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Feb 2014, Vol. 159, No. 1
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Issue: Feb 2014, Vol. 159, No. 1
RUSI CRESTForeword Editor Dr Emma De Angelis introduces the first issue of 2014 (free access)
Emma De Angelis
Jnl 1583 TOC thumbTransnational Organised Crime and Security An introduction to the sixth instalment of the series on Transnational Organised Crime and Security (free access)

Police organised crime thumbnailThinking about Organised Crime: Structure and Threat Diverse definitions and costs of ‘organised crime’ all play a part in devising strategies to counter criminal organisations
Michael Levi
Hammond in Middle East thumbnailBridging the Gulf? America’s ‘Rebalance’ and the Middle East Challenge to the UK Ahead of next year’s SDSR, the UK must decide whether to stay the course with its ‘east of Suez’ initiative
Doug Stokes and Paul Newton
Arctic Huddle Thumbnail‘No “Strategy” Please, We’re British’: The UK and the Arctic Policy Framework The 2013 UK Arctic Policy Framework raises questions about the country’s engagement in the region.
Duncan Depledge and Klaus Dodds
F-35 production line thumbnailBritish Defence-Acquisition Reform: Three Years On Despite heavy criticism, the current British system of defence acquisition offers a solid basis for improvement
Trevor Taylor
Thumb Afghan Civilians and Military‘Learn from Experience’ or ‘Never Again’: What Next for UK Counter-Insurgency? The UK must continue to learn the lessons of the last decade after withdrawing from Afghanistan at the end of 2014.
Alexander Alderson
Poppy Appeal collection thumbnailPublic Awareness of UK Veterans’ Charities Veterans’ charities provide key services, yet they must improve public engagement and knowledge of their work (free access)
Rachael Gribble, Simon Wessely, Susan Klein, David A Alexander, Christopher Dandeker and Nicola T Fear
Iran Geneva talks thumbnailIran and the Geneva Agreement: A Footnote to History or a Turning Point? The November 2013 Geneva Agreement is only the first step down what is likely to be a long and bumpy road
Shashank Joshi
South Korea military exercises thumbnailA Downward Spiral: Joint Military Exercises on the Korean Peninsula US-South Korean military exercises continue to stoke tensions with North Korea, in a seemingly unstoppable cycle of one-upmanship
Andrea Berger
Yeongpeyond Island thumbnailIsrael’s Counter-Asymmetric Warfare and Security on the Korean Peninsula Does Israel’s approach to countering asymmetric warfare yield any useful lessons for South Korea?
Soon Ho Lee
UK and Japanese flags thumbnailCountering Cyber-Espionage and Sabotage: The Next Steps for Japanese-UK Cyber-security Co-operation The revitalised co-operation between the UK and Japan needs to be operationalised for mutual benefit
Mihoko Matsubara
Japanese troops thumbnailJapan, the Ministry of Defense and Cyber-Security: Progress and Pitfalls As Japan develops its cyber-security capabilities, much still needs to be done to ensure the efficacy of its cyber-policy
Paul Kallender
Mosse the Enclave DRC thumbnailMediating Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cathy Haenlein reviews Richard Mosse’s exhibition The Enclave
Cathy Haenlein
Grounded play thumbnailBringing Drones to the Stage Emma De Angelis reviews George Brant’s new play, Grounded
Emma De Angelis
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