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Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Works: 213 works in 326 publications in 1 language and 3,904 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Publisher, isb, Other
Classifications: U1, 355.005
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Most widely held works by Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
A question of security : the British defence review in an age of austerity( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain now faces fundamental choices in organising its armed forces and military strategy -- more so than at any time since the 1930s. This vital new book prepares the ground for a major government review of UK defence and security policy, analysing every important facet the review will face: from the spending constraints created by the financial crisis, to the decisions the country has to take on matters of war, peace and terrorism. The analysis covers the military equipment Britain should procure; the industrial implications of defense procurement decisions; the relationship with allies and partners; the intelligence sources; and, not least, the moral and ethical dimensions of modern security policy in a globalized but disordered world. Written by the foremost independent security and defense experts in the field, this book is the result of RUSI's Future Defence Review research initiative. A Question of Security sets the core agenda for all wishing to understand the defense and security problems Britain now faces, and also for those in government and parliament who have to answer these difficult questions at a generational moment for UK defense policy
The RUSI journal by Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authoritative and original studies on military science and technology, international security and military history
Deterrence in the twenty-first century : proceedings, London, UK, 18-19 May 2009( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sponsored by the Air Force Research Institute (AFRI) and the Royal United Services Institute, the conference was held in London on 18-19 May 2009 and focused on deterrence "to help understand and begin to develop policy frameworks that fit the current and emerging security context." Assembling some of the best minds on deterrence, the conference afforded speakers an opportunity to "invigorate this essential tool for today's policy community." In addition, the conference included two preconference "thought pieces" and two "quick looks" by AFRI personnel."--AU Press web site
The Global Partnership against WMD : success and shortcomings of G8 threat reduction since 9/11 by Alan Heyes( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 9/11 terrorist attacks prompted a new urgency in efforts to deal with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear proliferation. The potential acquisition and use by terrorist groups of such weaponry was suddenly a much increased threat. The G8 Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction subsequently encouraged some twenty-two countries and the European Union to pledge up to $20 billion to address this challenge. The creation of the Global Partnership was the first time so many countries agreed to collaborate on a range of non-proliferation, security and nuclear safety programmes, as well as commit such an amount of resources to them. Based on extensive primary research, this Whitehall Paper assesses the success and shortcomings to date of the Global Partnership, and suggests how the mechanism can be bolstered and taken forward
The Afghan papers : committing Britain to war in Helmand, 2005-06 by Michael Clarke( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The armed forces of the United Kingdom have now, at the time of writing, been involved in Afghanistan for exactly a decade. By the time the forces draw down from combat roles in 2015, they will have been engaged for almost a decade and a half. Nor will this be the end of the commitment. Some UK forces will remain in a mentoring and support role for the Afghan National Security Forces for some years thereafter. The political commitment to create a sustainable Afghan state and deny international terrorists any ungoverned space in the country remains open-ended. The intention of this volume is not to arrive at a definitive judgement on the strategic coherence or the value to the national interest of the UK's campaign in Afghanistan. More evidence covering the whole campaign, and a sense of the outcomes after 2015, will be necessary before that can be attempted. But, in a period of great uncertainty for the UK's defence and security institutions, it is important that the complex reality of policymaking is not caricatured in a series of easy political sound bites, and volumes such as this are intended to throw their weight against casual judgements. The complex reality of the decisions dealt with here does not necessarily favour either the supporters or the opponents of the Afghan campaign. They demonstrate with equal conviction that strategy has to be fashioned from a constant flow of known and unknown events covering issues from different theatres all happening simultaneously; but also that without clear-headed, and timely, intervention in that flow, coherent strategy is unlikely to emerge. The reality of security policy presents a challenge that is at once daunting, but unavoidable
