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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
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...
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
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, Central and South Asia
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
Russia’s S-400 missiles can inflict damage, but not stop or defeat Western air strikes against Syria on their own.Aerospace, Military Sciences, Syria
Alexander Babuta and James Sullivan
Facebook’s actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its competitors in the fight against disinformation. However, this is a...Cyber, Terrorism and Conflict, Technology
Syria and Salisbury: The Continuing Battle to Maintain Trust in Evidence of Illegal Use of Chemical WeaponsCommentary, 16 April 2018
Chemical weapons' usage in Syria clearly required an immediate and forceful response, but the handling of the aftermath of the targeted CW assassination attempt on Sergei and Yulia Skripal continues...Russia
Whatever one thinks of the extraterritorial financial reach of the US, the Trump administration is showing leadership in the use of financial power. Can the UK follow suit in Europe?Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, European Union, Russia, UK
In 2017, the US launched an ineffective cruise missile attack Syria’s Shayrat airbase in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack. So, what can the Western powers do now to deter the Assad regime...United States, Russia, Military Sciences, Syria, France, UK
RUSI Research Fellow Michael Stephens examines how Saudi Arabia is exploiting falling oil prices to benefit its political position in the region.Tags:
On 24 November 2014, the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran was extended to the end of June 2015 after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement. Timothy Stafford, a Research...Tags: Iran's Nuclear Programme, Iran, UK Project on Nuclear Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Middle East and North Africa
Highlighted remarks from Ambassador Robert Joseph Senior Scholar, National Institute for Public Policy and former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and Special...Tags: Global Security Issues
Professor Michael Clarke, Director General of RUSI examines the military options available to the international community following the annexation of Crimea.Tags:
Dr Jonathan Eyal, Senior Research Fellow and International Director at RUSI examines the latest developments in Ukraine with Russia threatening a military take over of CrimeaTags:
Michael Stephens, Deputy Director, RUSI Qatar, outlines the latest developments in Iran's Nuclear Talks with the International Community and the prospects for success.Tags: Global Security Issues
Dr Jonathan Eyal, RUSI Senior Research Fellow assesses the protests taking place in Bosnia during February 2014 and asks whether the peace and stability that was ushered in by the 1995 Dayton Accords...Tags:
Following the floods affecting large parts of the UK, Jennifer Cole, Senior Research Fellow at RUSI examines the emergency response and the response of the militaryTags: Military Personnel, Resilience
Chris Grocott reviews Defending the Rock: How Gibraltar Defeated Hitler, by Nicholas RankinTags: Germany, UK, History, Europe
Amir Husain, August Cole and Wendy R Anderson
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a decisive force in the international security environment, with the potential to transform everything from information operations to intelligence analysis to mission planning. Whether NATO takes a unified approach to AI or not is a crucial question for the Alliance to consider.Tags: NATO, Technology
Trevor Taylor reviews The Abe Doctrine: Japan’s Proactive Pacifism and Security Strategy, by Daisuke Akimoto.Tags: Japan, Security Policy, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
Edward Burke reviews Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan, 2001–2014, by Theo FarrellTags: Afghanistan, The decade after 9/11, UK, Terrorism
Adam Coffey reviews Putin’s War Against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime, by Taras KuzioTags: Ukraine, Russia
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 announcement give some clues about design priorities, but funding the project long term may be challengingTags: Aerospace
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 and improve the antiquated regime.Tags: Cyber, AML/CTF, Information, Organised Crime
This issue of Newsbrief includes articles on UK defence spending, state capability to deploy a credible chemical weapons threat, the Nord Stream II gas pipeline, and public opinion in Central Europe on cooperation, identiy, and defence.Tags:
NATO’s latest data reveals important new trends in patterns of defence spending across the Alliance that have occurred since Russia’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine.Tags: US Defence Policy, Defence Spending, North America, Americas, Defence Policy, UK Defence, Europe
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.