The death of Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah after a 14-year reign might have passed under the radar of the casual Middle East observer, but it marks an important milestone in the history of Arab and Gulf affairs.
The detention of Sergei Furgal, former governor of the region of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East, prompted widespread protests that have taken on a distinctly anti-government edge. This has laid bare some of the Kremlin’s and incumbent United Russia party’s political vulnerabilities in the Far East.
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,...
If the US was to invade Iran, how much money, equipment and personnel would be required? This article suggests that the costs would be prohibitive and other methods of managing relations with Iran should be explored.