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Towards Zero: Britain’s role in furthering nuclear non-proliferation and multilateral approaches to disarmament
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The Strategic Defence and Security Review: A Conservative View of Defence and Future Challenges
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The Foreign Policy Framework of a New Conservative Government
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The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent: Past, Present and Future
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The Role of Information Systems
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Director of Security Service on MI5 and the Evolving Threat
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Flood Analysis: National Risk Register: Striking a Balance Between Preparedness and Preparing a Response 26 Jul 2013 by Jennifer Cole
Now at its third iteration, the UK's National Risk Register has been praised internationally for giving an official stock take of threats and hazards facing the country. However, a more proactive Register would help to enlarge the focus from emergency preparedness and response towards more prevention and vulnerability reduction. Resilience Emergency Response Terrorism UK Europe
HMS Vanguard Nuclear Submarine Analysis: The Risks and Rewards of Alternative Approaches to Trident 23 Jul 2013 by Hugh Chalmers
The security risks posed by an alternative 'non-continuous' nuclear posture, as outlined in last week's Trident Alternatives Review, are inherently subjective. Financial (rather than strategic) arguments may come to dominate the alternatives debate - something the Liberal Democrats should bear in mind. Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy Global Security Issues UK Europe
Opium poppy growers Analysis: Afghanistan's Opium Trade: Why Britain Should Not Kick the Drug Habit after 2014 12 Jul 2013 by Charlie Edwards
As British troops depart Afghanistan, increasing production of opium and heroin in the country remains a cause for concern. There is a clear need for the British government to continue funding counter-narcotics programmes, and work with regional partners, including Iran. UK Europe Afghanistan Central and South Asia
Abu Qatada cropped Analysis: Abu Qatada Leaves the United Kingdom 9 Jul 2013 by Raffaello Pantucci
Abu Qatada symbolised an era of British jihadism that relied on radical preachers to motivate a generation of terrorists. His departure, alongside a general degradation of al Qaeda's capacity to launch large-scale orchestrated plots from Waziristan marks an end of an era that had its peak during the 7 July 2005 attacks on London. Terrorism Tackling Extremism Al-Qa'ida July 7 Bombings UK Europe
Norway Women soldiers Analysis: Conscripting Change: Norway’s Case for Neutrality 5 Jul 2013 by Joanne Mackowski
Norway has become the first NATO nation to introduce gender neutral conscription. This maximises operational capability and will go a long way to setting a framework for other militaries contemplating change, in female if not in conscription terms. Defence Policy Military Personnel Europe
MoD Plaque 2 Analysis: Respite from the Storm? Defence and the 2013 Spending Review outcome 28 Jun 2013 by Professor Malcolm Chalmers
The Spending Review, announced on Wednesday, has surprised the many commentators who thought defence capabilities would face further significant cuts. The Ministry of Defence has achieved a settlement that is substantially better than might have been expected. Defence Policy UK Europe
Jnl 1583 Waring thumb RUSI Journal: The Domestic Deployment of the British Army: The Case for a Third Force 27 Jun 2013
The British Army is not equipped to support the police in domestic operations: the case should be made for a third force that is specifically trained and equipped to face situations of extreme public disorder UK Defence UK Europe
Jnl 1583 Flake thumb RUSI Journal: Navigating an Ice-Free Arctic 27 Jun 2013
Climate change is already affecting navigation routes, as states jockey for position to either claim jurisdiction or ensure navigational freedom in the ice-free Arctic waters Europe North America Americas Global Security Issues Climate Security
201307 NB Dodds thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: After Kiruna: The Arctic Council and Arctic Futures 24 Jun 2013
The decision at the Arctic Council ministerial meeting to invite six new countries – including China – to become permanent observers is a sign that increasing global interest in the Arctic region is being accommodated. United States Americas North America China Pacific Russia Europe Climate Security Global Security Issues
201307 NB Willis thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: Sweden’s Defence-Policy Malaise and Why it Matters to Britain 24 Jun 2013 by Matthew Willis
The current round of reforms has prompted concerns that Sweden’s defence is in meltdown. This has implications for Britain’s future strategic posture as well as Europe’s retention of a credible defence capability. UK Europe NATO International Institutions
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