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Turkish Foreign Policy; challenges and opportunities
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NATO Operations - Internal and External Challenges - General John Craddock
General John Craddock, formerly Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) spoke on the current and future tasks ahead of the organisation's Sixtieth ...

Military History Lecture - The Origins of the American Civil War: What Can We Learn from the Way a Society Remembers a War?
Long fascinated with the origins of the American Civil War, Professor Brian Holden Reid will address the various ways ‘blame’ has ...

The Future Defence Review: Red Teaming a Green Paper - Part of the RUSI Future Defence Review Event Series
Building on the success of the previous three RUSI conferences analysing the issues affecting the development of the United Kingdom’s Future ...

Members' Lecture -The Challenges Facing Defence
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Courage and Commitment: Doing the Job in Afghanistan, Supporting Personnel at Home
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Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture
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Towards Zero: Britain’s role in furthering nuclear non-proliferation and multilateral approaches to disarmament
A high-profile conference on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. ...

The Strategic Defence and Security Review: A Conservative View of Defence and Future Challenges
A lecture by Dr Liam Fox MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence and Conservative Member of Parliament for Woodspring. In ...

Modern Society, Military Traditions: Effective Armed Forces in Today’s Britain
A lecture by Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, UK. Defence is acting to reflect the values ...

The Foreign Policy Framework of a New Conservative Government
An address by The Rt Hon William Hague MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet. As the ...

The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent: Past, Present and Future
A lecture by Professor Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London. Ever ...

The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent: Past, Present and Future
A lecture by Professor Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London. Ever ...

Afghanistan: Lessons for the Future
A lecture by the Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. Jim Murphy talked about the priorities for ...

The Reform of the Bundeswehr
A briefing on the reform of the German military by Christian Schmidt, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Minister of Defence ...

Russia-UK Bilateral Relations
A lecture by His Excellency Mr Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Court of St James’s. Ambassador Yakovenko ...

Russia-UK Bilateral Relations
A lecture by His Excellency Mr Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Court of St James’s. Ambassador Yakovenko ...

The Role of Information Systems
The fourth and final workshop in the Alternative Energy and Sustainability Series will discuss balance between the benefit that information systems ...

Director of Security Service on MI5 and the Evolving Threat
Address by the Director General of the Security Service, Andrew Parker, to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Whitehall, 8 October ...

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201307 NB Quentin thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: Bridging the Capability Gap: Key Issues in Land Warfare 24 Jun 2013 by Peter Quentin
With the British Army currently facing its most significant challenges in a generation, the first part of this edition of RUSI Newsbrief is dedicated to the key issues in contemporary land warfare. Military Personnel Reserve Forces Armed Forces UK Defence UK Europe Land Forces
House of Commons News: RUSI's Trevor Taylor Gives Parliamentary Evidence on Defence Implications of Possible Scottish Independence 18 Jun 2013
Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, spoke to the House of Commons Defence Committee, outlining the impact Scottish independence would have on the UK defence industry. Scottish Defence and Security Policy UK Defence UK Europe
Fire Service Thumbnail Analysis: A Snapshot of Fire and Rescue Services Reform in Europe 7 Jun 2013 by Luke Gribbon
European governments are findings ways to 'do more with less' and Fire Services are increasingly the focus of their efficiency drives. A review of English Services follows from reforms initiated on the continent and North of the Border. Resilience Europe UK
Erdogan thumbnail Analysis: Explaining Erdogan: The Prime Minister Engages his Base 5 Jun 2013 by Aaron Stein
The unrest in Turkey demonstrates how Erdogan's rhetoric has polarised Turkish society, despite his political and economic achievements. The events could signal political trouble for the powerful Prime Minister. Turkey Europe
Woolwich Help for Heroes Tributes Analysis: Why Woolwich Matters: The South London Angle 31 May 2013 by Jonathan Githens-Mazer
The vivid and disgusting images witnessed in Woolwich come not necessarily from the pages of Al-Qa'ida's Inspire magazine, but out of rap videos shot in South-East London. Here is an environment that combines the urban disaffection with perceived certainties from Islam. Terrorism Tackling Extremism UK Europe
police officer Analysis: Police and Crime Commissioners - Is There a Need for Stronger Scrutiny? 28 May 2013
The Home Affairs Select Committee has issued a highly critical first report on Police and Crime Commissioners. Already criticised for politicising policing, the report highlights the need for greater scrutiny of commissioners to enhance their authority in the eyes of the public. UK Europe
Woolwich attacker Analysis: The Woolwich Murder: Initial Assessments of Another Lone Actor Attack 23 May 2013 by Raffaello Pantucci
From film and eye-witness footage, it is quite clear that the perpetrators of the Woolwich attack were motivated for terrorist ends. The trend is now quite apparent, as is their intended objective of sowing societal discord. Terrorism Tackling Extremism Europe UK
Analysis: We Hate the EDL More Than We Love Life? 9 May 2013 by Raffaello Pantucci
Last week, Islamist extremists were found guilty of plotting a terrorist attack on a rally of the English Defence League. The case shows how extremists from both sides are turning to violent means. It also shows how Jihadists in the United Kingdom are focusing on domestic targets. Terrorism Tackling Extremism UK Europe
201305 NB Eyal thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: Margaret Thatcher 1925-2013: An Irreverent Look at her Foreign-Policy Record 3 May 2013 by Dr Jonathan Eyal
Margaret Thatcher’s death, more than twenty years after leaving office, provides an opportunity to reassess her foreign-policy record UK Europe Global Strategy and Commitments UK Defence European Union International Institutions
201305 NB Rader thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: Structuring the State: Federal Choices in Somalia 3 May 2013 by Anna Rader
As the London Conference on Somalia reconvenes, the focus remains on concerns surrounding the durability of the federal governmental structure Africa Horn of Africa UK Europe Turkey International Institutions International Responses Terrorism
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