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  Royal United Services Institute
November 2015 Issue 72
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Strategic Defence and Security Review
SDSR 2015
Following the publication of the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), RUSI experts assess the implications for UK defence and security.

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New look
This month, RUSI launched a fresh new look to its website.

With a streamlined user experience and new design, the site will enable RUSI to excel in what it does best: offer authoritative analysis, content and material on unfolding developments in defence and security.

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Air Strikes in Syria
SDSR 2015

As the UK Parliament votes to extend air strikes over Syria, RUSI published a briefing paper examining the case and consequences for the action.
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Sound Strategy or Dodgy Dossier? Cameron’s Case for Syria Strikes

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Russia-Turkey Tensions Over Syria - 
Initial Reactions 

Paris Terror Attacks
SDSR 2015
Analysis of the 13 November Paris attacks and implications for security agencies in France and around the world.

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Latest Publications
Investigatory Powers Bill
In response to the announcement of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, in part based on RUSI's own Independent Surveillance Review RUSI has published a guide examining the bill and the issues it addresses.

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The October/November issue of the RUSI Journal features a spotlight on Britain's place in Europe and the foreign policy impact of the upcoming referendum. 

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The Whole Force Concept
This Occasional Paper examines the impact of the Whole Force approach on the UK Ministry of Defence and analyses if the MoD has been successful in its attempt to become more business-like.

Strengthening Britain's Voice in the World 
A report by the UK Foreign and Security Policy Working Group examining Britain's place in the world and how this can be improved.

RUSI 1831 Fund 
RUSI is delighted to announce the launch of the 1831 Fund. Named after the date of RUSI's foundation by the Duke of Wellington, the fund is designed to help develop both the research and the physical facilities of the Institute for the future.

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Farewell to Professor Michael Clarke
Professor Michael Clarke
This month Professor Michael Clarke steps down as Director General of RUSI. Paying tribute to his leadership, Lord William Hague, the Institute's Chairman, said that 'Under his stewardship RUSI has established itself as one of the country's pre-eminent think-tanks across a broad spectrum of security challenges'. 

Watch former British Ambassador and long-standing member of RUSI Sir Harold Walker deliver an appreciation of Professor Clarke on behalf of RUSI members

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Forthcoming Events
Beyond the Balance Sheet: Targeting the Proceeds of Crime
03 December 

The Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2015
07 December

The UK and the EU: Redefining the Relationship or Heading for the Exit?
07 December

Yemen's forgotten war
10 December

Security and the High North
14 December

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2015
16 December

Full list of events
Major Conferences
Information in Warfare Conference 2016
9 February 2016
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