Saudi Arabia’s new Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition has been hailed as an historic organisation which will not only serve a military purpose but also take the ideological fight against those who use terror in the name of Islam.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was scheduled to visit Moscow this week. His trip has now been cancelled, partly because he wishes to intensify diplomatic pressure on Russia, but also because he is keen to persuade the new US administration about the virtues of foreign and security policy coordination.
It is tempting to draw immediate conclusions about the US response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. However, the question is whether the launching of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base constitutes Trump’s doctrine for interventions and foreign policy. This is somewhat hard to determine.
There is something about the way our opponents confront us, the way they combine different military and non-military measures in campaigns that have clear political objectives that we find really difficult to counter.
The death of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani earlier this month casts a long shadow over Iranian politics and broader domestic developments. It is particularly significant in light of the looming presidential elections.
RUSI hosted an off-the-record conversation with General (Ret) David H. Petraeus, Senior Vice President of RUSI, moderated by Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE, Senior Associate Fellow, RUSI and former Chief...