This paper provides a background to the introduction of Unexplained Wealth Orders, explaining the current civil recovery regime contained within the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and why the introduction of these new powers was felt necessary in the current climate.
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.
Old disputes between Sofia and Skopje have been put aside, as Bulgaria prepares to take over the Presidency of the EU in January 2018. However, old rivalries between the two countries, and Macedonia's name war with Greece, might scupper Skopje's wish to join the EU and NATO.
The announcement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron that their countries intend to cooperate in producing a new fighter aircraft has sparked great interest in UK defence and industrial circles. However, how significant is this as a ‘hard’ defence initiative?
Britain will have to strike new international agreements with other countries to maintain access to nuclear power technology after indicating that it is minded to leave Euratom, which has controlled the peaceful use of nuclear energy on the continent since 1957.
RUSI is delighted to host the second RUSI-Ditchley Foundation roundtable, this time revisiting the discussions had at the recent Ditchley conference on Britain's current negotiations with the EU and...