7/7 Inquest: Be Careful of Demanding the Impossible
Commentary: 2 Nov 2010The current press coverage of the 7/7 Inquest has undermined real progress made by the emergency services since July 2005. We must guard against expecting the impossible of our emergency services and concentrate instead on how they can be maintained amid impending cuts.
National Crises and the Utility of Naval Power: The Haiti Case Study
Commentary: 16 Feb 2010With the recent publication of a Ministry of Defence (MoD) Green Paper and an upcoming Strategic Defence Review (SDR), the debate over future UK defence reform has been fierce. The international response to the Haitian disaster has proven to be a case study in how important high-end naval assets can be to a wide range of UK national interests.
Haiti's emergency response: an early assessment
Commentary: 28 Jan 2010The emergency response to the Haitian earthquake has been notable for the sheer scale of military foreign aid coming from a diverse range of countries. Now the challenge is to co-ordinate that effort with an almost non-existent Haitian government, and a UN force who has suffered losses.
Flood Resilience, Response and Recovery
News: 3 Aug 2011A new Lloyd's report in co-operation with RUSI examines how insurers and key stakeholders can work together to improve flood resilience, response and recovery.
RUSI and Serco publish White Paper
News: 12 Dec 2010RUSI is pleased to announce the publication of this White Paper, which presents 'the case for a capability and consequence-based approach to resilience and emergency planning.'
Interoperability in Flooding Response
Articles: 18 Dec 2009 by Paul HoneghanThe shared risk of events such as storm surges has prompted joint training exercises between British, Dutch and other international emergency services.