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.
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.
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.
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.
This article launches a series examining the top 10 serious and organised crime threats to the UK and their evolution over the past decade. It traces the journey of the overarching threat posed, with a focus on the blurring of the lines with state threats.
Turkey has long sought to establish a gas hub, and Russia has now stepped in, offering to help drive that vision. As the project takes shape, so do the risks facing Turkey and neighbouring countries thirsty for profitable deals.
A recent conference held at the London School of Economics and Political Science highlighted the difficulties faced by Ukraine’s female servicemembers. Tackling these problems will require improved national policy guidance and coordination, as well as continued international attention and funding.
As the UK hosts a two-day AI security summit, the authors reflect on how the technology aids fake news and narratives – particularly in the run-up to 2024, a crucial year for elections in many Western democracies.
Following the 7 October attack by Hamas, Israel has determined to destroy the terrorist group controlling Gaza once and for all. The question is not just whether or not it will succeed, but what its plan is for the day after.