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While official footage of air strikes against ISIS targets provide good optics, they are not a reliable in measuring the success of the broader military strategy against the group.
If we are to opt for ‘boots on the ground’ in confronting ISIS, military planners should consider airmobile forces that promise agility, force projection and most importantly, a temporary time-span.
With US led airstrikes underway against ISIS, questions remain over how best to define and influence ISIS and their supporters.
What do recent developments in Russian foreign policy towards the Greater Middle East tell us about Moscow's long-term plans for involvement in the region?
The Director of RUSI's International Security Studies programme assesses the likely causes and probably consequences of last week's attack on Moscow's Domodedovo airport
UK Counter-Terrorism laws have been reviewed by the government and found wanting. But do planned changes herald a new, fairer era in tackling terrorism, or are they a weaker version of existing powers?
The debate about the use of intercepts is hardly just a tiny aspect of the wider legal framework of the fight against terrorism, but one of its most important elements.
Despite the implausibility of the idea, there are a number of concrete sources and arguments that connect the regime with the terrorist organization