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Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture
In his annual lecture to the Royal United Services Institute in London, the Chief of the Defence Staff said the Taliban ...

General Petraeus and Ambassador Sedwill: The International Mission in Afghanistan
General David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Mark Sedwell delivered speeches at RUSI today concerning the ongoing International Mission in Afghanistan and ...

General Petraeus and Ambassador Sedwill: The International Mission in Afghanistan
General David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Mark Sedwell delivered speeches at RUSI today concerning the ongoing International Mission in Afghanistan and ...

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 ...

Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation
Presenting the findings and policy implications of a new RUSI briefing paper on Taliban reconciliation. ...

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Korean Soldier Analysis: Growing Tension in East Asia 6 Aug 2010 by John Hemmings
The US and South Korean show-of-arms against North Korea have generated accusations from China of escalating tension in the region. Is this is a legitimate security response, or a sign of China's new-found assertiveness? Maritime Forces Pacific Central and South Asia
Pakistan flag Analysis: With allies like this: what the Wikileaks war logs say about Pakistan 28 Jul 2010 by Shashank Joshi
While Wikileaks’ widely-publicised military leak has turned the media spotlight onto Pakistan, the country’s involvement in Afghanistan will come as little surprise to coalition troops. The unfavourable timing of the leak, however, together with its substantial effect on public support for the war, means that Washington must act now to bring Pakistan back onto side. NATO International Institutions Afghanistan Central and South Asia Pakistan United States Americas
Afghan mountain pass Analysis: Leaked Afghanistan War: Old bad news revealed at a new bad time 27 Jul 2010
The leaking of 90,000 combat reports from Afghanistan reveals a familiar but depressing picture of operations in Afghanistan. Yet their revelation comes at a critical juncture for policymakers. Afghanistan Central and South Asia Iran Middle East and North Africa Pakistan
Afghanistan analysis Analysis: The leaking of the Afghan War documents 26 Jul 2010 by Professor Michael Clarke
How significant is the release of the Afghan war documents on WikiLeaks? RUSI Director Michael Clarke gives his assessment Afghanistan Central and South Asia Intelligence Iran Middle East and North Africa Pakistan Information Technology
Pakistanis in FATA RUSI Newsbrief: Anti-Americanism in Pakistan 19 Jul 2010
Blowback from the War on Terror continues to diminish US support in Pakistan Tackling Extremism Terrorism The Pakistan Nexus Pakistan Central and South Asia United States Americas
UK Forces Afghanistan News: The British withdrawal from Sangin 7 Jul 2010
The handover of operations in Sangin to US forces is not in any sense a withdrawal or a defeat for British troops - but it is a political hot potato that raises the 'Basra spectre' over British operations in Afghanistan. says Michael Clarke Afghanistan Central and South Asia UK Europe
Helmand Afghanistan Royal Marines Analysis: The Afghan endgame: retrospect and prospect 2 Jul 2010 by Shashank Joshi
The sacking of General Stanley McChrystal has highlighted the widening fault-lines of the Afghanistan war. Rising casualties, weakening public resolve, faltering counterinsurgency and political stagnation have all compounded a series of errors made in the years after the initial invasion of Afghanistan. The war is being lost, and the contours of the endgame are emerging. Afghanistan Central and South Asia
McChrystal and Petraeus Analysis: A Bad Week for Afghan Strategists 24 Jun 2010 by Professor Michael Clarke
While the sombre landmark of the three hundredth British death was passed this week, and the Commander has been summarily replaced, politicians and military leaders reveal divisions at the top that make everyone wonder whether the campaign is winnable. Military Personnel Land Forces Afghanistan Central and South Asia UK Europe United States Americas
Stanley McChrystal US Army Photo News: The 'McChrystal effect' helping to turn the tide in Helmand 23 Jun 2010
British operations in Helmand Province are showing signs of significant progress, thanks partly to the success of the counter insurgency strategy and the leadership of General Stanley McChrystal, argues a new report from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). UK Europe Afghanistan Central and South Asia United States Americas Land Forces
US soldier Kandahar RUSI Journal: Between Trident and Tristars? On Future War and its Requirements 23 Jun 2010
The British military presses ahead with expensive projects that may be of relatively little value in future wars. The UK needs to carefully consider what is needed in-theatre today, and on the battlefield tomorrow Afghanistan Central and South Asia Defence Policy UK Europe Trident Trident UK Defence
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