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Jun 2015, Vol. 160, No. 3
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Issue: Jun 2015, Vol. 160, No. 3
RUSI CRESTForeword Editor Dr Emma De Angelis introduces the June/July 2015 edition of the RUSI Journal
Emma De Angelis
Royal Marine DardanellesWhy Distance Matters: Putting the ‘Geo’ Back into Politics Fashionable assumptions notwithstanding, distance is still at the heart of contemporary geopolitics
Patrick Porter
Rescued migrantNightmare Nostrum? Not Quite: Lessons from the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean Crisis Operation Mare Nostrum offers pertinent lessons as the EU seeks to get a grip on the burgeoning migrant crisis
Alessio Patalano
Chinese fleetTime to Recognise the Danger, Or: Whatever Happened to the China-Watchers? Cuts to the UK’s foreign and defence budgets have imperilled the country’s ability to wield power and exercise influence strategically within the international arena
John Baron
Estonian troops 2Operation Baltic Fortress, 2016: NATO Defends the Baltic States Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine call for an analysis of the potential future scenarios that NATO and its member states should prepare for – especially in the Baltics
Richard D Hooker, Jr
Ireland muralIt’s a Trap: Provoking an Overreaction is Terrorism 101 Governments must avoid overreaction if they are to avoid falling into the classic terrorist trap
Tom Parker
Milan anti-tank missileVersatility and Technology: A Case Study of the Milan and Javelin French experiences with the Milan and Javelin weapon systems show the vital importance of the relationship between man and machine
Sophie Lefeez
Boeing 747 in HelmandLogistics as Force Enabler: The Future Operational Imperative The current debate on defence logistics points to a series of complex challenges that private-public collaboration must address in order to provide this essential component of defence
John Louth
Battle of Waterloo, Heath Stadler paintingWaterloo: A Strange Defeat Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo was far from a foregone conclusion
Beatrice Heuser
Hall of Liberation, KelheimThe Forgotten Victory: Germans and the Battle of Waterloo, 1815-2015 The victory at the Battle of Waterloo has long been overlooked in German national memory – yet it continues to hold important lessons for today
Jasper Heinzen
Surrender of BailenWaterloo, the Napoleonic Wars and the Recasting of the Global Iberian World The Napoleonic Wars were the final push in leading to a re-ordering of the global Iberian world
Graciela Iglesias Rogers
Shot at Dawn, Chloe Dewes MathewsPainting Images of the Past out of the Embers of War A series of exhibitions in London over the past six months have acted as a reminder of the power of the visual arts in interpreting the memory of war
Emma De Angelis
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