Poaching, wildlife trafficking and security in Africa : myths and realities by Cathy Haenlein( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A worldwide surge in poaching and wildlife trafficking is threatening to decimate endangered species. This crisis also threatens the security of human beings in ways ignored until recently by decision-makers slow to begin to treat what is typically viewed as a 'conservation issue' as serious crime. Over the past decade, as the scale and profitability of poaching and wildlife trafficking have grown, politicians, journalists and campaigners throughout the world have begun to take notice - they are offering striking appraisals of the threat posed not only to endangered species but also to human populations. Many of these appraisals, however, are made in the absence of a detailed body of empirical research and analysis to underpin them. The result is the growth of a range of myths and misperceptions around the security threats posed, particularly as they relate to Africa. Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa examines the most common narratives on poaching, wildlife trafficking and security. It critically analyses the dominant discourses on poaching and wildlife trafficking as threats to human security, as drivers of conflict, as funders of terrorism and as a focus for organised crime. In doing so, it seeks to sort myth from reality, to clarify how poaching and wildlife trafficking, as much cited threats to security, can most accurately be conceived. Such a study is crucial to the efforts of stakeholders now rightly looking to respond not just to the threat posed to endangered species, but also to the security and wellbeing of human beings
Environmental security in the Arctic Ocean : promoting co-operation and preventing conflict by Paul Arthur Berkman( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Pole is being transformed from a sea-ice cap to a seasonally ice-free sea within the next few decades. This fundamental shift in the boundary conditions of the Arctic Ocean will create a new natural system with different dynamics than anything previously experienced by humans in the region. With the diminishing ice cover, interests are awakening globally to take advantage of extensive energy, shipping, fishing and tourism prospects in the Arctic Ocean. A range of states, including the major Arctic powers, are increasingly asserting their sovereignty seawards. National security policies are being declared and nuclear-capable states are adjusting their strategic deployments in the Arctic Ocean
Target markets : North Korea's military customers in the sanctions era by Andrea Berger( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Target Markets comprehensively analyses the available information on state and non-state actors' decisions to buy weapons and related goods from North Korea. It concludes, contrary to conventional wisdom, that the reasons clients make these purchases vary, often greatly. This study also concludes that one of the greatest achievements of the UN sanctions regime to date has been to deny North Korea access to modern conventional weapons technology that it can learn to manufacture at home and then sell to its clients around the world. Without more contemporary wares to tempt foreign buyers, North Korea will likely continue to see its client list for weapons and related goods and services shrinking
Strategic hedging in the Arabian Peninsula : the politics of the Gulf-Asian rapprochement by Jean-Loup Samaan( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic Hedging in the Arab Peninsula: The Politics of the Gulf-Asian Rapprochement offers a new perspective on the geopolitics of Gulf-Asian relations. Jean-Loup Samaan explores the dynamics underpinning the evolution of strategic partnerships between the Gulf States and Asian partners. He looks at how Gulf countries have pursued a diversification strategy in response to the risk of a potential retreat from the region on the part of traditional partners such as the US, and argues that, rather than being the result of a deliberate common policy on the part of the Gulf States, this trend derives from unilateral choices by Gulf leaders, best explained by the concept of 'strategic hedging'
The permanent crisis : Iran's nuclear trajectory by Shashank Joshi( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first objective is to situate Iran's nuclear programme in the context of the security concerns of all of the interested parties, including Iran itself. The nuclear dispute is embedded in a set of overlapping security disputes between Iran on the one hand and the United States, Arab regional powers, Israel and the broader 'West' on the other. The second objective is to situate this examination of Iran in a comparative and thematic context. A large volume of information is available on, for instance, the historic efficacy of economic sanctions; on the influences that weigh upon states when deciding whether to pursue nuclear weapons; and on the ways in which states can and cannot use nuclear weapons as instruments of coercion or aggression. The third objective is to consider how policy responses by the West will and should evolve were Iran to resume its alleged nuclear-weapons programme, continue to undertake some degree of near-weaponisation or weaponisation or test and deploy nuclear weapons
War in Iraq : combat and consequence( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behandler krigen i Irak og navnlig følgerne og situationen i det besatte land samt forholdet mellem USA og Europa
