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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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RUSI Defence Systems: The Other Side of the COIN 29 Jan 2013
Former UK Police Officer, Stuart Harrison, contests that the application of conventional military force to address a counter-insurgency is not the right way to achieve a lasting success Counter-insurgency Afghanistan Central and South Asia
YouTube Prophet Muslim Protest London Analysis: Clash of Civilisation in Full Flow? Charting Anglo-American Attitudes to the 2012 YouTube Crisis 18 Jan 2013 by Saqeb Mueen, Dr Joel Faulkner Rogers
Polling research by YouGov-Cambridge in conjunction with RUSI suggests significant belief in a wider cultural clash of civilisations, and mixed views on exercising free speech to offend religion. International Institutions United Nations Middle East and North Africa Central and South Asia
Briefing: Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation Videos: Briefing: Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation 11 Sep 2012
Professors Theo Farrell and Michael Semple outline the key findings of a recent RUSI Briefing paper on the Taliban. Together with Professor Anatol Leiven and Dr Rudra Chaudhuri, the authors of this Briefing Paper met with key members of the Afghan Taliban to discuss what it would take for the Taliban to accept peace and move towards reconciliation. Afghanistan Central and South Asia
Afghan elders News: Taliban 'open' to a ceasefire and 'willing to accept US military presence' in Afghanistan up to 2024 10 Sep 2012
The Taliban led by Mullah Mohammad Omar are open to a general ceasefire and/or political agreement which could lead to a US military presence in Afghanistan after 2014, but will not negotiate with President Karzai or his administration, which is seen as corrupt and weak, according to a new Briefing Paper published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). Afghanistan Central and South Asia
NB 201209 Cole RUSI Newsbrief: Weapons of Minor Destruction: Minimising the Threat 4 Sep 2012 by Jennifer Cole
What can be done to address the growing threat posed by easily available ‘dual-use’ materials in developing regions of the world? Global Security Issues Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy India Central and South Asia
British solider Basra RUSI Journal: The British Approach to COIN and Stabilisation: A Retrospective on Developments since 2001 6 Aug 2012
A key figure in the last decade of British counter-insurgency thought discusses the difficult and fraught process of doctrine generation Defence Policy Counter-insurgency The decade after 9/11 Terrorism Afghanistan Central and South Asia
Afghan disarmament RUSI Journal: ‘Decomposing’ an Insurgency: Reintegration in Afghanistan 6 Aug 2012
Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of Taliban combatants in Afghanistan could be a key tool in combating the insurgency Afghanistan Central and South Asia UK Europe Counter-insurgency
Afghan soldiers training RUSI Journal: The Importance of Cohesion in the Afghan National Army to Post-Transition Afghanistan 6 Aug 2012
An Afghan military that is cohesive will be vital when Western withdrawal steps up. But an effective military comes with its own risks Afghanistan Central and South Asia Military Personnel Counter-insurgency
201207 NB Quentin RUSI Newsbrief: No Black-and-White When It Comes to Green-on-Blue Attacks 27 Jul 2012 by Peter Quentin
What lies behind the recent attacks on British troops by members of the Afghan National Security Forces? Counter-insurgency Afghanistan Central and South Asia Land Forces
COPYRIGHTRUSIMonitorCBRNReailty6-9Dec08-4jpg News: RUSI-ORF Report: India exposed to CBR Terrorism 14 Jun 2012
A research study by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has found that there is a clear danger to India from CBR (Chemical, Biological and Radiological Materials) terrorism due to the known intentions of terrorist groups active within India's borders. Global Security Issues Terrorism India Central and South Asia
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