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      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...

      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...

      Brexit and the UK’s Sanctions Policy:  From Leader to Follower
      Apr27

      Brexit and the UK’s Sanctions Policy: From Leader to Follower

      As a member of the EU, the UK has been a strong leader in the design and implementation of sanctions. Brexit will create complexity for policymakers and the private sector and result in a loss of UK influence and effectiveness. Download the article (PDF)In her recent speech announcing an early general election, scheduled for 8 June, Prime...

      Policing the Digital Metropolis: Technology and the Metropolitan Police Service
      Apr26

      Policing the Digital Metropolis: Technology and the Metropolitan Police Service

      Only when the Met chooses to embrace new technologies will it realise its goal of becoming, in its own words, ‘the first truly digital police force’. Download the article (PDF)As the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, takes over control of the largest police force in the country, the Met’s vision for the future...

      Donald Trump’s ‘East Asianisation’ of Europe
      Apr26

      Donald Trump’s ‘East Asianisation’ of Europe

      What is President Donald Trump’s real approach to both NATO, and the US security guarantee to Europe?The election of Donald Trump as US president has created unprecedented uncertainty about America’s security guarantee towards its allies in Europe.If there was a rational core of his critique of NATO, it seemed to be that it should...

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