Destination NATO : defence reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2003-13 by Rohan Maxwell( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defense reform has been a major component of Bosnia's stabilization and nation-building. Though true for many cases of post-conflict transition, it is especially so for Bosnia, which arguably has the most complex state structure in Europe. Ten years on from the start of Bosnia's defense-reform process, Destination NATO records and reviews the Bosnian experience of defense reform. The monograph offers policy-makers, practitioners and academics knowledge of the specific case of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and makes these insights relevant to defense-reform efforts in other contexts
Security in northern Europe : deterrence, defence and dialogue by John Andreas Olsen( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO's Northern members are increasingly concerned about Russia's military activities. This Whitehall Paper contains perspectives from prominent authors across the region, showing how member states are responding, individually and collectively, to Moscow's resurgence. Overall, it identifies the common but differentiated responsibility that member states have for security in the Alliance's northern regions
Turkey's new foreign policy : Davutoglu, the AKP and the pursuit of regional order by Aaron Stein( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkey's New Foreign Policy outlines the key tenets of the AKP's policy of strategic depth in the Middle East and how this marks a departure from traditional Turkish foreign policy. Particular attention is focused on the Turkish reaction to the political changes that swept through the Arab world including the Syrian civil war and presented Turkey with its most significant foreign-policy challenge to date
Global challenges and Africa : bridging divides, dealing with perceptions, rebuilding societies( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Med henblik på at undersøge de seneste modeller for ekstern intervention i de Afrikanske konflikter fandt i 2004 en dialog sted under deltagelse af top militære ledere, politikere forretningsfolk m.v. Kompendiet fokuserer i den anledning på konfliktløsning, sikkerhedsudfordringer, forhindringer for at gennemføre den demokratiseringsproces samt den generelle indflydelse heraf på den globale udvikling i Afrika
World defence systems( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behandler udviklingen inden for våbensystemer og våbenindustrien i flere lande
After the bubble : British private security companies after Iraq by Dominick Donald( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boom in protective security in Iraq has helped to create a group of British private security companies (PSCs) keen to establish a separate, British identity within a sector hitherto dominated by US companies. This paper presents a personal view from within one British PSC-- AEGIS-- and highlights the key issues likely to shape the debate about PSCs in the short and medium term
The ascendency of political risk management and its implications for global security and business investment by Peter Truscott( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper argues that risk management inherently requires a deeper understanding and appreciation of political risk if it is to play an efficient role in assessing and mitigating commercial risk. Political risk has a fundamental role in the generation of commercial risk in the twenty-first century. This paper examines the defence and energy sectors. It examines a number of quantitative and qualitative risk models utilized by industry and government, and determines whether they are fit for purpose. It identifies best practice in these sectors, and asks what forms of risk management approach and business structures best mitigate political risk
RUSI defence systems by Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies( )

in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defence industrial triptych : government as a customer, sponsor and regulator by Henrik Heidenkamp( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between government and the businesses that contribute towards the defence and security of the state is a critical one; it often underscores a modern state's foreign policy and sense of place in the world. Yet, despite its clear importance, this subject is underexplored and rarely analysed in a rigorous manner. As a consequence, government defence industrial policies, if they exist at all, often seem somewhat contrived, ill-considered and contradictory. The Defence Industrial Triptych systematically analyses the components and drivers of the relationships that bind a government to its defence industrial base by examining three major case studies: the UK, US and Germany, who between them account for over three quarters of NATO defence spending. The features of their defence industrial relationships -whether common or unique - provide vital lessons for policy-makers, industrialists and the taxpayer. As defence cuts bite across NATO and as the UK approaches the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the relationships this Whitehall Paper considers are more important than ever
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A question of security : the British defence review in an age of austerity
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