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RUSI is the podium of choice for world leaders and senior policymakers, and is ideally placed to attract high-quality speakers and participants at its events. These vary in size and format from set-piece lectures to conferences and seminars.

UK Defence and Security Policy: The Labour Party’s Vision

26 February 2021, 11:00

With the Government’s long-awaited Integrated Review expected to be published shortly and a new funding settlement for the MoD announced...

Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin’s Agents

10 March 2021, 16:00

In 2010, a group of Russian deep cover ‘sleeper agents’ were arrested in the US. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and...

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

17 March 2021, 16:00

Bellingcat has redefined the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future. Its founder tells the story of how he and his team...

Future War and the Defence of Europe

01 April 2021, 14:00

Europeans should be under no illusion: unless they do far more for their own defence, and do this very differently, all that they now take...

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Each of the three efforts is aiming to eventually field a family of systems which will work together to deliver future air power effects. However, exactly what form this family of systems will take...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

ACCESS NOWThe use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used widely during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve agent attack on British soil. Although there has...

US Elections and International Kleptocracy: What to Watch for

22 September 2020, 16:00

This November, US citizens will choose the President who will lead the country during the next four years. As always, this American election is a global affair with far-reaching implications for other countries. This is especially so when it comes...

Bridging the Innovation Gap: How to Improve Cooperation Between Tech Startups and the National Security Community

22 September 2020, 15:00

Despite efforts to bridge it, the gap between innovative tech startups and the national security community remains an enormous challenge for Western countries.It’s an especially serious issue as strategic competitors such as China can much more...

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – Locating Meaning in Salafi Jihadi Content

22 September 2020, 14:00

The research presented by Dr Ali Fisher and Dr Nico Prucha in this session is a synthesis of three studies which have respectively examined: the documents shared in the ‘Caliphate Library’ Telegram channel, a 300,000-page archive of Salafi-Jihadi...

Tom Tugendhat on Reappraising UK Foreign Policy Towards China

22 September 2020, 10:30

The coronavirus crisis and the introduction of a new security law in Hong Kong has underlined the need for a better understanding of China's place in the world and an urgent reappraisal of the UK-China bilateral relationship. In his speech, Tom...

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What role is there for media development in preventing and countering violent extremism? Observations from the STRIVE programme in Kenya

21 September 2020, 12:00

Media development is rarely discussed in programming to prevent or counter violent extremism (P/CVE). It sits uneasily alongside strategic communication and the use of alternative and counter narratives to respond to propagated narratives by...

Cyber Attacks – What Actual Harm Do They Cause?

18 September 2020, 14:00

After six years leading the UK Government’s approach to cyber security, including as the founding CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre,  Ciaran Martin takes a fresh look at the impact of cyber-attacks on the UK, drawing on his personal...

Sino-Indian Crisis: Instability along the Line of Actual Control

17 September 2020, 12:00

The Sino-Indian border is at its most volatile since the two countries went to war in 1962. The ongoing crisis has seen the first instances of fatalities and firing along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since 1975, putting the region at risk of...

Extreme Threats to the UK

17 September 2020, 9:00

The UK’s nuclear deterrent is intended to ensure its security against the most extreme threats. According to the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review, “it would be irresponsible to assume that the UK will not in...

Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Organising Ourselves for the Next Crisis

16 September 2020, 16:00

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, a fact that had previously not been considered critical became obvious: most Western countries are ill-prepared for crises. While governments may have plans, crisis preparedness needs to involve the...

Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE II) Kenya

Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE II) Kenya: Project Closing Lessons Learned and Evaluation

16 September 2020, 9:00

READ REPORT STRIVE II Kenya (Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism) is the follow-on programme to STRIVE Horn of Africa, the first EU funded countering violent extremism (CVE) programme in the region.  The programme is coming to a close...

Ahead of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Can Multilateralism be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

14 September 2020, 16:00

This wide-ranging conversation covered the multilateral response to the Covid-19 crisis to date and will look ahead to the key themes of the 75th United Nations General Assembly - from Covid to climate, and from biodiversity to gender - and will...

Paper Launch: Management of Defence After the Levene Reforms: What Comes Next?

10 September 2020, 12:00

Generated in part as a contribution to thinking for the Integrated Review, this paper builds on an analysis of almost a century of efforts to promote greater coordination among the individual services and identifies current weaknesses. It ...

Whitehall Briefing - The Future of UK–EU Intelligence Sharing in a Post-Brexit World

09 September 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The UK has been deeply embedded in EU security mechanisms for many years. In fact, the UK was instrumental in developing many of the capabilities which are now relied upon to facilitate co-operation and data sharing between member states’...

“Why the Germans Do It Better” Notes from a Grown Up Country

08 September 2020, 16:00

Emerging from a collection of disparate city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much prosperity in such a short time frame. Today, as much of the world succumbs to authoritarianism and...

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