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The 4 RIFLES Battle Group Operations in Basra, Summer 2007
Colonel P N Y M Sanders DSO OBE recounts the British withdrawal from Basra, Summer 2007 ...

The 4 RIFLES Battle Group Operations in Basra, Summer 2007
Colonel P N Y M Sanders DSO OBE recounts the British withdrawal from Basra, Summer 2007 ...

Is There a Right to Humanitarian Intervention?
A lecture by the Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, former Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor. ...

Palestinian Statehood? Security Implications for the Region
The Royal United Services Institute has brought together experts from across the Middle East and beyond to discuss the impact of ...

Palestinian Statehood? Security Implications for the Region
The Royal United Services Institute has brought together experts from across the Middle East and beyond to discuss the impact of ...

Syria: The Road to Democracy
A lecture by Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, Syrian scholar. When the Syrian National Council was formed, there were high hopes that ...

The Permanent Crisis: Iranís Nuclear Trajectory
Jon Snow, David Miliband, Richard Dalton and Shashank Joshi discuss the ways forward for the Iranian nuclear crisis. ...

The Permanent Crisis: Iranís Nuclear Trajectory
Jon Snow, David Miliband, Richard Dalton and Shashank Joshi discuss the ways forward for the Iranian nuclear crisis. ...

Middle East Peace: The Principles behind the Process
An address by the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan KCMG MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton. In this ...

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Eurofighter 2 RUSI Journal: The Latest Test for NATO 21 Feb 2012
An inside view of NATO operations in Libya assesses the achievements and limitations of the campaign NATO International Institutions Libya Middle East and North Africa Europe
wavyiranianflagthumb Analysis: The Israel Embassy Attacks: Where next for Iran and Israel? 14 Feb 2012 by Michael Stephens
The attacks against Israel diplomatic targets in India and Georgia may well usher in a new chapter in the covert war between Iran and Israel. The Jewish state may feel emboldened to retaliate decisively on an Iran that is becoming increasingly isolated in the Arab world. Iran Middle East and North Africa Middle East Peace
Syrian Flag Analysis: ARGUMENTS FOR Military Intervention in Syria 8 Feb 2012 by Michael Stephens
With over 6000 dead, there is little option but to intervene in Syria and dismantle the regime. It is important that the international community joins the Arab states in their determination to get involved and ensure a stable post-Assad Syria. Middle East and North Africa Syria
Syrian Flag Analysis: ARGUMENTS AGAINST Military Intervention in Syria 8 Feb 2012 by Dr David Roberts
Something needs to be done to stop the Syrian Army killing ever increasing number of its citizens. But Syria is far more complex than Libya and simply sending arms and further internationalising the Syrian Civil War will only exacerbate the war and elongate suffering. A more viable solution is for Arab states to use their muscle as energy suppliers to slow down the Assad regime. Middle East and North Africa Syria Iran The Gulf Region
Persian Gulf Analysis: The Dawn Of A Civil Nuclear Age In The Gulf 11 Jan 2012
Iranís pursuit of a nuclear energy programme has created deep tensions and fear across the Middle East and the West. Despite this, and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, countries in the Gulf are now embarking on radical nuclear energy programmes with greater cooperation from the West. Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy Global Security Issues The Gulf Region Middle East and North Africa
Khomeni Iranian Revolutionary Guard Analysis: Iran and the West: Playing a Zero-Sum Game 11 Jan 2012 by Shashank Joshi
The killing of a nuclear scientist in Tehran may well be the latest in a line of skirmishes between Iran and its American-led adversaries. Both sides are playing a zero-game, and neither coercive actions nor more negotiations are likely to bring a durable settlement. Global Security Issues Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy Iran Middle East and North Africa
Taliban Analysis: Why has the Taliban opened an office in Qatar? 4 Jan 2012 by Dr David Roberts
The Talibanís establishment of an office in Doha suggests a progression towards the transition long sought after by the United States. The choice of Qatar further cements the Gulf stateís ambition to be a diplomatic powerhouse. Middle East and North Africa The Gulf Region Afghanistan Central and South Asia
2012 button Analysis: VIDEO: Perspectives for 2012 16 Dec 2011 by Professor Michael Clarke
RUSI Director General Professor Michael Clarke offers his defence and international security perspectives for the year ahead. International Institutions Global Security Issues Middle East and North Africa Pacific Europe Americas Afghanistan Central and South Asia
2012 button Analysis: Aftershocks and Transitions: an Unashamedly Speculative Look at 2012 15 Dec 2011 by Shashank Joshi
If this year brought us an earthquake, then 2012 will be a year of aftershocks and transitions. Speculate as we might, we must still prepare for the predictable but watch for the surprises. India Central and South Asia Afghanistan Pakistan Egypt Middle East and North Africa The Gulf Region Libya Iran Iraq Middle East Peace Europe Pacific Americas
2012 button Analysis: Where do we go From Here? Transitioning from Dictatorship to Democracy in 2012 15 Dec 2011
The democratic gains made from the Arab Spring are by no means assured. 2012 will see would-be democracies challenged to respond to and enable an historical transformation from dictatorship to democracy. Americas Europe Middle East and North Africa
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