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The Foreign Policy Framework of a New Conservative Government
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The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent: Past, Present and Future
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Director of Security Service on MI5 and the Evolving Threat
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News: Defence procurement is an inherently governmental function and questions remain over proposed reform of DE&S 4 Oct 2013
The UK government’s proposal to outsource more than 40 per cent of the MoD budget to private contractors – the so-called government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) option for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) – is moving in the opposite direction to the US, whose experience of placing more procurement functions with private sector results in higher rather than lower costs, states new RUSI briefing paper. Defence Management UK Europe
British Army Analysis: Great Power Expectations Vs. Little Britain 3 Oct 2013 by Dr Joel Faulkner Rogers
Following the British parliamentary vote on intervention in Syria, the government and the Prime Minister have defended Britain’s international relevance. However, polling data suggest there’s a creeping gap between willing and self-image in British attitudes to the world. UK Europe Global Strategy and Commitments UK Defence Defence Spending
European Union Analysis: German Joint Venture Signals Big Changes in European Defence Industrial Base 2 Oct 2013 by Dr Henrik Heidenkamp
Last week, the German automobile parts and military equip­ment manufacturer Rheinmetall announced a joint venture with German industrial services provider Ferrostaal. The arrangement sheds light on how the European defence industrial base is significantly diversifying. Defence Management Germany Europe
British Procurement Analysis: The UK’s Defence Growth Partnership: Refocusing the Relationship Between the Private Sector and Government 30 Sep 2013 by Professor Trevor Taylor
The first report of the UK government’s ‘Defence Growth Partnership’ is aimed at addressing barriers to growth for the defence industry. With on going austerity measures in UK defence, the focus will have to be on export opportunities abroad. Defence Management Defence Policy Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence UK Europe
RUSI International badge News: Duke of York Attends RUSI Security Round-Table Discussion in Hanoi, Vietnam 25 Sep 2013
RUSI International Advisory Board Member underscores deepening security dialogue between the United Kingdom and Vietnam. UK Europe Pacific
RUSI Defence Systems: Anglo/French Joint Training: Developing the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force 19 Sep 2013
This December marks the 15th anniversary of the St Malo Joint Declaration on European Defence signed by Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac in 1998. This major step towards a European capability to act militarily if need be without US military support has started to take on a tangible combat identity – the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force. Simon Michell takes a closer look at the recent CJEF training Europe France UK Armed Forces UK Defence
RUSI Defence Systems: Who Dares Wins 19 Sep 2013
The Type 45 Daring-class destroyer programme has certainly been controversial. But, as it approaches fruition, HMS Daring and her sisters are already making a significant impact on the new Royal Navy, as BBC World Affairs Correspondent Nick Childs reports Maritime Forces UK Europe Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence
RUSI Defence Systems: Renewing UK Carrier Strike Capability 19 Sep 2013
Simon Michell highlights some of the key attributes of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier, which is well on the way to completion, with blocks already in the water UK Europe Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence Maritime Forces
RUSI Defence Systems: Combat Vehicles – Less is More: Assessing the New Armoured Infantry 19 Sep 2013
William F Owen examines the Army 2020 concept and suggests that the introduction of a less costly fleet of combat vehicles might enable the armoured infantry of the future to train more effectively and therefore enhance its performance on the battlefield UK Europe Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence Armed Forces Land Forces
RUSI Defence Systems: Land Logistics: Maintaining Credibility after Afghanistan 19 Sep 2013
Nick Burton from PA Consulting Group explains how logistics credibility can be maintained after the Afghanistan drawdown UK Defence Equipment and Acquisitions Armed Forces UK Europe Land Forces
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