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The 50th anniversary of the day that British troops first deployed to Northern Ireland offers an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of Operation Banner, and whether the security forces contributed...Armed Forces, UK Counter-terrorism, RUSI Newsbrief, Tackling Extremism, UK, History, National Security, Terrorism
This year’s Annual Shangri-La Dialogue set the stage for confrontation between China and the US. The now former US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan launched Washington’s Indo-Pacific...China, European Union, International Security Studies, France, UK, Asia, Global Security Issues, International Institutions, Law and Ethics, Maritime Forces, Europe, Pacific
RUSI welcomes Adel al Jubeir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He arrives at a time of great tension between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran....
Jack Watling and Justin Bronk
This Occasional Paper provides an independent assessment of non-discretionary capabilities to enable the British Army's Strike concept to achieve its mission. It explores which vulnerabilities can be...Armed Forces, Occasional Papers, Global Strategy and Commitments, Military Sciences, UK, Land Forces, Land Operations, UK Defence
Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi talks to BBC News about the Iran Nuclear Deal. One year after the U.S. withdrew from the Iran Deal, Iran is looking to scale back its commitment.United States, Iran, Americas, Germany, International Security Studies, Russia, France, UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa
A wave of protests sweeping the country may, unlike previous crises, be quite significant.Horn of Africa, National Security Studies, Sudan, STRIVE - Horn of Africa, Global Security Issues, National Security, Resilience, Africa
The UK government is proposing to tighten procedures for establishing limited partnerships, in an effort to close an avenue for money laundering. This is a welcome move, but perhaps not sufficient.Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, AML/CTF, UK, Organised Crime
A clear differentiation is required between trade and technology wars, Huawei and politicised arrests of foreign nationals. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is deliberately confusing them, and...China, Cyber, Law and Ethics, Technology, Pacific
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is about to pass into oblivion. But its verification provisions merit further attention, both as a reflection on lesson learned from the past, but also as...United States, Americas, Russia, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Europe
The government should use unexplained wealth orders to reduce harm, not reap headlines.Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, UK, Organised Crime, Europe
Britain’s newly released policy document on modernising its defence programmes repeats some information already in the public domain, hints at new requirements and vulnerabilities, but ultimately...Armed Forces, Defence Spending, Defence, Industries and Society, Equipment and Acquisitions, Defence Management, Defence Policy, UK, UK Defence, Europe
Russia’s responses to the US’s actions are often misinterpreted, but examining more closely how Russia approaches the US could help to explain the bilateral relationship’s future trajectory.United States, Equipment and Acquisitions, Global Strategy and Commitments, International Security Studies, Russia, International Institutions, Law and Ethics, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
The US government’s move against two alleged cyber-criminals serves as a warning sign to the cryptocurrency community. The community may choose to respond by cloaking itself in an even heavier mantle...Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Cyber, United States, US Defence Policy, AML/CTF, Cyber Security, Sanctions, Illicit Trade, Law and Ethics, Financial Crime 2.0, Organised Crime, Technology
The government of Abiye Ahmed has taken admirable steps to reform Ethiopia’s political life. It needs to do more in the months ahead, and in a more coherent manner.African Union, International Security Studies, Global Security Issues, Law and Ethics, National Security, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Resilience, 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 Studies
Introducing a Trauma-Informed Practice Framework to Provide Support in Conflict-Affected Countries: The Case of the Syrian White HelmetsRUSI Journal, 28 January 2019
A proposal for a ‘trauma-informed’ framework to provide training and support to the Syrian White Helmets.Tags: Syria, Resilience, Middle East and North Africa
Joe Devanny, Robert Dover, Michael S Goodman and David Omand
The UK government needs a new approach to intelligence.Tags: UK, Intelligence, Europe
Emma De Angelis
Editor Dr Emma De Angelis introduces the December 2018 edition of the RUSI Journal.Tags:
Sue Onslow reviews Total Onslaught: War and Revolution in Southern Africa Since 1945, by Paul Moorcraft.Tags: History, Africa
Can the success of the peace process in Bougainville offer useful lessons for similar situations?Tags: Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Pacific
Christopher Elliott reviews Bolts from the Blue: From Cold War Warrior to Chief of the Air Staff, by Richard Johns.Tags: Aerospace, UK, History, Military Personnel, Europe
South Sudan needs a new defence policy.Tags: Defence Management, Defence Policy, Africa
Christian Nünlist reviews NATO’s Return to Europe: Engaging Ukraine, Russia, and Beyond, edited by Rebecca R Moore and Damon Coletta.Tags: NATO, Ukraine, Russia, Defence Policy, International Institutions, Europe
Breakfast Briefing: Intelligence Assessment and Policy Making - Lord Butler’s Lessons, Fifteen Years OnEvents, 4 December 2019
An exclusive breakfast briefing with Tim Dowse CMG, Senior Associate Fellow, RUSI and former Intelligence Adviser to the UK Foreign Secretary.
An exclusive breakfast briefing with Emily Ferris, Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia, RUSI.
A lecture by Megan Butler, Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialist, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
An exclusive breakfast briefing with Lord Hogan-Howe QPM, Distinguished Fellow, RUSI and former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.
A presentation by Elisabeth Braw, Associate Fellow, Modern Deterrence, RUSI, on the real-life cloak-and-dagger story of how East Germany’s notorious spy agency, the Stasi, infiltrated churches here...