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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.

Sharpening the Dagger: Optimising Special Forces for Future Conflict

28 June 2021, 15:00

Militaries have found a persistent need to establish units that are detached from the conventional force structure to address discrete...

The Bomb Beyond Borders: How Do Democratic States and Their Citizens Think About Nuclear Use?

28 June 2021, 16:00

In recent decades, scholars and policymakers have advanced the view that the non-use of nuclear weapons since the Second World War can...

Prisons and Terrorism

30 June 2021, 16:00

Erupting in 1969, the Northern Ireland “troubles” continued with terrible intensity until 1998. The most enduring civil conflict in Western...

The Future of Energy Security and National Resilience

12 July 2021, 16:00

In this wide-ranging discussion, panellists will reflect on some of the key issues that will need to be addressed as part of the wider...

Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

14 July 2021, 16:00

In forensic and compelling detail, Professor Jytte Klausen shows how Islamist terrorism in Europe and North America has been driven, not by...

Whitehall Briefing - UK Security Policy After Brexit

29 April 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security implications. Currently, as a member state, the UK is connected to the other...

UK PONI Virtual Table Top Exercise - Nuclear Disarmament

24 April 2020, 9:00

Please note that application for places at this event has now closed.The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the...

Premier Perspectives: The Future of Politics

23 April 2020, 16:30

RUSI has a proud history of convening unique discussions, meetings and events. Alongside our publicised schedule of open-to-all and member-only events, we often bring groups together in more intimate and discreet ways. These invitation-only events...

Mapping a Pandemic: Lasting Consequences For The UK's Defence And Security Posture

23 April 2020, 14:00

Handling the coronavirus pandemic remains the British government’s key focus in the weeks and months ahead; it absorbs almost all of Whitehall’s policy and planning capacity. But what might be the lasting consequences of the pandemic on the UK’s...

Australia and the UK in the World’s Most Contested Region: A Conversation with Professor Rory Medcalf

22 April 2020, 10:00

As the UK seeks to strengthen its global engagement, the Indo-Pacific will be a key region. Within this vast space, the UK will need to find a balance between its engagements – from strategic partnerships with Japan and India, to a mission to engage...

CTF Online Symposium No. 1: The Lebanese Hezbollah Financing Threat in Europe

21 April 2020, 14:30

  In this webinar, Dr Levitt presented a research briefing on Hezbollah’s financing operations in Europe, as well as the steps being taken by EU member states to tackle these fundraising efforts.   Dr. Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow at...

The Changing Nature of Cyber Attacks

20 April 2020, 9:00

Speaker biography: Kevin Brown is Managing Director, BT Security. In this role, he makes sure that BT has the right policies and systems in place to keep the company’s assets – whether physical, logical or information – secure from attack. BT...

Mapping a Pandemic: East Africa and the Horn’s Conflict and Security Challenges in a Time of Pandemic

16 April 2020, 14:00

The Covid-19 pandemic is emerging in East Africa and the Horn at a moment when the region is facing crucial conflict and security challenges.   While hopes for peace and progress on regional cooperation were ignited by the election of Abiy Ahmed as...

“History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America” Book Launch with Bruno Maçães

15 April 2020, 16:00

Popular consensus says that the US rose over two centuries to Cold War victory and world domination, and is now in slow decline. But is this right? History’s great civilisations have always lasted much longer, and for all its colossal power, the US...

Mapping the Pandemic: How Coronavirus is Affecting the Middle East

09 April 2020, 14:00

While the pandemic has had the most devastating impact on Iran, coronavirus is affecting the rest of the Middle East as well. At this online event RUSI experts will offer their analysis on how different countries are dealing with the crisis and how...

Mapping a Pandemic: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus

02 April 2020, 14:00

The coronavirus pandemic has come at a time when the global liberal order was already grappling with a severe challenge from populist politicians and movements, as well as from a broader backlash against globalisation, borderless trade and the...

Online Briefing with UN Panel of Experts on North Korea: New Trends in North Korean Proliferation Finance

01 April 2020, 12:00

Dr Arnold will provide an update on the Panel’s forthcoming report, focusing on the most recent trends in North Korea’s proliferation financing.  The UN Panel of Experts on North Korea was set up to monitor the implementation of UN sanctions on...

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RUSI Paper Launch - The Challenge of Change: Acquiring Technologies for Defence in the UK

31 March 2020, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

ACCESS PAPER At a time when the Western world is placing emphasis on the importance of bringing more innovation to defence, this paper identifies seven contextual features that enhance the chances of successful innovations and suggests how these...

POSTPONED: A Conversation with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

25 March 2020, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Will tomorrow’s wars be fought on the same terms as today's, and how will humanitarians need to adapt? How does the concept of ‘partnered warfare’ help mitigate the humanitarian impacts of modern conflict? Digitalisation, artificial intelligence and...

UK PONI Roundtable: Project SANDSTONE – using open-source methods to expose North Korea’s illicit smuggling networks

20 March 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

North Korea’s continued development of their nuclear and ballistic missile programmes has led to the tightening of sanctions on the country. This includes a near complete ban on its main exports – such as coal, iron, lead and seafood – in an effort...

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