourse, where those who protest noisily can get a hearing often denied to those who participate quietly in our shared national commemorations.