The US intelligence community’s latest threat assessment highlights China’s military, economic and technological advancements. However, it omits China’s domestic political challenges, which have global ramifications, writes Kent Harrington in the latest RUSI Newsbrief.
Gender and International Drug Trafficking | 24 March 2023
On 22 March, Jordanian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Ayman Safadi, visited RUSI to discuss Jordan's perspectives on developments across the Middle East. Head over to our website now to watch his opening statement: https://bit.ly/3LOOuGd
The deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran to restore diplomatic relations, mediated by China, is a seismic shift in the Middle East. It has implications for the UK, which has strong ties to the Gulf, writes Tobias Borck in the latest RUSI Commentary.
Exploring the Sino-Russian Relationship: Adversarial Studies Seminar | 24 March 2023
📅Join RUSI Europe and the team behind Project CRAAFT (Collaboration, Research and Analysis Against the Financing of Terrorism) on 30 March for a live webinar on how targeted financial sanctions can help stop the Wagner Group and other non-state proxies. Visit our website to register!
More than 20 years after global efforts to relieve African national debts, the issue is once again in the headlines. Which countries are at risk, what is at stake, and why is it all so political? Simon Rynn provides his analysis in the latest RUSI Commentary.
📆The RUSI UK-Africa Conference will explore the most critical security, geo-political, and geo-economic issues facing Africa. Join the conversation on how to enhance the UK-Africa relationship to address these challenges. Register now!
📅The RUSI Sea Power Conference on April 24th is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the maritime domain to learn more about the maritime contribution to conventional deterrence in Europe. The conference will discuss the trade-offs and choices that NATO navies, particularly European ones, will need to make as they adapt to the great power threat in Europe. Don't miss out - visit our website to book your place now!
🎙A brand new episode of the Global Security Briefing is out!
This week, host Neil Melvin is joined by Tobias Borck to discuss how global energy trends have shaped the geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa for much of the past century, and how they will continue to do so. Listen now on our website, or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/3LM5yN4
🚨The fourth session at our Combat Air Conference will discuss how the US, UK, and Europe are designing platforms and force structures to counter future threats, while balancing short-term modernisation and sustainment needs. Book your ticket now: https://bit.ly/3Jo9eDi
'It is highly likely that China will want a front seat at any peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, increasing the likelihood that Lula’s ‘peace club’ proposal will be welcomed by Xi' write Harry Dudman and Dr Carlos Solar in the latest RUSI Commentary.
📅The UK faces complex challenges of energy security, climate change, and economic prosperity. Join us on March 30 for a keynote address from Minister of State for Energy Security and Net Zero the Rt Hon Graham Stuart MP, followed by a high-level panel.
Speakers include Amber Rudd, James Henderson, Laurence Tubiana, Melissa Stark, and Al-Karim Govindji.
Head over to our website now to book your place!
🎙A new episode of Talking Strategy is out!
This week, Dr. Rob Johnson, author of T.E. Lawrence's most recent biography, joins our hosts to discuss the legendary British officer and strategist. Listen now on our website or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/3n5RHaa
In the latest RUSI Commentary, Dr Peter Layton notes that while defence matters usually receive limited meaningful public debate in Australia, the government will need to take a different approach if it is to ensure the long-term success of AUKUS.
Following the publication of Baroness Casey's report on the Metropolitan Police, RUSI's Dr Liam O'Shea provides his comment on the findings and what can be done to improve policing.
You can revisit our recent RUSI Commentary by Alexia Hack and Dr Liam O’Shea that looks at what needs to change in order to rooted out sexism and misogyny within the UK police: https://bit.ly/3lCCUTQ