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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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Analysis: US Options on the Table for Iraq – Taliban Lessons for Afghanistan 14 Jun 2014 by Afzal Ashraf
The Taliban are taking note as militants seize large swathes of Iraq. As the United States considers its options, it must do so bearing in mind its decisions in Iraq – whatever they may be –may well affect the drawdown in Afghanistan. Central and South Asia Afghanistan Middle East and North Africa Iraq
Narendra Modi Analysis: Narendra Modi as Prime Minister: Engagement, Continuity and Reform 15 May 2014 by Avnish Patel
Considering his past reputation, the frontrunner to be Indian Prime Minister will have his work cut-out to prove he is not a pariah. In foreign policy,Narendra Modi needs to balance the muscular approach demanded by his supporters and his newfound mercantilist pragmatism. Central and South Asia India
Putin and Xi Jinping Analysis: Ukraine: Quiet Support for Russia Will Harm China's Long-Term Interests 11 Apr 2014 by Dr Jonathan Eyal
Though China is reticent over aspects of Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine, the general assumption in Beijing is that China could benefit from the Ukraine crisis. But a more careful look at the potential fallout from the showdown indicates that China’s strategic horizons are not as rosy as currently assumed. Central and South Asia Europe Ukraine Russia Pacific China
Patrol Line of Control RUSI Newsbrief: Delhi’s Road to Kabul Runs through Kashmir 25 Mar 2014
India suspects Pakistan of stoking tensions along the Line of Control as a diversion from the strategic question of influence over post-NATO Afghanistan Indo-Pakistan Conflict Central and South Asia India Pakistan
Dr Alexandros Petersen News: In Memoriam: Dr Alexandros Petersen 22 Jan 2014
It is with great sadness that RUSI notes the passing of Dr. Alexandros Petersen this past weekend in Kabul. Central and South Asia
Azerbaijan Oil Rig RUSI Newsbrief: Rising Tensions in the Caspian: The Changing Focus of Azerbaijani Defence 13 Nov 2013
Azerbaijan’s recent emphasis on naval development reflects a prioritisation of the perceived threat posed by Iran, rooted in rising regional tensions over the Caspian Sea Maritime Forces Central and South Asia Russia Europe Iran Middle East and North Africa
River, Rogun Dam RUSI Newsbrief: The Tajik-Uzbek Water Dispute: Rippling Beyond the Region 13 Nov 2013
The Rogun Dam has long been a source of tension between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, with potential ramifications across Central Asia, the Middle East and beyond Iran Middle East and North Africa The Gulf Region Central and South Asia
Indias Tejas Fighter Jet RUSI Newsbrief: Signs of Change in India’s Defence Industrial Base 13 Nov 2013
The current restructuring of India’s defence industrial base is aimed at improving the quality of indigenous platforms, increasing defence exports and reducing the cost of procurement to India’s armed forces Aerospace Land Forces Maritime Forces Technology India Central and South Asia
Manmohan Singh Xi Jingping [square] Analysis: Afghanistan after 2014: What Roles for China and India? 12 Nov 2013
Following the recent bilateral summit between the Manmohan Singh and Xi Jingping, we ask Indian and Chinese researchers to offer their different perspectives on future policy in Afghanistan. China Pacific Pakistan Central and South Asia Afghanistan India
India Deaths from terrorism Analysis: Has the Sino-Indian Dialogue on Afghanistan Been Put on the Backburner? 12 Nov 2013
Even though the latest meeting between India and China failed to discuss Afghanistan, both countries will be increasingly involved, and China will need to look beyond the prism of Pakistan to ensure stability in the region. China Pacific India Central and South Asia Afghanistan
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