Improved bomb-making capabilities and its desire to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising have made the ‘New IRA’ a genuine threat. With British security resources focused on countering Daesh, the group could see now as the opportune moment for it to make its mark.
While the 2015 Spending Review confirmed a stabilisation in the total defence and security budget after a period of sharp decline, a new RUSI report reveals a substantial shift in the way this is being spent across the government.
RUSI’s fourth annual resilience conference took place on 19-20 September 2007, supported by a diverse cast of speakers, perspectives and issues. The conference was framed around the idea of ‘delivering resilience’ and, to this end, sought to explore the themes, policies, mechanisms and organizations that are central to delivering resilience for the UK.