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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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US soldier speaks with village elder RUSI Newsbrief: A Pakistani and Pasthunwali Perspective on Af-Pak 31 May 2011
Af-Pak was hailed as a radical but effective change to US policy. But does it successfully take into account the cultural differences in the region? The Pakistan Nexus Terrorism The War on Terror Afghanistan Central and South Asia Pakistan
Bin Laden RUSI Newsbrief: Death of a Criminal 31 May 2011 by Dr Jonathan Eyal
America's most wanted man has been killed just months before the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Will his legacy live on? Al-Qa'ida Terrorism The War on Terror Pakistan Central and South Asia Afghanistan
Pakistan flag Analysis: Implications of the Karachi attack 23 May 2011 by Shashank Joshi
The co-ordinated attack on a Pakistani naval base, the latest assault on a military facility, raises deep questions about the security of the country's nuclear weapons and the endurance of Pakistan's relationship with China and the United States. Pakistan Central and South Asia China Pacific Terrorism The Pakistan Nexus Indo-Pakistan Conflict
Osama Bin Laden Analysis: The Death of Bin Laden: Analysing the Implications 6 May 2011 by Dr Tobias Feakin, Professor Michael Clarke, Margaret Gilmore, Valentina Soria, Barak Seener
RUSI's experts examine the implications of the death of Osama Bin Laden and the operation that led to his killing UK Europe Pakistan Central and South Asia Terrorism Al-Qa'ida The War on Terror The Pakistan Nexus
Analysis: The Killing of Osama: Easy Operation as a result of Hard Intelligence 6 May 2011 by Professor Michael Clarke
The audacious operation that killed Osama Bin Laden was completed relatively shortly. It reaped the benefits of a careful intelligence operation that lasted months, if not years. Intelligence Terrorism Al-Qa'ida The Pakistan Nexus United States Americas Pakistan Central and South Asia
Pakistani soldiers Swat Analysis: Osama bin Laden: Pakistan faces the music 4 May 2011 by Shashank Joshi
Even though diplomatic tension simmers between Pakistan and the United States over the death of Bin Laden, the tension may well be short-lived. Islamabad will continue its narrative of ignorance; Washington, in turn, will continue to fictionalise Pakistan's sovereignty as it reaps the fruits of Operation Geronimo. Al-Qa'ida Terrorism The Pakistan Nexus Pakistan Central and South Asia
UAV 2 Analysis: Unmanned Systems: Confusing Ethics 20 Apr 2011 by Elizabeth Quintana
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have prompted widespread criticism, despite having proven their value in a variety of contexts. In many cases, their use may be the most logical - and safest - option. Technology Aerospace Law and Ethics Afghanistan Central and South Asia Pakistan Iraq Middle East and North Africa
War Horse Thumb Analysis: The Power of Art 20 Apr 2011
Art can help convey otherwise inexpressible ideas and emotions. On paper, canvas, and the stage, we are repeatedly confronted with images of ourselves and the world we live in - and we cannot help but respond to them. Military Personnel History Afghanistan Central and South Asia Art and Culture
RUSI Defence Systems: Directed Energy: A Solution Looking for a Problem, or an Answer to the Improvised Explosive Devices Threat? 23 Mar 2011
David Hayes and Dr Stuart Dowling examine the potential of the electromagnetic pulse to provide the breakthrough in countering the insurgentsí main weapon Technology Afghanistan Central and South Asia Counter-insurgency
RUSI Defence Systems: RAPTOR: Reconnaissance Airborne Pod for Tornado 23 Mar 2011 by Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips reviews the impact that the RAPTOR sensor pod is making in Afghanistan, and how it should be factored into future UK Combat-ISTAR capability Technology Afghanistan Central and South Asia
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