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Artificial intelligence in war may be a good servant, but it is likely to prove a terrible master, for while the character of stupidity may evolve, its nature remains immutableMartial Power Programme, Military Sciences, RUSI Defence Systems
Alanna Putze talks to CFCS colleagues Isabella Chase and Tom Keatinge about the thinking behind this podcast and what listeners can expect – from the speakers, topics and ideas in the world of...
The future of the UK government’s Integrated Review of security, defence, development and foreign policy is now uncertain. In its absence, the government should consider issuing a top-level policy...UK
The threat of terrorism is not over, and neither are the factors which feed the violence.France, Global Security Issues, Terrorism
Washington is offering $10 million for tips that would help authorities prevent possible cyber interference in the November elections. Unusual, but not necessarily unworkable.Military Sciences, United States, Law and Ethics, National Security, Resilience
Alexandra St John Murphy and Benno Zogg
Unprecedented protests leave Belarus irrevocably changed and civil society awakened. While events are not geopolitical in origin, this domestic upheaval will have long-term international implications.Russia
The UK should make the most of the transformative capabilities of artificial intelligence by drawing on a number of lessons from the US.United States, Defence Policy, UK
Reports of cooling relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are incomplete. Behind the scenes, Pakistan’s top military officer is helping recast the relationship on a more solid footing.Pakistan, The Gulf Region
If recent history provides a guide, further Hong Kong-related sanctions and Chinese responses should be expected, creating an ever-more complex landscape for businesses to navigate.China, Law and Ethics
A murky story linking the Balkans to the Caucasus comes to light. Or does it?Global Security Issues
The real culprit for Lebanon’s latest disaster is a political system which needs total overhaul.Lebanon
In this episode, host Isabella Chase speaks with art compliance consultant Rakhi Talwar, who unveils the realities and myths of financial crime in the art world, and asks whether recent regulations...Tags: Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies
A wide ranging discussion in which Peter Roberts talks to Frank Hoffman about decisive battles, concepts of victory, strategic culture, divergence, societal risks, militaries as ubiquitous political...Tags: Military Sciences
In this week's episode of High Risk Thinking, host Emil Dall is joined by the team behind EuropeanSanctions.com, Maya Lester, QC of Brick Court Chambers and Michael O’Kane of Peters...Tags: Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies
Peter Roberts and Admiral Sir Philip Jones talk about why it is people that represent the competitive edge in the Western Way of Warfare - and have done for centuries, and how technology is...Tags: Military Sciences
Elisabeth Braw speaks with Rear Admiral Ewa Skoog Haslum, the Swedish Navy's new commander, about the challenges of defending a country with an enormous coastline, about greyzone aggression, citizens...Tags: Modern Deterrence
Delivered by Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Ben Hodges, Distinguished Fellow, RUSITags: Adversarial Studies, Military Sciences
Andrew Monaghan reviews The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines Between War and Peace, by Oscar Jonsson.Tags: Russia, Defence Policy, Europe
Adam Leong Kok Wey
Malaysia’s response to the latest South China Sea standoff shows a small state practising astute grand strategy.Tags: China, United States, Maritime Forces
Proportionality is at the heart of successful grand strategies.Tags: Defence Policy, UK, Global Security Issues, UK Defence
Eric J Grove and Martin S AlexanderTags:
P Sadeghi and Jack Watling
It is hard for the Supreme Leader to change his position on major policy questions.Tags: Iran's Nuclear Programme, Iran, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Middle East and North Africa
Towards the ‘Third Revolution in Military Affairs’: The Russian Military’s Use of AI-Enabled Cyber WarfareRUSI Journal, 28 May 2020
Rod Thornton and Marina Miron
Russia is expecting artificial intelligence to have strategic consequences in cyberspace.Tags: Cyber, Russia, Defence Policy, Technology, Europe
Alexandria Reid and Michael Jones
The Blue Economy development concept has driven many states to consolidate their maritime domain. As the Kenya–Somalia maritime dispute shows, the Blue Economy has security consequences beyond development.Tags: Horn of Africa, Law and Ethics
Dheeraj P C and Trivun Sharma
The coronavirus outbreak has caused a severe crisis in the EU. More than the early warning systems, it is the political and economic disunity within the Union that requires urgent attention.Tags: China, Coronavirus, European Union, Global Security Issues, Information, Intelligence, Europe
The Sentinel R.1 Airborne Standoff Radar aircraft are superb and relatively efficient aircraft which provide critical airborne intelligence gathering services for joint commanders around the world. However, as a small and bespoke fleet they are expensive and vulnerable to cuts. A highly classified US Navy radar pod for the P-8 Poseidon could give the RAF a more efficient solution.Tags: Equipment and Acquisitions
An online presentation by Dr Helen Fry, historian and author, on the history of MI9 — the World War Two organisation that engineered the escape of Allied forces from behind enemy lines.
General Sir Nick Carter will deliver RUSI's annual lecture covering key topical defence and security issues.
What are the major trends in escalating global violence and how are these risks likely to evolve? Where are the key flashpoints to watch out for in 2021? This first seminar from RUSI and AIG-Talbot...
An online presentation by Sir David Omand GCB, Distinguished Fellow, RUSI and former UK Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator, on how the methodology used by the British intelligence agencies to...
This paper examines how partner nation capabilities are developed and the limits of what is achievable through capacity building in time and scale.