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  Royal United Services Institute
September 2015 Issue 70
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New RUSI Director General Announced
RUSI is delighted to announce that Dr. Karin Von Hippel has been appointed as the new Director General and will replace Professor Michael Clarke from 1 December this year.

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Latest Publications
 
The 'Missing Links' in SDSR Financing: Organised Crime, Migration and Diplomacy considers the impact of the National Security Risk Assessment on the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review.
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Tackling Money Laundering: Towards a New Model for Information Sharing
puts forward recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of public–private co-operation against financial crime.
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The Illusion of Complicity: Terrorism and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in East Africa examines the links between criminal gangs, terrorist groups and the illegal ivory trade and makes recommendations to counter all three.
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Latest Speakers at RUSI
In September RUSI hosted key international figures including Defence Secretary Michael Fallon MP and United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work. >
Latest Analysis

Russia
How Bolstering Military Support for Assad Helps Russia in Syria and Ukraine

Counter Terrorist Finance
Cutting Red Tape: Striking the Balance between Reulatory Burden and Financial Integrity

Iran
How Obama Beat Congress on Iran
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Trench Gascoigne
The Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize, the Royal United Services Institute’s annual competition awarded for original writing on contemporary issues of national and international defence and security, is now open for 2015.

Details of the competition rules and requirements are available here.

The closing date for entries is Friday 13 November 2015.
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The UK's Transition and Redeployment from Southern Afghanistan in 2014
28 Sept
Illicit Flows and Migration: Profiting from Tragedy
01 Oct
Islamic Manuscript Collections in Conflict Zones: Safeguarding Written Heritage
5-7 Oct
Whitehall Dialogue- The RAF's Armed Drone Programme: Synergies and Differences with the US Model
07 Oct

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