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Latest RUSI analysis
- Congress and the President: Compromise or Confrontation?
Now the election is over and the composition of Congress is known, both Republicans and Democrats must come to a compromise to ensure the smooth running of US foreign policy and to avert the looming threat of sequestration.
- Asia Policy in Obama's Second Term
To what extent will one of the most important strategic decisions of Obama's first term - the 'pivot' to Asia - prove an enduring commitment into his second term? (Free access)
- Foreign Policy and the US Elections - A Diplomat's Perspective
Sir Nigel Sheinwald, the former UK Ambassador to the United States, offers his perspective on the forthcoming presidential elections, and prospects for US foreign policy in the next four years.
- Will America Look South? US Policy in Latin America
Latin America received a brief, but important, mention in the recent US presidential debates. However the regionÂ's importance to the US is pronounced and will only grow in the future. The US needs to take tangible steps to better relations with the region and its important players. By Michael Shifter
- Assessing American Power: Defence and Security Survey 2012
RUSI's third annual survey of its defence and security community assesses the role and place in the United States in the world. Published during the US presidential election campaign, the survey takes stock of the Obama presidency and the proespects for US foreign policy.
- How the Two Candidates Approach the Islamic World
Barack Obama was elected four years ago on the promise of a rapprochement with the Arab and Islamic world. His failure to effectively implement that vision, coupled with anti-American protests and the murder of a US Ambassador in Libya, have resulted in widespread disappointment. But will Mitt RomneyÂ's promise of being more hard-nosed help the situation?
- Riots in Libya and Egypt: Implications after the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens
Dr Jonathan Eyal, Director of International Security Studies at RUSI assesses the implications of the killing of the US Ambassador to Libya. What does this mean for President Barak Obama's foreign policy? And what of latent anti-Americanism in the Muslim world.
- Would Mitt Romney Be a Neo-Conservative President?
Mitt Romney has spent the 2012 campaign positioning himself as a hawk on every foreign policy issue. In reality a President Romney would be constrained by a variety of factors which would likely hamper implementing a hawkish neo-conservative foreign policy.
- How will Mitt Romney Challenge President Obama on Foreign Policy?
Having secured the Republican Presidential nomination and selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his Vice-Presidential running mate, Mitt Romney has been sharpening his foreign policy argument against President Barack Obama, setting out a hawkish national security agenda. Yet apart from a difference of style, there seems to be no major difference between the two contenders.
- The Problems of a Great Power: Britain and the War of 1812
As the US shifts its posture between distant theatres, Britain's problems during the War of 1812 provide some useful lessons