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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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UK Afghan flags RUSI Newsbrief: Bloody Brothers: Insider Attacks in Afghanistan 3 Sep 2013
The number of insider attacks against British soldiers in Afghanistan has declined this year so far. Yet discussion of how best to prevent them should continue if important lessons are to be retained Armed Forces UK Defence Counter-insurgency Afghanistan Central and South Asia UK Europe NATO International Institutions Land Forces
Rasmussen NATO RUSI Newsbrief: The Future of NATO’s Asia Partnerships: 2014 and Beyond 3 Sep 2013 by Dr Lisa Aronsson
If NATO is to deepen its strategic relations in Asia after ISAF draws down, it must resolve internal divisions over its purpose NATO International Institutions Afghanistan Central and South Asia Europe United States Americas China Pacific
India - Foreign Policy - Flag Analysis: The Future of Indian Sea power: Navalists versus Continentalists 15 Aug 2013 by Shashank Joshi
This week, India unveiled major introductions to its navy. They are aimed at applying pressure to China, its chief strategic adversary, but will this be done at the expense of its border defences in the Himalayas? India Central and South Asia
Weichong - thumbnail RUSI Journal: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Drawing Lessons from the Wars of Others in Post-Mao China and Post-Colonial Singapore 14 Aug 2013
While Singapore’s martial thinking remains decidedly Western, China is developing an increasingly unique interpretation of the role of its military Military Personnel Central and South Asia China Pacific Defence Policy
Al-Shabaab Somalia Analysis: Al-Qa'ida's August Surprise? 5 Aug 2013 by Raffaello Pantucci
US officials are speaking of a level of terrorist chatter as high as that prior to 11 September 2001. With Embassy closures across the Muslim world, large-scale prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan, the threat tempo is rising. Is Al-Qa'ida planning an August surprise? Terrorism Al-Qa'ida Middle East and North Africa Pakistan Central and South Asia
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
Jnl 1583 Ucko thumb RUSI Journal: The Five Fallacies of Clear-Hold-Build 27 Jun 2013
The current approach to counter-insurgency relies on a clear-hold-build axiom that has proved repeatedly unsuccessful: a different understanding of the questions underpinning the doctrine can help rectify some of its fallacies Counter-insurgency Afghanistan Central and South Asia
201307 NB Pantucci thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: Beyond the Ladakh Border Dispute 24 Jun 2013 by Raffaello Pantucci
The relationship between China and India will be critical to future regional dynamics but ongoing uncertainty over the Ladakh border threatens to undermine the two countries’ efforts at co-operation. India Central and South Asia China Pacific Pakistan Afghanistan
Taliban Negotiations Begin Videos: Taliban Negotiations Begin 20 Jun 2013 by Professor Michael Clarke
Professor Michael Clarke, Director General RUSI, assesses the significance of the United States entering into negotiations with the Taliban. Afghanistan Central and South Asia Counter-insurgency
201305 NB Johnson thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: Mr Emmerson Takes on Washington 3 May 2013 by Adrian Johnson
With a UN panel now investigating US drone strikes, the mounting backlash against targeted killing highlights the political costs of drone warfare (Free access) United States Americas United Nations International Institutions Aerospace Pakistan Central and South Asia The War on Terror Terrorism
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