Like for like renewal of Trident will come at expense of conventional forces
28 Jul 2010
The UK's current commitment to maintain a nuclear-armed missile submarine on deterrent patrol at all times (Continuous At-Sea Deterrence, or 'CASD'), is driven as much by institutional and political momentum as by strategic necessity, and plans to order a new generation of submarines after 2015 now threatens to be at the expense of further reduction in conventional forces according to a new report from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
The British withdrawal from Sangin
7 Jul 2010
The handover of operations in Sangin to US forces is not in any sense a withdrawal or a defeat for British troops - but it is a political hot potato that raises the 'Basra spectre' over British operations in Afghanistan. says Michael Clarke
Emergency service interoperability in jeopardy
6 Jul 2010
Coordinated emergency responses within and between the fire, ambulance and police service is hampered by the lack of standardised operational procedures, rather than technology according to a new report from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
The 'McChrystal effect' helping to turn the tide in Helmand
23 Jun 2010
British operations in Helmand Province are showing signs of significant progress, thanks partly to the success of the counter insurgency strategy and the leadership of General Stanley McChrystal, argues a new report from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
The RUSI Land Warfare Conference attracts a variety of high profile speakers
3 Jun 2010
The latest RUSI Land Warfare Conference, commencing on 8 June, has attracted significant attention from several prestigious figures from the defence and security community. Not only does the presence of these high profile speakers demonstrate the importance of the Land Warfare Conference, but adds significant value to the level of discussion that will take place.
A Question of Balance? The Deficit and Defence Priorities
3 Jun 2010
The deeper the immediate budget cuts that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has to make, the greater the risk of reduced capability without commensurate financial gains, argues the latest Future Defence Review Working Paper from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
Nuclear Narratives: Reflections on Declaratory Policies
27 May 2010
As Foreign Secretary William Hague announces an overhaul of UK nuclear declaratory policy, a new report by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) shows that it must fundamentally reconcile declarations of nuclear deterrence and nuclear disarmament.
A tribute to Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Moran
27 May 2010
It is with tremendous sadness that the defence and security community has learned of the sudden death of Air Chief Marshal Sir Chris Moran. He had a distinguished career, serving in a wide range of key appointments before taking up his current post as Commander-in-Chief Air Command.
RUSI: Will the new government fund Britain’s position in the world?
13 May 2010
The new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government must address the most basic question affecting the Defence Review and Britain's position in the world 'how much is the nation prepared to pay for defence?', according to a Future Defence Review Working Paper from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
A Progressive Nuclear Policy
6 May 2010
Britain’s ‘continuous-at-sea nuclear deployment’ – known as CASD – could be downgraded to ‘reduced readiness’ extending the life span of Trident nuclear submarines and reducing overall costs according to an article in the latest Journal of the Royal United Services Institute.