Russian withdrawal from Syria
Paris attacks and Arrest of Abeslam
What's behind Russia's withdrawal from Syria?
Op-Eds by RUSI staff and fellows
Raffaello Pantucci in Newsweek, 19 March
Raffaello Pantucci for CTC Sentinel, 17 March
Quoted in the Media
Gun Control Key to Guarding Against Lone-Wolf Terrorism in Europe
RUSI report in World Politics Review, 15 March
The Syrian Crisis
NATO rethinks strategy after Russia's renewed military power show in Syria
"The belief which existed since 1990 that there are no prospects for military confrontation in Europe with Russia, that belief was dispelled by these operations," said Igor Sutyagin, a specialist in the Russian military at London's Royal United Services Institute. "It is now necessary to plan defence, while previously it was not."
Advarsel til Assad
‘It is a clear message to Assad that he should take peace negotiations seriously and be ready to make the necessary compromises with the opposition.’
Shashank Joshi in Information (Denmark), 16 March
¿Es realmente una "misión cumplida" para Putin en Siria?
"The issue of Al Asad staying or being ousted is the point that blocks the Geneva negotiations " says Sarah Lain, the Royal United Services Institute ( RUSI ) in London. "I think the Russian withdrawal aims to accelerate negotiations on the political transition " in Syria.
North Korea Sanctions
The coal loophole: doubts on China's will to enforce North Korea sanctions
“I think it's an indication that the Chinese managed to negotiate a wide exemption for the coal trade,”
Intervention in Libya
5 Years on, Has the West Learned Anything from Libyan Disaster?
“Hard-line military activity to prevent migration into Europe across the Mediterranean could work: but it would involve killing migrants and enforced repatriation,” Peter Roberts, Sea Power and Maritime Studies Senior Research Fellow at the London-based military think-tank Royal United Services Institute, said in an article for the organization in September.
Record numbers of teenagers arrested in counter-terrorism probes
Shashank Joshi, senior research fellow at security think-tank the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), said the figures suggest the counter-terrorism environment is "broadly steady”. "There is a high level of threat," he said. "A great deal of the threat is latent and is not going to show up in arrest figures.”
Ivory Coast Massacre: 16 Dead Include 5-year-old Boy
‘“Attacking the evil Westerner is one of their prime intentions and goals. Hitting a resort like this hits a number of goals.” He added that it undermined the local government as tourism is a big driver of the local economy. Another reason for the attack, according to him, was the Westerners; attacking the place where there were foreigners would give them more media coverage.
Events at RUSI
Lynne Owens at RUSI
The NCA’s Director General sets out its mission
Lexology, 15 March
Mohammed Nahavandian at RUSI
Voice of America, 15 March
Al Monitor, 18 March
Ashsharq Al-Awsat, 15 March