This Conference Report outlines the main findings of the workshop on ‘European Security’ organised by RUSI and the Russian International Affairs Council in February 2021 as part of the UK–Russia Security Dialogue.
The Kremlin has been accused of cyber attacks targeting the Tokyo and PyeongChang Games. Understanding how Russia’s own past Olympics are remembered can reveal the extent of reputational outcomes of the new scandal.
The blockage of the Suez Canal has underscored once more the urgency of diversifying global maritime trade routes. While the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route is often held up as an alternative, it is more likely that the two routes will end up coexisting without undercutting each other.
Sanctions have become a preferred arm of statecraft, especially in Washington. Reasons for this include the West’s confusion in confronting new forms of Russian aggression and the fact that economic sanctions shift the implementation cost from the public to the private sector.
Diana Darke will give an illustrated talk on The Merchant of Syria, her newest book, the result of four years’ research into the socio-economic history of Syria through the life of one man, a textile...