The SSI/RUSI partnership really came into its own again when Prof Mike Clarke led a discussion recently on strategy during the Cold War. The RUSI-SSI partnership adds a distinctive, sharp policy focus to the MA programme.
Later in the week, senior RUSI staff member and SSI Hon Prof Jonathan Eyal set out the causes of the Bosnia conflict. This provided a firm foundation for the MStrat field trip to Sarajevo in June. After the field work, SSI students will meet Lord Paddy Ashdown who played a key strategic leadership role in the Balkans: in that session they will jointly assess the prospects for security and stability in a volatile Region that, despite falling from the media headlines, is still critically important to European security.