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    Ukraine: The Next Twelve Months
    May29

    Ukraine: The Next Twelve Months

    Never known for being a predictable place, the next year in Ukrainian politics will be coloured by the continuing war in the Donbas, the 2019 elections, attempts at reforming a deeply corrupted society and advancing the country’s NATO aspirations.Download the article (PDF)With newsfeeds full of allegations relating to Russia’s...

    Daesh Moves House: Settling in to Life in Afghanistan
    May18

    Daesh Moves House: Settling in to Life in Afghanistan

    For all intents and purposes, Daesh has been defeated in Iraq and Syria, but key leaders and administrators of the short-lived Islamic State will not simply vanish from the global jihadist environment. They have their eyes set on Afghanistan, and intend to give the Taliban a run for their money.Download the article (PDF)With the fall of Mosul,...

    Before the Brussels Summit: How is the NATO Alliance Doing, Really?
    May11

    Before the Brussels Summit: How is the NATO Alliance Doing, Really?

    The revived Russian threat brings NATO back to its roots at this year’s summit in Brussels, which might be the most important in the Alliance’s recent history.Download the article (PDF)On 16 March 2018, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) hosted a private, off the record seminar held under non-attribution rules for the Security...

    RUSI Newsbrief Vol. 38, No. 3
    May10

    RUSI Newsbrief Vol. 38, No. 3

    This issue of Newsbrief includes articles on China’s developments in non-kinetic space technology, the state of Arab youth after the 2011 uprisings, what to expect from Xi Jinping’s China, and the competition to provide the US Navy with the MQ-25 unmanned tanker.Download the complete issue (PDF)The Implications of Chinese Developments...

    Ensuring the Protection of Civilians in Modern Conflict
    May08

    Ensuring the Protection of Civilians in Modern Conflict

    Report on a private roundtable discussion with experts that was hosted in September 2017, to analyse the current landscape of civilian protection in modern armed conflict, and to discuss the role that the UK government could play in addressing them. Download the report (PDF)Modern conflict has become increasingly complex, with multiple armed...

    A Bridge to Moscow? Bulgarian Policy in the Standoff Between Russia and the West
    May04

    A Bridge to Moscow? Bulgarian Policy in the Standoff Between Russia and the West

    Holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for the first half of 2018, Bulgaria hopes to further its role as a diplomatic conduit between Russia and the West. But is this small country, heavily reliant on both parties, capable of mending strained relations?Download the article (PDF)Bulgaria is marketing itself internationally as a...

    Newsbrief Vol. 38 No. 4
    May04

    Newsbrief Vol. 38 No. 4

    Concise briefings on contemporary issues and trends in international securityNo: 4Volume: 38Newsbrief …read more Source: Royal United Services Institute...

    After the Ball is Over, After the Break of Morn: What to Expect From the New Era of Xi Jinping
    Apr27

    After the Ball is Over, After the Break of Morn: What to Expect From the New Era of Xi Jinping

    Amendments to the Chinese constitution in the wake of the recent Party Congress and National People’s Congress reveal eight policy areas on which the Chinese Communist Party, under its leader Xi Jinping, is expected to be active. The West had best be ready. 20180427_newsbrief_vol.38_no.3_parton_web.pdfThe procession from the October Party...

    The US Navy’s MQ-25 Unmanned Tanker Will Shape the Future of Airpower
    Apr20

    The US Navy’s MQ-25 Unmanned Tanker Will Shape the Future of Airpower

    Three different designs from the contenders for the US Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned tanker contract have now been proposed. Despite the modest ambition behind the MQ-25 requirement set, the eventual selection will have a significant shaping effect on the future of airpower well beyond the context of the US Navy.Download the article (PDF)Defence...

    The Implications of Chinese Developments in Non-Kinetic Space Technology
    Apr13

    The Implications of Chinese Developments in Non-Kinetic Space Technology

    In pursuit of establishing itself as a global space power, China has been busy developing and operationalising non-kinetic space technology. But in space, where ‘anything can be a weapon’, risks of oblique militarisation raise concerns over Beijing’s activity in the final frontier.Download the article (PDF)Ever since the first...

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