Adversarial Studies Videos

This initiative aims to enable a better understanding of competitors and challengers in the military space.



The aim is to inform and assist those seeking to better understand potential adversaries.

Primarily through presentations from RUSI Military Sciences experts, this project aims to amalgamate the research into more targeted and digestible packages that military personnel may find useful.


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Adversarial Studies Seminars

The project is part of RUSI’s Profession of Arms Programme run by the Military Sciences research group.

Episode 19: How the War in Ukraine is Evolving
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Episode 18: The War in Ukraine and Taiwan’s Defensive Planning
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Episode 17: Analysing the Performance of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine
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Episode 16: The 21st Century Urban Battlespace
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Episode 15: The Russian Army’s Approach to Warfare
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Episode 14: Innovation and Great Power Competition
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Episode 13: Granularity in the Grey Zone: Distinct Adversary Approaches to Sub-Threshold Competition
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Episode 12: The Rise of China’s Navy in the Indo-Pacific: Challenges and Response Options
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Episode 11: Russian Strategic Thinking and the Kremlin’s Approach to Coercion
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Episode 10: Forceful Persuasion: The Psychology of Convincing an Opponent They Are Beaten
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Episode 9: Living with Uncertainty: The Assumptions Underpinning Chinese Nuclear Strategy
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Episode 8: Countering Malign Information Operations: The Lithuanian Experience
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Episode 7: Carried Over the Threshold: Hybrid Tactics and Responses
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Episode 6: The Information Domain Threat Environment
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Episode 5: Deterrence on NATO’s Eastern Flank: The Challenge of IAMD
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Episode 4: Anti-satellite Weapons
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Episode 3: Integrated Coercion: The Case of China
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Episode 2: Iranian Command and Control for Proxy Warfare
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Episode 1: Russian and Chinese Air Defences
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