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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
Tom Keatinge and Anton Moiseienko
Pakistan’s new government came to power 100 days ago vowing to fight corruption and recover looted national wealth. But the UK is integral to Pakistan’s anti-corruption effort, and London would be...Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Pakistan, AML/CTF, UK, Organised Crime
As a political and military reassurance, a recent NATO exercise in the Baltic region makes sense. But Russia’s real levers of influence over the Baltic states are not military, and NATO may not be...NATO, International Security Studies, Russia, Global Security Issues, Intelligence, Europe
NATO’s Trident Juncture 2018 military exercise has served to solidify ties between member states, but the Alliance remains vulnerable in the eventuality of a military confrontation from Russia.United States, NATO, Russia, Military Sciences, Global Security Issues, Land Forces, Military Personnel, Europe
Take the Money and Run: The Role of Asset Confiscation Under the New Serious and Organised Crime StrategyCommentary, 16 November 2018
The British government claims to be focussing on its ability to seize the proceeds of organised crime, but the response remains piecemeal, underfunded and poorly coordinatedCentre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, UK
Social media is often seen as having a negative impact on politics and society. However, the evidence shows that many individuals are sceptical about the information they consume online.Cyber, Information, Technology
Ties between India and Russia may not be strengthening quite so fast as both sides diversify their partners, but history and strategic considerations still bind the two powers.India, International Security Studies, Russia, Defence Policy, Europe, Central and South Asia
Joel Faulkner Rogers
British voters are vulnerably ignorant about the authority to go to war.United Nations, NATO, International Responses, UK, Global Security Issues, International Institutions, Law and Ethics, Europe
Recent attacks perpetrated by extreme right wing terrorists in the US are undoubtedly linked to the upcoming mid-term elections, reflecting the reality that the country’s charged political scene may...United States, Tackling Extremism, International Security Studies, Terrorism, UK, Lone-Actor Terrorism, Terrorism
Following a war of words between US President Donald Trump and the Pyongyang regime, are we at risk of escalation? RUSI experts Tom Plant, Cristina Varriale and Emil Dall discuss.Tags: United States, North Korea, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
Watch Cristina Varriale, a research analyst at RUSI's Nuclear and Proliferation programme discuss North Korea's latest missile test on BBC World News.Tags: North Korea, UK Project on Nuclear Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
General Sir Nicholas Carter, Chief of the General Staff, delivered the concluding remarks at the RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017Tags:
Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director General of RUSI and Dr Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director, discuss the outcome of the June 2017 General Election and what a hung parliament will mean for...Tags: UK
5 June 2017 Dr Karin von Hippel, Director General of RUSI, was on CNN to discuss the response and challenge emanating from the 3 June London Bridge attack. The attacks in the UK are part of a wider...Tags: UK, Terrorism
RUSI experts Raffaello Pantucci and Emily Winterbotham took part in a live conversation discussing the Manchester attacks that took place in Manchester on Monday 23 May.Tags: National Security Studies, International Security Studies, Terrorism, UK, Terrorism
Ali M Ansari
A comment on the 1915 RUSI Journal article by Francis H Skrine.Tags: The Great War, Germany, Art, Culture and Literature, History
Adam Coffey reviews Thinking the Unthinkable: A New Imperative for Leadership in a Disruptive Age, by Nik Gowing and Chris LangdonTags: Global Strategy and Commitments, Security Policy
Gill Bennett reviews The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War, by Ben MacintyreTags: Russia, UK
The US drone base in Niger has repercussions for the Sahel Sahara’s fragile security.Tags: Sahel, United States, National Security, Africa
Lessons for Military Planning in 21st Century Warfare: Shaping the Military Defeat of Daesh in the Middle Euphrates River ValleyRUSI Journal, 6 December 2018
Rob Alsworth and Andrew Tidmarsh
Operation Inherent Resolve offers some lessons for military planning of coalition operations in the 21st Century.Tags: Armed Forces, The decade after 9/11, Land Forces, Military Personnel
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...