April 2003 Book Reviews
Reflecting on the achievements and problems of the War in Iraq so far.
The war on Iraq has seen a coming-of-age for the press, electronic and broadcast media. In this flood tide of imagery and opinion is there still a place for the artist?
Daniel Neep assesses the likely impact of the war upon the Middle East, paying particular attention to the prospect of democracy in the region.
Ohto Manninen reassesses some of the lingering uncertainties surrounding the Winter War.
In December last year (2002) the Ministry of Defence published a Public Discussion Paper on Missile Defence. This article responds to the Discussion Document and drawing views and insights from the conference considers implications for British and European industry.
Sir Robert Walmsley, Chief of Defence Procurement, assesses the current state of Smart Acquisition. Remarks are drawn from the Keynote Address to RUSI's Smart Acquistion conference in January 2003
For once in the Balkans, quiet diplomacy, money and the concept of affordability have succeeded.
An assessment of SOE's achievements in light of a reconsideration of Operation Gunnerside.Global Security Issues, History
The profession of arms is ultimately about war-fighting, and this presents some unique challenges to those who must try and reconcile the desires and expectations of those within the Forces.
President Putin was determined to rebuild bridges with Europe and America. His calculation was simple: if Russia was to overcome its past by fashioning an economy that would generate stability, prosperity and restore its international prestige, then better relations with Western leaders and deeper reforms to attract foreign investors had to be a top priority.
Early this April, a historic event took place at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London: after decades of existence under various names, the Central and North West Europe Department merged with the European Union Department. On the eve of this event, the head of the old Department talked to the RUSI about his experience, and aspirations for the future of his region.
A compelling article based on a presentation given by Alex Danchev to RUSI, on 28 February 2003, discussing Anglo-American relations after 9/11.
As a commander,Lieutenant General John Kiszley is concerned not so much with how to persuade to join the Armed Forces, as with what he is looking for from those individuals who come under his command.Military Personnel
Commodore Tim Laurence and Stephen Prince reinvigorate the debate on the future contribution of Britains maritime forces to joint operations.Maritime Forces