The debate about Britain’s continued membership of the EU was not only flippant but downright ignorant, and dangerously so. And it exposed profound gaps in the public’s understanding of and interest in national security issues.
Many claim that the revolutionary arc engulfing the Middle East will challenge terrorist groups and their narrative. But this ignores how groups might exploit the crisis to strengthen their positions and pose a more potent and sophisticated threat to the UK than they do at the moment.
The Pentagon's decision to award a $35 billion tanker contract to Boeing instead of Europe's EADS caused a stir among investors and politicans on both sides of the Atlantic. Professor Trevor Taylor, RUSI Professorial Fellow in Defence Management, analyses the context and assesses the possible implications of the move.
Recent political posturing about the fate of the Kuril Islands is the latest development in a serious redressing of the balance of power between Moscow and Tokyo. Should the animosity continue, it is the latter which stands to lose the most.