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Issue: Dec 2014, Vol. 159, No. 6
RUSI Crest (content card)Foreword Editor Dr Emma De Angelis introduces the December 2014 edition of the RUSI Journal

Isis fighters thumbThree Traits of the Islamic State’s Information Warfare If the West is to defeat the self-proclaimed Islamic State, it must understand the reasons for the success of the group’s information warfare
Haroro J Ingram
GCc meeting thumbA Joint Army for the Arabian Gulf Ongoing rivalries between members of the Gulf Cooperation Council make it an ineffective player in the region’s security
Yoel Guzansky
drone thumbIs the UK’s Expeditionary Posture both Necessary and Sustainable? As Whitehall gears up for a new SDSR, the debate should tackle the core assumptions of the UK’s current defence strategy
James de Waal
Guards thumbSmart Power and the Strategic Deficit With the gap between the UK’s ambitions and its capabilities increasing, it is time for a new understanding of ‘power’ in the twenty-first century
Robert Fry
UK Veterans thumbVeterans and Mental Health in Contemporary Britain British public perceptions often misunderstand the reality of a soldier’s experience of combat
Max Hastings
Finmeccanica thumbDeveloping Trust between the MoD and Defence Suppliers Trust between people is a key feature of successful partnerships between DE&S and defence suppliers
William Meddings and Nigel Jones
Gripen thumbLatin America in Step with Global Defence Offset Phenomenon Latin America’s growth in national income has driven accelerated defence industrialisation and a wealth of country offset programmes
Monica Herrera and Ron Matthews
US Ship Korean War thumbAvoiding Strategic Misfortune: A Framework for Defence Leaders Senior defence and military leaders need an integrated approach to analyse their decision-making environment and avoid ‘strategic misfortune’
Charles D Allen and Jeffrey L Groh
oh what a lovely war thumbTommy's Tunes Recalled The famed 1963 musical Oh What a Lovely War has its roots in over a century of popular music and soldiers’ songs
Michael Codner
 
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