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RUSI Receives Largest Philanthropic Donations to Date in Support of the Redevelopment of its Historic HeadquartersNews, 15 November 2019
RUSI is delighted to announce two substantial donations towards its appeal for 61 Whitehall, the Institute’s iconic home opposite Downing Street, in the heart of the capital. The gifts are the...
How NATO member states can develop societal resilience to combat modern threats.Modern Deterrence, NATO, RUSI Newsbrief, Resilience
Their differences notwithstanding, the UK and Russia could cooperate in Africa.Russia, UK, Global Security Issues, Africa
Although the UK government will face a full agenda in the immediate aftermath of the general election, a high priority must be confirmation of its intent to undertake a strategic defence and security...Armed Forces, Defence Spending, Defence, Industries and Society, UK
Maria Smekalova and Kevin Gourlay
There is still a role for global discussion on norms of conduct in cyberspace.Cyber, UK-Russia Security Dialogue, United Nations, Future UK Cyber Security Strategy Project, Russia, Information, International Institutions, Technology
Binyamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli election, setting the scene for a right-wing administration which may well be tempted to formally annex the occupied territories and set Israel on a dangerous...RUSI International, Israel, Middle East and North Africa
US Democratic Party candidates for the White House are beginning to tackle nuclear challenges in their election campaigns.United States, US Defence Policy, Americas, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Defence Policy, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
Britain’s difficulty in dismantling its retired nuclear submarines represents a classic lesson in the benefits and risks of deferring ‘non-urgent’ spending in the defence sector.Defence Spending, Defence, Industries and Society, Equipment and Acquisitions, Defence Management, UK, UK Defence, Europe
Building the next cyber security strategy must go beyond domestic resilience to address international dynamics. And doing so will require an articulation of a vision about what kind of cyberspace it...Cyber, UK, Intelligence, Technology, Europe
Supervising the UK AML Supervisors: The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision First Annual ReportCommentary, 29 March 2019
The launch of the first annual report of the UK’s Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision signals a bold step forward for UK anti-money laundering supervision, but many...Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, AML/CTF, UK, Europe
Russia is strengthening its links with North Korea in order to position itself as an indispensable interlocutor between Washington and Pyongyang. But the cost Russia could demand for regional...United States, North Korea, Russia, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
The Illusion of Simplicity: Which Virtual Currencies Businesses are Subject to Money Laundering Rules?Commentary, 21 March 2019
Anton Moiseienko and Kayla Izenman
Regulating virtual currency businesses in order to prevent money laundering is not easy. But it can be done.Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Cyber, AML/CTF, Global Security Issues, Information, Intelligence, International Institutions, Financial Crime 2.0
Pakistan’s military is playing a significant role in assisting the country’s prime minister in the conduct of foreign and security policies, and usually with the objective of scaling down...Pakistan, International Security Studies, Defence Management, Indo-Pakistan Conflict, Global Security Issues, Land Forces, Military Personnel, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Resilience
Tom Keatinge and Olivier Kraft discuss developments and challenges in fighting financial crime in 2018.Tags: Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, AML/CTF
Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi outlines priorities for analysts will be to understand the impact and unpredictability of US policy in the Middle East.Tags: Iran, International Security Studies, Middle East and North Africa
Tom Plant, Director of RUSI's Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme discusses the prospects for the Nuclear Ban treaty in 2018Tags: Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
RUSI Senior Research Fellow Emily Winterbotham examines the new US strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia announced by President Trump on 21 August 2017.Tags: Pakistan, US Defence Policy, Afghanistan, International Security Studies, Terrorism, Global Security Issues, Land Operations, Central and South Asia
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
The road to NATO accession for the small Western Balkan country of North Macedonia has finally been opened following the settlement of a dispute with Greece concerning the country’s name. But what will North Macedonia be able to offer the Alliance, and why does NATO want to let in the newly renamed country?Tags: NATO, Global Security Issues
A changing climate is rapidly transforming the country.Tags: Climate Security, Africa
The state of conflict imposes specific international legal rights and obligations on both Russia and Ukraine.Tags: Ukraine, Russia
Book Review: Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007–2017RUSI Journal, 25 April 2019
Alexandria Reid reviews Fighting for Peace in Somalia: A History and Analysis of the African Union Mission (AMISOM), 2007–2017, by Paul D. Williams.Tags: African Union, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Africa
The pioneering mission might not have been as successful as commonly believed.Tags: Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
Neil Kent reviews The Secret World: A History of Intelligence, by Christopher Andrew.Tags: History, Intelligence
Andrew Glazzard reviews Byron to Bin Laden: A History of Foreign War Volunteers, by Nir Arielli.Tags: History
Jack Watling and Nicholas Waters
A considered evaluation of the potential of SUAVs is needed.Tags: Armed Forces, UK, Technology
An exclusive breakfast briefing with Dr Jack Watling, Research Fellow in Land Warfare, RUSI.
An exclusive breakfast briefing with Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director-General, RUSI.
An exclusive breakfast briefing with The Lord Evans of Weardale KCB DL, Distinguished Fellow, RUSI and former Director General of the British Security Service (MI5).
A lecture by Professor John Bourne, Honorary Professor of First World War Studies, University of Wolverhampton.
A lecture by Professor Azar Gat, Ezer Weitzman Professor of National Security, Tel Aviv University, on whether war has really been declining and, if so, why.