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Kagame RUSI Newsbrief: Twenty Years On: Rwanda at a Crossroads 25 Mar 2014
Beneath the impressive progress made by Rwanda over the last twenty years lie increasingly pressing questions over governance and the country’s role in the turbulent Great Lakes region Africa
AMISOM RUSI Newsbrief: The African Solution: AMISOM and Somalia 15 Jan 2014
Whilst the gains made by AMISOM in Somalia have been significant, without sustained international commitment the progress could be reversed International Responses The War on Terror International Institutions African Union Africa Horn of Africa
Sierra Leone Soldiers RUSI Journal: Security-Sector Reform in Sierra Leone: The UK Assistance Mission in Transition 17 Dec 2013 by Ashlee Godwin, Cathy Haenlein
Security-sector reform in Sierra Leone has come a long way, but the key test now is long-term sustainability Africa
South Sudanese soldiers RUSI Journal: Armed-Group Amnesty and Military Integration in South Sudan 16 Dec 2013
South Sudan’s government has implemented an amnesty and integration approach to the threat posed by armed groups – with mixed results (free access) Land Forces Military Personnel Africa Sudan
Military band RUSI Journal: Soft Powering the Empire: British Military Bands, Influence and Cultural Imperialism in the Twentieth Century 31 Oct 2013
In the inter-war years, military bands played an important role in maintaining British influence over its empire through soft power. History UK Europe Pacific Horn of Africa Africa China
Al-Shabaab Fighter Analysis: The Westgate Nairobi Attack: A Sign of the Diversified Threat from Al-Qa’ida 4 Oct 2013 by Raffaello Pantucci
The locus of countering Al-Qa’ida style terrorism has now shifted overseas, with Western governments facing a new and complex set of issues that have been brought into particular focus by recent events at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Al-Qa'ida Terrorism International Responses Horn of Africa Africa
The Al-Shabaab attacks on Nairobi Videos: The Al-Shabaab attacks on Nairobi 25 Sep 2013 by Raffaello Pantucci
Raffaello Pantucci, Senior Research Fellow, RUSI, discusses the attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi on 21 September 2013. He explores the strategy deployed by the group, and what this means for counter-terrorism for the region and the international community Terrorism International Responses Horn of Africa Africa
RUSI Defence Systems: New Markets for UAVs 19 Sep 2013
Christina Mackenzie asks whether the growing requirement for border security and policing that exists in Africa and Asia will lead to a new market for unmanned aerial vehicles Aerospace Africa Central and South Asia
RUSI Defence Systems: A Volatile and Dangerous World 19 Sep 2013
The world is becoming less stable and more unpredictable, with threats emerging seemingly out of the blue. Robert Fox highlights some of the geopolitical conditions that will have to be addressed if the world is to continue to prosper in relative security Horn of Africa Africa International Institutions Sahel Egypt Middle East and North Africa NATO United Nations
Zenn - Thumbnail RUSI Journal: The Ideological Evolution of Boko Haram in Nigeria: Merging Local Salafism and International Jihadism 13 Aug 2013
Boko Haram may be on a trajectory that will see it become a more transnational threat, with worrying implications for regional security Africa Tackling Extremism Terrorism
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