Britain’s decision to leave the EU could have a significant impact on the Union’s ability to help nations on its Eastern borders implement political and economic reform, or to respond to Russia’s determined efforts to expand its sphere of influence.
RUSI's Deputy Director General Professor Malcolm Chalmers gave evidence in front of the Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday 28 June alongside Sir Simon Fraser, former Foreign and Commonwealth Office Permanent Secretary and Sir Christopher Meyer, former British Ambassador to the United States.
First indications of Britain’s negotiating stance with the EU are beginning to appear. They are shrewder and more realistic than commonly assumed, but will also require emotions to be tempered by hard-headed calculations, if Britain’s marginalisation in Europe is to be avoided.
As Britain has voted to begin negotiations to relinquish its membership of the European Union, we outline the political and economic frameworks for these testy discussions, as well as the pillars of a future settlement designed to uphold Europe’s security structures.
With the violence in Syria spilling into Turkey; Turkey as a NATO member has the right to call on the support of the alliance under Article 5. However implementing collective security is always more complex, thus a full scale NATO response in Syria is unlikely.
Turkey's recent diplomatic offensive has been brought to an abrupt end by the Syrian conflict which spilled into Turkey last night. Last night's violence has revealed the weakness in Ankara's position resulting from its failed approach to the Syria Crises.
The marriage between EADS and BAE Systems is logical as the defence market shrinks further and the United States pivots towards Asia. The challenge will lie in the governments that influence these two firms.
The rumoured merger between EADS and BAE Systems is a reflection of longer term trends within the defence industry. But short term impediments will have to be overcome to ensure this deal goes through.
The proposed merger of BAE Systems and EADS has naturally attracted a number of concerns, from safeguarding sovereign defence industries to job cuts through rationalisation. But are these concerns with foundation?
Why study Russian views on the new ‘revolution in military affairs’ (RMA)? First, Operation Desert Storm signalled the advent of a dramatic metamorphosis in warfare. Like its Soviet predecessor, the...
In 1990 RUSI brought out Whitehall paper 6, entitled 1992: Protectionism or Collaboration in Defence Procurement. Much of its substance remains valid three years on, since the process of streamlining...