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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
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Palestinian Statehood? Security Implications for the Region
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Jon Snow, David Miliband, Richard Dalton and Shashank Joshi discuss the ways forward for the Iranian nuclear crisis. ...

The Permanent Crisis: Iranís Nuclear Trajectory
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Qatar Libya Protest Analysis: Arab Involvement in the Libyan Intervention 23 Mar 2011 by Dr David Roberts
Arab support for military action against Libya was initially strong, arguably stemming from a desire to change the focus of international and domestic attention. But as civilian casualties increase, the political calculus is changing - and Arab support is wavering. International Institutions Global Security Issues Middle East and North Africa Libya
NFZ Analysis: Is the West Ready for Intervention in Libya? 21 Mar 2011
RUSI Director Professor Michael Clarke assesses British and French capabilities regarding the enforcement of the Libya no-fly zone. Military Personnel Information Global Security Issues Defence Policy Libya Middle East and North Africa
No Fly Zone Operation Southern Watch Analysis: Raising the Stakes 19 Mar 2011 by Professor Michael Clarke
The UN's approval of a no-fly zone over Libya has raised the diplomatic and strategic stakes for all parties - but will it be enough? Law and Ethics International Institutions Libya Middle East and North Africa
Obama at UN assembly Analysis: Assessing the UN Security Council Resolution on Libya 19 Mar 2011
In the first of four videos, RUSI experts offer their assessment of UN Security Council Resolution 1973, declaring, amongst other things, a No Fly Zone over Libya. Libya Middle East and North Africa International Institutions
Libya Map Mediterranean Analysis: 'Do Something' Is Not A Strategy 18 Mar 2011 by Adrian Johnson
The UN Resolution was the news many were waiting to hear - and Qadhafi's announcement of a ceasefire seems to have vindicated calls for intervention. But is this merely the first phase of an ill-conceived, protracted conflict? Law and Ethics International Institutions Libya Middle East and North Africa
Bahrain Thumb Analysis: The endgame in Bahrain: Saudi and UAE troops enter Manama 16 Mar 2011 by Dr David Roberts
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have intervened in Bahrain to restore stability. Yet, there is a real sense of fear that in their haste to avoid allowing a precedent to be set and to prevent any potential Iranian interference, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi's actions may well precipitate these very outcomes. The Gulf Region Middle East and North Africa
Pearl Roundabout Bahrain Analysis: Bahrain: At risk of a proxy sectarian war? 14 Mar 2011 by Michael Stephens
Instability in Bahrain could develop into widespread sectarian violence, with potentially disastrous consequences for regional and global security. Concessions and preventative reform can ensure such a devastating path is avoided. Global Security Issues The Gulf Region Middle East and North Africa
Libya sunset Analysis: The Feasible Option for Libya 14 Mar 2011 by Shashank Joshi
A no-fly zone is mired in political obstacles. Those states with a moral and strategic interest in forestalling a Qadhafi victory ought to step around that diplomatic morass. Assistance to the rebels - even non-lethal and non-tangible - is a feasible and effective option. Law and Ethics International Institutions Global Security Issues Libya Middle East and North Africa
Libya Map Mediterranean Analysis: Assessing British Diplomacy in Libya and the Middle East 10 Mar 2011 by Dr Jonathan Eyal
Dr Jonathan Eyal on the UK's 'jerky policy' towards unrest in the Middle East, the complete lack of any contingency planning within the FCO, and the importance of accepting that there is no such thing as 'the Arab exceptionalism'. Law and Ethics International Institutions European Union NATO Information Global Security Issues Libya Middle East and North Africa Europe Americas
France, EU and NATO - Sarkozy Analysis: Epistolary Revolt: The Crisis in French Foreign Policy and Diplomacy 4 Mar 2011
The recent public questioning of French foreign policy comes at an inconvenient time for President Sarkozy, and has done nothing to reassure the French people of their nation's continued global influence. Defence Policy Middle East and North Africa Europe France
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