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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.

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

21 September 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

During the 21st Century, misunderstood assumptions of Russian geopolitical intentions led to the degradation of defence capabilities in the...

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Relationship: Quest for Regional Peace

24 September 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Eid ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban offered hope for the stagnated peace process in Afghanistan. However, the...

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

01 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Are cyber operations as revolutionary as the headlines suggest?  Do they compel rival states and alter international politics? By examining...

Soldiers of Character: Research Report

03 October 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Complementing work by the Jubilee Centre about virtues in professional practice and public service, the Soldiers of Character research...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance to the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And...

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

02 October 2018, 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...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance to the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

“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...

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...

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...

EU Defence and Security after Brexit

13 March 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

As Prime Minister Theresa May made clear in her speech at the Munich Security Conference in February, the UK is committed to building a ‘deep and special partnership’ on foreign, defence and security policy with the EU after Brexit. To discuss the...

Saudi Arabia’s Reforms: Countering Extremism in a Changing Kingdom

08 March 2018, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s high-profile social and economic modernisation programme, Vision 2030, has shaken up the Kingdom. The Crown Prince’s emphasis on reforming society, in particular by introducing more freedoms for...

The Syrian War: Seven Years In and No End in Sight

08 March 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Since it began seven years ago, the Syrian war has waxed and waned, developing increasingly complex dynamics. An underlying condition has been that no side has been strong enough, or shown enough desire to win and fully control the territory. 2018...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

  ORAL Transcript A lot has changed since 1975. Some of it even at the Ministry of Defence but plenty still holds true. In 1975 you invited one of my distinguished predecessors Sir Michael Cary to this very hall to speak to you on exactly the same...

Sir John Scarlett and Gill Bennett on How Russia Sees the World

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Russia has gone through enormous changes over the last hundred years, from the Revolutions of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, from post-Cold War economic adjustments to what in the 21st century appears to be a time of increasing...

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

27 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and disarmament.  Every 5 years states...

The UK Defence Industrial Strategy – An Analysis

22 February 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Just before Christmas in 2017 the Ministry of Defence announced the UK’s defence industrial policy in support of the National Security Strategy. Professor John Louth and Professor Trevor Taylor present their emerging research findings on the factors...

Hybrid Threats in Europe: Lessons and Responses

22 February 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Europe is not alone in this respect, with hybrid tactics increasingly being employed in the Asia-Pacific region. The reality of non-warfare strategic competition being waged in Europe and Asia present the two regions with a new threat landscape and...

 A US Air Force ‪‎B-52‬ Stratofortress leads aircraft formation of two Polish

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

As several NATO countries prepare to take delivery of the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the next few years, and France and Germany announce their intention to cooperate on the design and procurement of a European fifth or sixth...

Through Times of Trouble - Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within

12 February 2018, 17:00

The book focuses on the participants' own voices and personalities, drawing extensively on first-hand research and interviews. It follows the stages of assembling different conflict ingredients together, and the rebellion's zigzagging fortunes after...

UK PONI: How to tackle Cyber Security Challenges in the Nuclear Industry

07 February 2018, 17:30

The UK's National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016 - 2021 highlighted the potential risks that advanced state cyber programmes could pose to the UK's critical national infrastructure, and the decreasing rarity of the use of offensive cyber tools...

Days of the Fall: A Reporter's Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars

07 February 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past five years, Dr Jonathan Spyer has spent time in Aleppo, Baghdad, Damascus, Mosul, Idlib, Hasaka and other frontline areas. He witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the conflict – the rescue of the trapped Yezidis from the...

Urban Warfare: Past, Present, Future

02 February 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

For Conference Presentations, please click here. The exceptional speaker panel, mixing historians, analysts and practitioners demonstrated those continuities in the challenges posed by such battles, and how both global trends and the changing...

Warfare in the Information Age

31 January 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Following on from the 2017 Warfare in the Information Age (WITIA) Conference, the objective of this event is to assess the extent to which the ideas and concepts underpinning WITIA are being reflected in developments in both UK and other nation's...

A Discussion with David Green CB QC

30 January 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

After six years at the helm of the SFO, David Green will be stepping down in 2018. His time as Director has seen the repositioning of the SFO as an effective and credible investigator and prosecutor of top level fraud and commercial bribery....

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