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    Newsbrief Vol. 37, No. 5
    Dec16

    Newsbrief Vol. 37, No. 5

    Concise briefings on contemporary issues and trends in international securityNo: 5Volume: 37Newsbrief …read more Source: Royal United Services Institute...

    During our Winter of Discontent, the UN  is More Important than Ever
    Dec15

    During our Winter of Discontent, the UN is More Important than Ever

    By giving a clearer voice to the Global South, the UN can be revitalised and strengthened from within, and avoid the fate of its predecessor, the League of Nations, in being relegated to obscurity.Download the article (PDF)The UN has made headlines in 2017 for all the wrong reasons. Just this month, fifteen of its Tanzanian peacekeepers were...

    No-Fly Zone Effectiveness: From Military–Strategic Tool to Political Shorthand
    Dec15

    No-Fly Zone Effectiveness: From Military–Strategic Tool to Political Shorthand

    No-fly zones have become a popular foreign policy tool over the past two decades, but they are rarely effective. In fact, no-fly zones are generally used for solving political rather than military–strategic problems.Download the article (PDF)No-fly zones have become the one-size-fits-all solution to a wide range of foreign policy problems and...

    Donald Trump is Worsening the Imbalance between Defence and Diplomacy
    Dec15

    Donald Trump is Worsening the Imbalance between Defence and Diplomacy

    The US has long overvalued the military and undervalued the State Department, but President Donald Trump’s winnowing of the diplomatic corps is extreme, and it comes at a time when diplomats are needed more than ever. Download the article (PDF)US President Donald Trump has made no secret of his infatuation with the military and his...

    Towards an Assessment of North Korea’s Strategic Deterrent

    North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test shows that it is determined to create an effective nuclear deterrent. But what is the likelihood of a single North Korean warhead successfully hitting a target in the US? Download the article (PDF)North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has put it back to the top of the international...

    Book Review: Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia
    Dec14

    Book Review: Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

    Sarah Lain reviews Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia, by Samuel Charap and Timothy J Colton. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

    Georgia and Russia: How to Oppose Moscow’s Aggression
    Dec09

    Georgia and Russia: How to Oppose Moscow’s Aggression

    With limited resources, Georgia has few options when it comes to defending itself against Russian aggression. The answer for Tbilisi has been a strategy of ‘Total Defence’.Download the article (PDF)Western policymakers, governments and experts have been taking substantial steps to counter the danger posed by Russia’s new...

    Reforming Ukraine’s Armed Forces while Facing Russia’s Aggression: the Triple Five Strategy
    Dec09

    Reforming Ukraine’s Armed Forces while Facing Russia’s Aggression: the Triple Five Strategy

    Four years after Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution and Russia’s subsequent invasion, Minister of Defence General Stepan Poltorak outlines Kiev’s ambitious defence reforms, which aim to provide the armed forces with the capabilities needed to protect the country and to gain full interoperability with NATO.Download the article...

    The British and Pakistani Armies: Sharing Both a Personal and Institutional Future
    Nov30

    The British and Pakistani Armies: Sharing Both a Personal and Institutional Future

    The long relationship between the British and Pakistani armies is transforming, from one based mostly on pomp, ceremony and personal friendships, to one based on shared strategic interests.Download the article (PDF)The Pakistan Army can sometimes be more British than the British Army, at least when it comes to pomp and ceremony. Its cavalry...

    In an Era of Brexit and Chinese Power, is it Time for a New UK–India ‘Special Relationship’?
    Nov24

    In an Era of Brexit and Chinese Power, is it Time for a New UK–India ‘Special Relationship’?

    As the UK looks to define a new global role for itself after Brexit, it should embrace India as a partner in upholding the rules-based, liberal international order.Download the article (PDF)At the launch of the Access India Programme in late September, the assistant vice president of Invest India, Vivek Abraham, announced that India hopes to...

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