The death of Dawn Sturgess, one of two British civilians poisoned with Novichok, the same type of nerve agent used in last March’s attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, escalates questions of public health to high-stakes geopolitics. The incident marks the first domestic murder of a British civilian with a chemical weapon, and presents a wake-up call to the British government and its...
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 16th Annual Conference was jointly organised by the United Nations Association – UK, the United Nations Association – Westminster, and RUSI. This report outlines the proceedings of the conference, where sessions focused on missions where there is no peace to keep, future peacekeeping, and challenges of leadership in today’s complex missions.
A report on the eighteenth annual RUSI Missile Defence Conference held on 30 May 2018, marking a significant contribution to the evolution of policy while advancing discussion of missile defence issues between senior policymakers and practitioners.
The Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) equipment acquisition system has come under increasing fire over the last decade. And not without reason: huge effort, continuous change and much MoD hype has not brought improvement in delivery terms that we need.
As General Sir David Richard’s accedes to the post of British Army Chief of the General Staff, RUSI takes this opportunity to highlight his views on the future of warfighting and British Army organisation as revealed in his speech to the June 2009 RUSI Land Warfare Conference.
The threat level to the UK from international terrorism has been reduced from ‘severe’ to ‘substantial’: the lowest it has been for more than four years. The move suggests there is cautious confidence within the security agencies.