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Warlords have become part and parcel of Afghanistan's political landscape since the collapse of the state in the early 1990s.
Book reviews by Paul Lever, Christopher Coker, Gurmeet Kanwal, Jeremy Black and Andrew Brookes.
The American Civil War presented challenges for the supply and transport of troops. This article considers the influence of logistics on the operations of Union and Confederate forces, and how these features have been reflected in later wars.
This article examines some roles, challenges and opportunities for West and Central African navies.
In an arc extending from Pakistan and India through South-east Asia and up to Japan, there is a striking modernization and expansion of military capabilities underway.
When Fidel Castro eventually dies, though much analysis will focus on personalities, the role of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces will be crucial to guaranteeing stability in the short term.
History evidences that bouts of instability in Pakistan are cyclical affairs. A framework for understanding the degree of hazard posed by recent developments must analyse their historical (dis)continuity.
This article analyzes the nature of Lebanese and international attempts to stem the flow of weapons into the country by increasing Lebanon's capacity to manage its own borders.
On 18 September Ambassador Ryan Crocker visited RUSI after presenting his assessment of the 'surge' policy, with General David Petraeus, before the United States Congress.
This photo project sees Susan Schulman with the RAF in Afghanistan in the late Spring of 2007.
An extended version of the Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture, delivered at RUSI on 10 September 2007.
The Government needs to be reasonably confident that its investment will be sound and yet it has no way of knowing at the point of decision whether it is or not. This dilemma has always been at the heart of British defence planning.
This is an extended version of Professor Michael Clarke's inagural lecture to the Institute delivered on 25 September 2007.