Looking Ahead for 2020
With a looming Brexit deadline and the US presidential elections in November 2020, we will consider a number of key questions this year:
Can the forthcoming UK Strategic Defence and Security Review keep up with the ever-changing challenges facing Britain, as well as rapid technological advances?
What will Brexit mean for European and Transatlantic security?
Do the defence and security communities understand the implications of climate change?
How will we harness the opportunities and mitigate the risks posed by new technologies and the growth of Artificial Intelligence?
Financial and Organised Crime
How will governments and the private sector tackle illicit finance that threatens security and society?
Changing Nature of Conflict Terrorism
How should policymakers respond to the shifting threats posed by both Islamist and Far-Right extremists?
There has seldom been a time of greater challenge and opportunity due to the pace of change and the increasingly complex nature of the issues we face.
At RUSI we will inform debates, collaborate with governmental and non-governmental partners, communicate, listen and learn.
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While the initial furore seems to have abated after the US killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, the ripple effects will continue to spread across the region.
2019 Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize20/01/2020 13:05:00
The Winner of the 2019 Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize, the Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) annual competition awarded for original writing on contemporary issues of national and international defence and security, has been announced.
Taiwan Elections: Reactions to the DPP’s Win16/01/2020 11:25:00
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s decisive electoral victory is a serious rebuff to communist China and President Xi Jinping.
Getting the Economic Crime Plan Done: Why Economic Crime Matters for Johnson’s ‘Global Britain’14/01/2020 15:43:00
Tackling economic crime should be high on the new government’s agenda and will deliver benefits for both the national security and ‘Global Britain’ agendas.
Destruction of Ukrainian Jet in Iranian Airspace: An Avoidable Crisis Morphing into an Avoidable Tragedy13/01/2020 11:37:00
Piecing together the evidence for the tragedy.
Iran’s First Response to Soleimani’s Death, and Tehran’s Future Moves09/01/2020 10:02:00
For the first time since the late 1970s, Iran has hit directly at US military targets, and fully admitted its responsibility. But the real imponderable is Iran’s behaviour in the Gulf in the months to come.
The Death of Soleimani Brings Uncertainty, Violence and Opportunity03/01/2020 16:15:00
A US-ordered assassination of a key Iranian lynchpin could overturn many Middle East calculations
Soleimani Assassination – RUSI Experts Offer Initial Analysis03/01/2020 15:05:00
A US-ordered assassination of a key Iranian lynchpin could overturn many calculations. Experts from the Royal United Services Institute offered the following reaction.