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Professor Malcolm Chalmers is Deputy Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). His research is focused on UK defence, foreign and security policy. His recent publications have included studies on: Brexit and European security; the UK’s Modernising Defence Programme review; prospects for, and implications of, a war in Korea; the UK and the North Atlantic; implications of Brexit for UK foreign and security policy; future nuclear threats to the UK; the 2015 Spending Review outcome for the MoD, FCO, Home Office, DFID and cross-government funds. In recent months, he led RUSI ‘track 2’ delegations to Taiwan and Russia; led the UK delegation to the Trilateral Nuclear Dialogue in Washington DC; and was the only UK expert to participate in the consultation conference for France’s Defence Review.
Chalmers was a member of the consultative panel for both the 2010 and 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Reviews (SDSR), and a member of the external advisory group for DFID's Building Stability Strategy. He is an Adviser to Parliament’s Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (since 2012). He was a Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, Kings College, London (2008-2011). During 2006-2007, he was a Senior Special Adviser in the FCO to Foreign Secretaries Jack Straw MP and Margaret Beckett MP.