In the light of recent attempts by the Chinese Communist Party to infiltrate the UK Parliament and Western business organisations, how can allied democracies safeguard themselves against this growing threat?
This is the third in a series of articles on the top 10 serious and organised crime threats to the UK and their evolution over the past decade. This article traces the journey of the threat from money laundering, one that is central to the operations of organised crime. For all the progress made, an effective UK response remains elusive.
Ukraine’s recent long-range strikes against the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol and its ships triggered discussions about the related operational impact. Much less attention has been paid to the important strategic implications of Ukraine’s successful military activities in the Black Sea.
Two years on from the launch of RUSI’s European Security in Transformation Programme, the continent’s security has changed profoundly. The pieces are starting to settle into new patterns, accelerated by Russia’s war on Ukraine, as new actors and groupings emerge. For the UK, this shifting landscape creates both challenges and leadership opportunities as it heads towards its next general election.
This is the second in a series of articles on the top 10 serious and organised crime threats to the UK and their evolution over a decade. This article traces the journey of the threat posed by modern slavery and human trafficking, which has risen rapidly up the policy agenda over a decade.
Napoleon is admired as one of the greatest strategists ever; he won most of his battles and dictated the terms of the peace treaties that ended his individual wars. Yet in the end, he was defeated, and his empire fell apart. So how great a strategist was he really?
This Policy Brief is a summary of the key lessons learned from a preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE) project in Kenyan universities. The brief offers recommendations for similar youth- or student-led interventions in a university setting.
Notwithstanding its difficulties at the front in Ukraine and economic hardships at home, Russia continues to pursue AI and other emerging technologies in a bid to future-proof its armed forces. However, it faces several major hurdles to before it can reach its objective of achieving battlefield superiority in selected areas.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has focused attention on energy supply chains and contributed to growing unease in the West about the fact that supply chains for the commodities necessary for the global energy transition are highly concentrated in China (or are under Chinese control).
This article is part of a special series, and examines the first of the top 10 serious and organised crime threats to the UK and their evolution over the past decade. It traces the journey of the fraud threat – which has grown exponentially to represent the most experienced crime in England and Wales today – and the response to it.