On 29 October 2018, RUSI and the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK jointly hosted a conference on de-risking, the phenomenon of financial institutions ending or restricting relationships with clients (such as non-profit organisations) that are deemed financially risky. Given that de-risking efforts often lead to the displacement of financial risk and the interruption of counterterrorism efforts...
The mass internment of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs in supposed ‘re-education’ facilities as a means of combatting violent extremism suggests that Beijing lacks confidence in the effectiveness of its intelligence architecture, and by extension, its capacity to identify and eliminate actual terrorist threats.
The Government’s National Security Strategy has provided a useful articulation of the great diversity of threats facing the UK. Does this articulation, along with its intention to create a National Risk Register, signal the adoption of a genuinely risked-based approach to security?
RUSI’s fourth annual resilience conference took place on 19-20 September 2007, supported by a diverse cast of speakers, perspectives and issues. The conference was framed around the idea of ‘delivering resilience’ and, to this end, sought to explore the themes, policies, mechanisms and organizations that are central to delivering resilience for the UK.