Libya is back in the international spotlight after reports emerged of African migrants being sold to the highest bidder. However, this is just one aspect of the North African state’s seven-year crisis.
This article adds to existing research by using quantitative scenarios and counterfactual analyses of Russia’s fiscal conditions under different assumed levels of ambition for defence procurement spending.
Wars cannot be executed without labourers. During the First World War – and in particular following the terrible losses of the Somme in 1916 – Britain’s War Office assembled an army of workers. Yet today, they are almost uniformly forgotten. At an event at RUSI next week, we bring ‘The Unremembered’ out of the shadows acknowledging their extraordinary courage and sacrifices.
Ankara is using its military presence in northern Syria to prevent Kurdish independence and have more of a say in a post-Assad future of the country. The problem is, its main allies, Iran and Russia, are pro-Assad.
M. Philippe Errera, DG for International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS) at the French Ministry of Defence (MOD), will give his thoughts on the French approach to defence and security in the face of ‘...