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Section: Royal United Services Institute (UK)

    Daesh: What Happens Next?
    May24

    Daesh: What Happens Next?

    As the battle for Mosul rages on and Daesh is put under increasing pressure in other parts of Iraq and Syria, how will the threat from the group evolve? Will Daesh end up following the path of Al-Qa’ida, with regional affiliates becoming more prominent? Download the article (PDF)As Daesh loses ground in the Levant, Al-Qa’ida is...

    OPEN TO ALL: Pre-Election Foreign Affairs Debate
    May11

    OPEN TO ALL: Pre-Election Foreign Affairs Debate

    Foreign affairs will be a dominant theme of the general election as the country prepares for Brexit and the United Kingdom re-configuring its place in the world. We hope our invited panel will offer their party perspectives on this as well as address the big foreign policy questions facing the UK including the impending military defeat of ISIS, a...

    The Policy Value of Quantitative Atrocity Forecasting Models
    May09

    The Policy Value of Quantitative Atrocity Forecasting Models

    Quantitative models allow policymakers to effectively identify which areas are most at risk of mass atrocities.It is time to integrate quantitative atrocity forecasting more directly and systematically into the foreign policy processes of middle and major powers interested in preventing these terrible but all too common events. Sascha Nanlohy,...

    Pre-Election Foreign Affairs Debate
    May09

    Pre-Election Foreign Affairs Debate

    Foreign affairs will be a dominant theme of the general election as the country prepares for Brexit and the United Kingdom re-configuring its place in the world. We hope our invited panel will offer their party perspectives on this as well as address the big foreign policy questions facing the UK including the impending military defeat of ISIS, a...

    Britain’s General Elections and Brexit: First Salvoes or Just Firing Blanks?
    May05

    Britain’s General Elections and Brexit: First Salvoes or Just Firing Blanks?

    Leaks of the discussion at a dinner between Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker have provided London with an early warning of the challenges which lie ahead after the 8 June election.Smoke and mirrors. That’s what the Brexit debate currently about. Who said what to whom over dinner? How much will they...

    A Smaller, Nimbler Chinese Military:  Xi Jinping Takes Control
    May05

    A Smaller, Nimbler Chinese Military: Xi Jinping Takes Control

    President Xi Jinping is attempting to modernise China’s military through wide-ranging reforms. But the reforms are also intended to once again bring the military under the absolute rule of the Communist Party. Download the article (PDF)A sweeping reform of the Chinese military is turning the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into a much...

    Lessons Learned so far from the ‘Global Laundromat’ Scheme
    May03

    Lessons Learned so far from the ‘Global Laundromat’ Scheme

    The UK Economic Secretary to the Treasury and banks have been criticised by MPs over Britain’s alleged role in a transnational money laundering scheme. However, closer examination shows that combating money laundering may not be as simple as MPs and other critics think. Download the article (PDF)Economic Secretary to the Treasury Simon...

    Iran in Yemen: Ending the Houthi War
    May02

    Iran in Yemen: Ending the Houthi War

    With the US recently increasing its air operations in Yemen, the West still has a role to play in the Houthi conflict. But what conditions need to be in place for the coalition to triumph conclusively?Download the article (PDF)With the US recently stepping up air operations in Yemen, along with its arms sales to Arab states, the West clearly...

    Is Russia Trying to Fuel Anti-American and Anti-European Tensions in Macedonia?
    May02

    Is Russia Trying to Fuel Anti-American and Anti-European Tensions in Macedonia?

    The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has descended into political violence, with the US and the EU trying to calm the situation while Russia accuses them of ‘gross interference’. After protesters stormed the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s (FYROM) parliament last Thursday to attack opposition lawmakers, the US and...

    Cheap at Half the Price: Why UN Peacekeeping is Good Value for Money
    Apr28

    Cheap at Half the Price: Why UN Peacekeeping is Good Value for Money

    US President Donald Trump is threatening to cut his country’s contribution to the UN peacekeeping budget. But this could end up being the more expensive option in the long run. Download the article (PDF)In 2016, the US provided over 28% of the UN peacekeeping budget – more than double the amount provided by any other country. Yet in his...

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