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.
While the Arctic is often thought of as a far-off and forbidding place, several million people live there and the world depends on its resources. And it may also be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
In addressing the coronavirus pandemic, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, described how a ‘global battle of narratives’ is taking place. Is the Task Force created by the EU to engage in this battle up to the task?
Gender inequality remains an often underestimated and under-recognised contributing factor to many health, economic, security and societal challenges. The current global health crisis highlights just how deep these inequalities run.