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    Newsbrief Vol. 37, No. 4
    Sep16

    Newsbrief Vol. 37, No. 4

    Concise briefings on contemporary issues and trends in international securityNo: 4Volume: 37Newsbrief …read more Source: Royal United Services Institute...

    Explaining the British Army’s Strike Concept
    Sep16

    Explaining the British Army’s Strike Concept

    The British Army’s new Strike concept has attracted much negative comment. But it is considerably more robust and well-founded than its critics claim, and it has the potential to offer infantry brigades the ability to march and manoeuvre under armour at far greater distances than is currently possible.Download the article (PDF)The British...

    A ‘Pacifist’ Japan Starts to Pack a Punch
    Aug26

    A ‘Pacifist’ Japan Starts to Pack a Punch

    To meet the threats from China and North Korea, Japan is cooperating with its allies in the region, particularly by selling, lending or gifting them naval and maritime assets. But Tokyo is also building up its own fleet, despite its pacifist constitution, and this has put Japan’s shipbuilders into the spotlight.Download the article (PDF)As...

    Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?
    Aug18

    Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?

    A political dispute in Japan over an alleged cover-up in a UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan highlights a bigger regional problem with international operations that are no longer about maintaining, but more about imposing, peace. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada’s resignation late last month, just a few days shy of her first...

    Why the UK Needs to be Thinking Now about a Possible Korean War
    Aug17

    Why the UK Needs to be Thinking Now about a Possible Korean War

    North Korea has not been at the top of the agenda of Whitehall’s key policymakers, focused as so many of them are on the immediate challenges of Brexit. This now needs to change. Download the article (PDF)A new Korean War is now a real possibility. There is still some hope that the recent inflammatory rhetoric from President Donald Trump...

    Grenfell Tower and the Case for Humanitarian Coordination
    Aug11

    Grenfell Tower and the Case for Humanitarian Coordination

    In the wake of the inadequate response to the Grenfell Tower fire, the UK should learn from the experiences of successful responses to crises in other parts of the world and apply those lessons to its own response procedures to domestic crises. Download the article (PDF)When the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, was...

    Can Bulgaria Make Macedonia’s EU and NATO Dreams Come True?

    Old disputes between Sofia and Skopje have been put aside, as Bulgaria prepares to take over the Presidency of the EU in January 2018. However, old rivalries between the two countries, and Macedonia’s name war with Greece, might scupper Skopje’s wish to join the EU and NATO.In January 2018, Bulgaria will assume the EU’s rotating...

    Book Review: How NATO Adapts: Strategy and Organization in the Atlantic Alliance since 1950
    Aug09

    Book Review: How NATO Adapts: Strategy and Organization in the Atlantic Alliance since 1950

    Hilary Hurd reviews How NATO Adapts: Strategy and Organization in the Atlantic Alliance since 1950, by Seth A Johnston. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

    North Korea: Policy Options after an ICBM Test
    Jul25

    North Korea: Policy Options after an ICBM Test

    On 4 July, North Korea successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. While the options for responding to this test remain the same (sanctions and economic pressures, formal negotiations, military action and deterrence), the mix and calibration of these tools need to change. Download the article (PDF)Over the past eighteen...

    The Iran Nuclear Deal Two Years On: Will the Agreement Survive?
    Jul13

    The Iran Nuclear Deal Two Years On: Will the Agreement Survive?

    Despite all parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action complying with its obligations, Iran’s reintegration into the global economy is fraught with problems. A further factor is a differing attitude to the agreement’s implementation between the US and the EU.Download the article (PDF)Two years have passed since the five...

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