The launch this week of Britain’s national shipbuilding strategy, with an order of five vessels to be designed and built in English shipyards, sees the UK’s aspiration to compete in the global warship export market.
Malcolm Chalmers, Tom Plant, Cristina Varriale and Emil Dall
Britain’s newly elected Parliament, due to be opened by the Queen next week, promises to be a busy one for nuclear issues. As the new government takes shape, the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy team at RUSI outlines some of the key decisions that it will have to make.
RUSI convened a debate between political parties on the subject of defence ahead of the UK General Election, scheduled for 8 June 2017. The main topics proved to be the requirement for a full defence review after the election, and whether the current force level was affordable.
The announcement of a snap general election and the rapid conclusion of the shortest Parliament for more than 40 years have undoubtedly placed considerable strain on Westminster. Legislation has been rushed through or abandoned, while parliamentary committees have rapidly sought to conclude inquiries and publish reports.
Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships
Theresa May's visit to meet Donald Trump signals a new emphasis by the the UK government to seek favourable trade deals with the United States as it prepares to leave the European Union. Dr Jonathan...
John Louth, Director, Defence, Industries and Society
RUSI Director of Defence, Industries and Society, Dr John Louth looks at how changing US attitudes to defence and security following the election of Donald Trump could see the growth of both European...