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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
Mark Rowley and Raffaello Pantucci
Daesh, Al-Qa’ida and other terrorist organisations may appear to be in current retreat. But rather than being eradicated, they have scattered. The violent extremism they have spawned has not entirely...International Security Studies, National Security, Terrorism
Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority has promised action to address the UK capital markets' vulnerability to high-end money laundering. It has its work cut out for it.Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, AML/CTF, UK
Looking beyond the historical links between the UK and India, there are opportunities and reasons for the two to work together in the Indo-Pacific region.Civil–Military Relations, India, Global Strategy and Commitments, International Security Studies, UK, Global Security Issues, Maritime Forces, Pacific
Can the US offer enough financial incentives to North Korea in exchange for denuclearisation, without discrediting the current sanctions regime? A way around the dilemma may exist. As President...North Korea, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Sanctions, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Pacific
Poland has improved its bilateral strategic links with the US by hosting an American-inspired conference on the future of the Middle East. But the conference did nothing to improve Western coherence.Iran's Nuclear Programme, United States, US Defence Policy, Iran, Israel, Global Security Issues, Europe, Middle East and North Africa
Engaging in open debate will be crucial for the UK Intelligence Community to gain public trust regarding the use of artificial intelligence for national security purposes.Cyber, Equipment and Acquisitions, Terrorism and Conflict, Future UK Cyber Security Strategy Project, UK, Information, Securing Britain, Intelligence, National Security, Technology, UK Defence
Andrei Kortunov and Malcolm Chalmers
No single power can ‘fix’ the current turmoil in the Middle East. Still, there may be scope for Russia–Europe cooperation in managing the region’s ills.Civil–Military Relations, RUSI International, UK-Russia Security Dialogue, Russia, Defence Management, Defence Policy, Global Security Issues, National Security, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Resilience, Europe, Middle East and North Africa
Germany’s armed forces are beset by problems, and procurement difficulties are proving to be intractable.Defence, Industries and Society, Germany, Defence Management, Defence Policy, Military Personnel, Europe
The INF Treaty’s demise owes to not only Russian violations but also a fundamental shift in the way the current US administration and much of the Republican Party view arms control.United States, US Defence Policy, Americas, Russia, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Europe
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: Terrorism and Conflict, International Security Studies, Terrorism, UK, Terrorism
Tom Keatinge, Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI, on the need for a global financial crime strategy to counter cybercriminals following a major ransomware attack on 12...Tags: Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Cyber, AML/CTF, Future UK Cyber Security Strategy Project, Global Security Issues, Technology
In most industries simplicity is cheaper than complexity; streamlining processes and shedding excess reduces the cost of doing business. Within the technology sector, there is a trend to accomplish the same goal by doing the opposite. This increased complexity has a negative effect on securityTags: Cyber
Israeli opinion generally regards the country’s efforts to contain Iran, especially in Syria, as having been successful. In fact, the trendline runs the other way: Iran is constraining Israel, entrenching all around the Jewish state.Tags: Iran, Russia, Syria, Israel, Global Security Issues
With competition for influence increasing, old tensions are being revived in the fragile Western Balkans. The West must avoid complacency and show leadership in resolving critical issues before they become dangerous.Tags: NATO, European Union, Global Security Issues, Europe
The scale and highly integrated nature of the US’s Multi-Domain Operations concept for future warfare requires coordination, mutual understanding of capabilities and permissions sharing between armed services. These exceed what NATO allies can currently achieveTags: US Defence Policy, NATO
Since the beginning of armed conflict in Syria and Iraq, thousands of militants from the Caucasus region have participated in the war. However, dislodging Daesh and a collapse of the insurgency in the North Caucasus have substantially diminished the capacities of North Caucasian jihadi groups. Nevertheless, militancy in the region has potential.Tags: Tackling Extremism, Russia, Counterinsurgency, Global Security Issues, Terrorism
Huong Le Thu
China’s ongoing construction efforts have created a situation where (in the words of the Commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Philip Davidson) Beijing is ‘capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with the United States’. The absence of outright war reflects not only China’s ability to move the threshold for instigating open conflict, but also the fact that law, justice and security are not being respected, and that some have come to terms with this.Tags: China, Global Security Issues, Pacific
As the US Army and British Army eye upgrades to their respective main battle tanks, the often-overlooked operator’s perspective calls for the focus to fall on maintainability in the field over incremental upgrades to firepower and survivabilityTags: United States, Land Forces
To further its ambitious agenda, the Somali terrorist organisation Al-Shabaab has dedicated substantial time and effort into polishing its unique brand.Tags: Horn of Africa, Tackling Extremism, African Union, Counterinsurgency, Terrorism
The Hanoi summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump came to no clear agreement on measures to limit North Korea’s nuclear programme. The two countries’ opposing positions and motives will make next steps challenging.Tags: United States, North Korea, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy
Will the construction of a 1200km fence along the Afghanistan–Pakistan border spark new confidence in Pakistan’s commitment to combatting cross-border terrorism?Tags: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, Global Security Issues
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.