The forthcoming Monday meeting in Vienna between US Special Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov should herald the start of a new arms control process, and every small step counts.
The UK government has decided to merge the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. RUSI’s Deputy Director-General analyses what this means for the UK’s future diplomacy and aid policies.
Russian President Vladimir Putin endorsed a new nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use nuclear weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the country's critical state and military infrastructure. But the document is more about effect than substance.
If the US was to invade Iran, how much money, equipment and personnel would be required? This article suggests that the costs would be prohibitive and other methods of managing relations with Iran should be explored.