Gareth Stansfield writes ‘East of Suez’ paper

Professor Stansfield and Dr Saul Kelly from Defence Studies Department, King’s College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College have just published a co-authored RUSI paper in which they suggest that the UK’s ‘return east of Suez’ is more evolutionary than revolutionary and only partially related to the US pivot towards the Pacific.  The Foreword is written by SSI Associate Director and RUSI Director General, Professor Mike Clarke who takes the view that there are “compelling reasons for the UK to take its Gulf relationships much more seriously”.

The RUSI Press Release has already sparked media in the Guardian http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/defence-and-security-blog/2013/apr/29/uae-human-rights-arms particularly ahead of today’s visit of UAE president Sheikh Khalifa to the UK.

 

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