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    As Budget Polemic Drives Headlines, Do Not Lose Track of NATO’s Approach to AI
    Aug17

    As Budget Polemic Drives Headlines, Do Not Lose Track of NATO’s Approach to AI

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a decisive force in the international security environment, with the potential to transform everything from information operations to intelligence analysis to mission planning. Whether NATO takes a unified approach to AI or not is a crucial question for the Alliance to consider.Download the article...

    EU ‘Strategic Autonomy’ and the Ambition of PESCO
    Aug17

    EU ‘Strategic Autonomy’ and the Ambition of PESCO

    The EU is trying to transition from its perceived status as a ‘soft power’ actor in defence, focussing on civilian crisis management and regulation of the European defence market, to a mix of soft and hard power to enable its ‘strategic autonomy’. However, the inability of the EU to clearly define its criteria for strategic autonomy...

    A Final Nail in the Coffin of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
    Aug17

    A Final Nail in the Coffin of the Iran Nuclear Deal?

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) avoided a decision to return Iran to its blacklist of countries not doing enough to combat money laundering. Iran’s continued litany of financial crime failings further undermines the future of the country’s nuclear deal with Western governments.For some, the day Donald Trump was elected US...

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Security Policy Challenges Facing Norway and Europe today
    Aug17

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Security Policy Challenges Facing Norway and Europe today

    Location: RUSI WhitehallIn her address, Prime Minister Solberg reflected on some of the key security policy challenges facing Norway and Europe today, including relations with Russia and the role of NATO. She touched upon the future UK-Norway relationship, and the need for continued close cooperation. The Speech Your Excellencies, My Lords,...

    The Night Wolves Settle in Slovakia, and the Kremlin With Them?
    Aug17

    The Night Wolves Settle in Slovakia, and the Kremlin With Them?

    As the infamous Russian motorcycle club ‘The Night Wolves’ establish a permanent presence in Central Europe, the Kremlin is well-placed to exert its influence in this problematic part of the EUDownload the article (PDF)Russian tanks are back in Slovakia, or so it may seem. On 26 July, a drone operated by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty...

    Putin Already Won in Hosting Russia 2018: The FIFA World Cup and Sport Diplomacy
    Aug17

    Putin Already Won in Hosting Russia 2018: The FIFA World Cup and Sport Diplomacy

    The recently concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia provided Russian President Vladimir Putin with a platform to engage in a fruitful bout of ‘sport diplomacy’. Through hosting the World Cup, Putin helped to enhanced Russia’s place on the international stage, positioning himself as orchestrator of a geopolitical contest for the duration...

    Newsbrief Vol. 38 No. 7
    Aug17

    Newsbrief Vol. 38 No. 7

    No: 7Volume: 38Newsbrief …read more Source: Royal United Services Institute...

    A Tale of Two Terrors: The British Extreme Right Organises While Islamists Scatter
    Aug17

    A Tale of Two Terrors: The British Extreme Right Organises While Islamists Scatter

    Once again, the dividing lines that distinguish between variations of violent extremism in the UK have morphed, but addressing the similarities and differences between the extreme right and violent Islamists should help to ensure that the UK’s counter-terror strategy as synchronised as possible with the current threat picture.Download the...

    Brexit and British–Irish Relations
    Aug17

    Brexit and British–Irish Relations

    The Brexit negotiations have strained the UK’s relationship with Ireland.This article examines the impact of Brexit on British–Irish relations to date. Etain Tannam shows how the intergovernmental relationship has flourished, but highlights the challenges posed by Brexit. She argues that strong British–Irish intergovernmental relations are...

    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...

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