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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.

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E.g., Oct 17 2018

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Breakfast Briefing: Virtual Currencies - Virtue or Vice?

18 October 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Virtual currencies (and cryptoassets more generally) are never far from the headlines and continue to gain in popularity. Yet, global regulatory responses remain inconsistent, ranging from hostility...

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Israel, Iran and Russia: where to next in the Middle East

19 October 2018, 9:15
RUSI Whitehall

At this event Brig.-Gen Herzog will discuss Israeli strategy vis-à-vis Iran in Syria, the role of Iran in the region, as well as how the winding down of the Syrian civil war is resulting in new...

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JUEST Network Launch: Towards a Comprehensive UK-EU Security Treaty

22 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Network encourages multidisciplinary research and engagement to influence, irrespective of the course Brexit takes, the future development of strong and sustainable EU–UK security and criminal...

RUSI Members Only

Regional order: forging new alliances in the Middle East

23 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Gulf Cooperation Council has been transformed by the blockade imposed upon Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in June 2017. After 16 months of impasse the crisis does not appear...

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RUSI Whitehall Paper Launch - Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defence and Dialogue

23 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The volume looks at how key NATO allies can respond to the changing strategic situation through a successful mix of effective deterrence, a credible ability to fight, and constructive dialogue with...

RUSI Members Only

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An extensive programme of work has been conducted in government on the...

UK PONI Members Only

UK PONI Nuclear Technology Workshop

29 October 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop covering the basics of nuclear technology including fuel cycles, nuclear weapons and delivery systems aimed at early career professionals working in the nuclear...

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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Swiss-UK Dialogue: Promoting a Coordinated Response to De-Risking

29 October 2018, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Given that the nature and impact of ‘de-risking’ are generally well-recognised, this event will focus on solutions. This includes a review of the implementation and effectiveness of existing measures...

UK PONI Members Only

UK PONI Roundtable: Denuclearising North Korea

31 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

North Korea has continued to feature in global headlines throughout 2018. However the focus this year has shifted from provocation and high tensions, to diplomatic initiatives in support of...

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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Regional order: forging new alliances in the Middle East

23 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Gulf Cooperation Council has been transformed by the blockade imposed upon Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in June...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An...

Lethal AI and Autonomy Conference

07 November 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy continue to hit the headlines of major media outlets, yet few of these deal with the specific...

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule The World And How to Take It Back

09 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

From the passport-vendors of St Kitts and Nevis, to the secrecy vendors of Nevada, to the property vendors of Knightsbridge, it exposes a...

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary effort, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev,...

RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence...

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

16 January 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Conversations about space across the UK government are dominated by the military and industry.  Despite broad agreement across other government departments on the importance of space, there seems to...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In...

Black Rhino

The Wildlife Trafficking-Security Nexus: Targeting the Organised Crime Threat

10 October 2018, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

However, organised criminal wildlife trafficking and its security implications are often not addressed as comprehensively as they could be. Part of the challenge is the lack of an established research base setting out the relevant organised crime...

Operational and Strategic Responses to Cybercrime: a Conversation with New York District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr

09 October 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will address the latest challenges posed by cybercrime, including the increased anonymity associated with encryption and virtual currencies. The District Attorney will also share his office’s experience in developing a comprehensive...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance for the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And there is no doubt that Britain’s commitment to Ukrainehas been genuine: the UK has trained almost 10,000 Ukrainian...

Soldiers of Character: Research Report

03 October 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Complementing work by the Jubilee Centre about virtues in professional practice and public service, the Soldiers of Character research report presents the results of a rare empirical study of over 240 junior British Army officers from twelve...

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

01 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Are cyber operations as revolutionary as the headlines suggest?  Do they compel rival states and alter international politics? By examining cyber strategy as a contemporary form of political warfare and covert action, this book demonstrates that the...

Known Unknowns: Plugging the UK’s Intelligence Gaps on Money Laundering Involving Professional Services Providers

26 September 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Members of the UK’s professional services sector, including lawyers, accountants, estate agents and trust and company services providers, are regarded as key actors in so-called high-end money laundering. However, the involvement and roles of these...

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Relationship: Quest for Regional Peace

24 September 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Eid ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban offered hope for the stagnated peace process in Afghanistan. However, the resumption of large-scale fighting soon after and the Taliban attack on the city of Ghazni showed the...

Open House 2018

22 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Designed by Sir Aston Webb, the home of the Royal United Services Institute is a Grade ll* listed building built as a discreet addition to Banqueting House in 1895; at the time the extension housed their offices, lecture hall and galleried library...

War and its Aftermath: Artists’ views

22 September 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Current Situation in Ukraine: Ukrainian Armed Forces as a Key Element for Deterrence

21 September 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

During the 21st Century, misunderstood assumptions of Russian geopolitical intentions led to the degradation of defence capabilities in the West, fuelling military aggression and interference by the Russian Federation in its 'near abroad'. As a...

NATO Strategy in the Black Sea

19 September 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

While Western strategists have fretted over Russia’s revanchism in Ukraine and uncertainties over Russian designs on the Baltic states, less attention has been paid to the Black Sea, a region of significant strategic interest. Under President Putin...

Sold Out: Breakfast Briefing - Cyber and Information Security: A Danish Perspective

19 September 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In April 2018, the Danish government launched a National Strategy for Cyber and Information Security, designed to address growing challenges in the digital and cognitive domains. As one of the world’s most digitalised countries, Denmark has in...

ISIS in South Asia

13 September 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

With ISIS losing territory in Iraq and Syria, there are questions surrounding the organizational form the group will take next. Kabir Taneja will discuss his recent monograph, The ISIS Phenomenon: South Asia and Beyond, which aims to fill the lacuna...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer reflected on what independent air power has achieved. He argued that in the modern environment we need to get back to educating our officer...

Prospects for Peace, Development, Security, Democratisation and Stability in Sudan and the Region

26 July 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

As well as being the Imam of the Ansar, a Sufi order, Imam Sadiq Al Mahdi is the leader of the National Umma Party and was Prime Minister of Sudan from 1986 until 1989, when he was deposed in a coup by now President Omar al Bashir, and continues to...

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