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The new £2 billion Tempest programme aims to both keep the UK in the combat aircraft business and secure for it a place in the next major European fighter project. Initial mock-ups unveiled with the...Aerospace, Air Power and Technology, Military Sciences, RUSI Defence Systems, Martial Power Project
Anton Moiseienko and Olivier Kraft
The rise of cyber-dependent crime highlights the challenges facing the anti-money laundering framework in a digital era. This should be viewed as a wake-up call as well as an opportunity to update...Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Cyber, AML/CTF, Newsbrief, Information, Financial Crime 2.0, Organised Crime
Tom Plant, Director of Proliferation and Nuclear Policy addressed the Joint AFET/SEDE Public Hearing on Nuclear deterrence.
Tom Keatinge, Director of RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime, spoke at a hearing of the United States House Committee on Financial Services
A recent change in the way Ukraine describes the separatist conflict on its territory is not just about branding; it is also about the search for a more successful strategyUkraine, Global Security Issues
David Artingstall and Anton Moiseienko
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which is best known as Britain’s tax collection agency, is also in the forefront of the fight against money laundering. However, its efforts are not always...Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, AML/CTF, UK
Penny’s Vision, Pound Wise: Global Financial Centres must Collaborate to Tackle Illicit Financial FlowsCommentary, 11 May 2018
The cross-border flow of criminal finances benefits from a continued failure of money centres to cooperateAML/CTF, Organised Crime
Charlie de Rivaz
All is not well with President Mauricio Macri’s project of turning Argentina into a ‘normal country’. If he fails, the ramifications could be felt across the region.Central and South America
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear agreement, and reimpose sanctions against Iran, will matter most in Europe.Iran's Nuclear Programme, United States, Iran, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Sanctions, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Europe
The meeting between India’s prime minister and China’s president inspires cautious optimism, but the loose nature of the discussion is an indication that tackling longstanding differences between...China, India
When attempting to assess today’s inter-Korean summit, the adage ‘Hope for the best, prepare for the worst’ seems more appropriate than ever.North Korea, Pacific
Despite seemingly encouraging signs, the US–Russia relationship is fundamentally unhealthyUnited States, Russia
Mike Stevens on a new study published by RUSI that tells the extraordinary story of how resistance activists and fighters in Mosul ‘punctured Daesh’s image of invincibility’ leading to the city’s...Tags: Iraq, Middle East and North Africa
Tom Plant, Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme at RUSI on the proposed nuclear summit between North Korea and the USTags: United States, North Korea, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Pacific
Tom Keatinge, Director of Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI, on financial crime in Latvia and UK efforts to counter money laundering.Tags: Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, AML/CTF, UK, Europe
The successful and spectacular inaugural launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy this week not only captured public imaginations with its ground-breaking double booster recovery and quirky payload, but also...Tags: Aerospace, Air Power and Technology, United States, National Security and Resilience Studies
Increasing Resilience in Space-Based Capabilities for the UK Through Improved Space Situational Awareness and Regulatory ControlRUSI Journal, 31 May 2018
Ian Annett and Roddy Dennis
Improved Space Situational Awareness and a regulatory framework are needed.Tags: Aerospace, Technology
It is important to understand how International Space Station is vulnerable to cyber attacks.Tags: Aerospace, Cyber
Sneha Reddy reviews Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II, by Tarak Barkawi.Tags: India, UK, History, Military Personnel
John Stone reviews Rebooting Clausewitz: ‘On War’ in the Twenty-First Century, by Christopher Coker.Tags: Defence Policy, History
Eleanor Gordon reviews The Peacebuilding Puzzle: Political Order in Post-Conflict States, by Naazneen H Barma.Tags: Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
Richard S Fogarty
Richard S Fogarty reviewsTrue to Their Salt: Indigenous Personnel in Western Armed Forces, by Rob Johnson.Tags: United States, France, UK, Military Personnel
Never known for being a predictable place, the next year in Ukrainian politics will be coloured by the continuing war in the Donbas, the 2019 elections, attempts at reforming a deeply corrupted society and advancing the country’s NATO aspirations.Tags: NATO, Ukraine, National Security, Organised Crime
The development of Russia's nuclear weapons programme suggests that the country may be prepared to use them to offset its conventional weaknesses.Tags: Russia, Defence Policy, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Europe
The ongoing Combat Air Strategy under development within the Ministry of Defence faces a difficult choice, with significant capability, industrial and geopolitical cost trade-offs involved. The F-35 is at the centre of this dilemma.Tags: Aerospace, UK
Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.
A panel discussion analysing the complexities of a UK future combat air strategy.
This year's RUSI Space conference will develop the conversation with a wider audience beyong the traditional space and defence sector, and build knowledge across the government/industry enterprise.
This year’s Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Air Marshal Edward Stringer CB CBE MA BEng RAF, Director General Joint Force Development and Defence Academy, UK Ministry of Defence.
Dehumanisation - perceiving other people as less human - has accompanied some of the worst episodes in human history, from the Holocaust to slavery. Although many recognize the importance of...