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       Royal United Services Institute August 2013   Issue 045       
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General (Retd) David H PetraeusRUSI News

General (Retd) David H Petraeus named RUSI Senior Vice President

The Council of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) is delighted to name General (Retd) David H Petraeus as Senior Vice President.

This honorary role was created by RUSI's trustees and advisory council in recognition of General Petraeus' long association with the Institute and his distinguished contribution to the study and development of defence and international security concepts, as well as his implementation of those concepts in operations in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Earlier this year, General Petraeus was conferred  RUSI's Chesney Gold Medal for his lifetime service to the field of security studies and operations.

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Read General Petraeus' latest article reflecting on counterinsurgency >


RUSI Annual Report 2012-2013

The Royal United Services Institute is the world's oldest defence and security think tank. RUSI's activities in the year 2012-2013 has been dominated by an active research and international security programme. And RUSI continues to be a leading platform and commentator on defence and security.

‘For nearly two-hundred years, the Royal United Services Institute has driven the global debate on defence and security issues and it is now the pre- eminent forum for the innovative critical thinking that is so essential for the policy-makers of today and tomorrow.’

                            Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister

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Key RUSI events this Autumn

Wellington’s Light Division: The Birth of the Modern Infantryman

2 September 2013, 1600-1800

Mark Urban, Dr Huw Davies and Dr Peter Caddick-Adamsmen will discuss how the 95th Rifles shaped the course of British military evolution.  

Future Maritime Operations Conference
9-10 September 2013

Looking at the roles of Maritime Expeditionary Forces in future crises, contingencies and conflict prevention.

Defence Information Superiority 2013

26-27 September 2013
Examining how developments in social media, big data and information assurance/cyber security benefit and challenge Defence.

Countering Terrorism Overseas

14-15 October 2013
Investigating the international community’s response to the changing threat of terrorism.

Latest RUSI Publication

RUSI Journal
August/September 2013

Europe after Britain
The latest issue of the RUSI Journal examines the implications to European defence and security should the UK leave the EU.

The Increasing Threat of Chinese Organised Crime

The Ideological Evolution of Boko Haram in Nigeria: Merging Local Salafism and International Jihadism

Goodbye America? Transatlantic Grand Strategy after the Financial Crisis

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More publications: www.rusi.org/publications 

RUSI Analysis
Posts analysing the latest defence and security stories

Recent analysis - 

Al-Qa'ida's August Surprise?

How Might Syria Come Back to the UK?

Explaining Ergenekon: Civil Military Relations in Turkey's Post-Coup Era

The Future of Indian Sea power: Navalists versus Continentalists

Honeymoon in Tehran: Rouhani's first 100 days

More analysis at www.rusi.org/analysis


2013 Shortlist Announced for Duke of Wesminster's Medal for Military Literature

The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce that the following books have been selected for the 2013 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature shortlist. The final winner will be announced at the annual award ceremony in November this year.

To see the shortlist and but the books, click here.