A unique institution, founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI embodies nearly two centuries of forward thinking, free discussion, and careful reflection on defence and security matters.
RUSI is a British institution but operates with an international perspective. Offices in Nairobi and Brussels reinforce our global reach. We have amassed over the years an outstanding reputation for quality and objectivity. Our heritage, location at the heart of Whitehall, together with our range of contacts both inside and outside government, but always strictly independent of it, give RUSI a unique insight and authority.
As a research-led institution, all RUSI activity is linked to its world-class research base. Noted for its quality, RUSI analysis is accurate, objective and policy relevant. RUSI maintains a wide range of multidisciplinary research specialisms.
RUSI publications offer rigorous, timely and policy-relevant analysis of UK and international defence and security issues. Leading thinkers and practitioners contribute to RUSI's authoritative periodicals, monographs, books and reports.
RUSI is the podium of choice for world-leaders and senior policy-makers and is ideally placed to attract high-quality speakers and participants at its events. These vary in size and format from intimate seminars to large conferences.