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Merkava tank RUSI Journal: Pre-Empting Iran: A Military Assessment 31 Oct 2013
While any decision to act against Iran can only be determined by political considerations, it is useful to evaluate Israel’s capacity for military strikes against the Islamic Republic. Iran Middle East and North Africa Israel Aerospace Land Forces Maritime Forces
RUSI Defence Systems: Games Armies Play 19 Sep 2013
Dr Jeffrey Peter Bradford looks into the importance of simulation and training, and the difference between these two critical military activities Military Personnel Land 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
RUSI Defence Systems: The Market for the Next Generation of Armoured Vehicles 19 Sep 2013
A series of impending decisions in international competitions for new armoured vehicles – notably infantry fighting vehicles – will show to what extent combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan has influenced defence ministries and vehicle designers. Alan Dron explains Iraq Middle East and North Africa Afghanistan Central and South Asia Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence Land Forces
RUSI Defence Systems: The Current and Future Roles of the UK Armed Forces 19 Sep 2013
The United Kingdom’s armed forces are in the grip of yet another major reorganisation to create a coherent force that is able to defend the national interest and address threats worldwide. Simon Michell assesses these threats and looks at current and future conflicts Military Personnel UK Europe Armed Forces UK Defence Land Forces
RUSI Defence Systems: UK Operational Capacity 19 Sep 2013
Simon Michell takes a look at the Future Force 2020 and explains how it will be organised to counter future threats across a diverse range of scenarios Military Personnel Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence Armed Forces UK Europe Land Forces
UK Afghan flags RUSI Newsbrief: Bloody Brothers: Insider Attacks in Afghanistan 3 Sep 2013
The number of insider attacks against British soldiers in Afghanistan has declined this year so far. Yet discussion of how best to prevent them should continue if important lessons are to be retained Armed Forces UK Defence Counter-insurgency Afghanistan Central and South Asia UK Europe NATO International Institutions Land Forces
Swedish palace guard RUSI Newsbrief: The Shared Challenges of Personnel Reform in Sweden and Taiwan 3 Sep 2013
Since independently initiating far-reaching personnel reforms in 2009, the armed forces of Sweden and Taiwan have both faced significant challenges relating to recruitment and retention Military Personnel Reserve Forces Land Forces Europe Pacific
201307 NB Cline thumbnail RUSI Newsbrief: International Defence Engagement: British and US Experiences 24 Jun 2013
In an age of fiscal austerity, defence engagement is championed as a means of deriving greater utility from a country’s armed forces. The British and US experiences highlight some of the benefits – and obstacles – encountered to date. Land Forces Military Personnel United States Americas UK Europe Africa UK Defence Armed Forces NATO International Institutions
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