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Polish Lessons Learned from Operations and Defence Transformation
Lecture by General Franciszek Gagor, Chief of Defence Staff of Poland, on Polish experiences derived from the field of operations, as ...

Polish Lessons Learned from Operations and Defence Transformation
Lecture by General Franciszek Gagor, Chief of Defence Staff of Poland, on Polish experiences derived from the field of operations, as ...

Turkish Foreign Policy; challenges and opportunities
RUSI welcomed Ali Babacan, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, for a speech on Turkey’s foreign policy preoccupations. ...

The 4 RIFLES Battle Group Operations in Basra, Summer 2007
Colonel P N Y M Sanders DSO OBE recounts the British withdrawal from Basra, Summer 2007 ...

The 4 RIFLES Battle Group Operations in Basra, Summer 2007
Colonel P N Y M Sanders DSO OBE recounts the British withdrawal from Basra, Summer 2007 ...

NATO Operations - Internal and External Challenges - General John Craddock
General John Craddock, formerly Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) spoke on the current and future tasks ahead of the organisation's Sixtieth ...

Military History Lecture - The Origins of the American Civil War: What Can We Learn from the Way a Society Remembers a War?
Long fascinated with the origins of the American Civil War, Professor Brian Holden Reid will address the various ways ‘blame’ has ...

RUSI Future Maritime Operations Conference 2010
As the United Kingdom (UK) moves from the Green Paper, through a General Election and to a future defence and security ...

The Future Defence Review: Red Teaming a Green Paper - Part of the RUSI Future Defence Review Event Series
Building on the success of the previous three RUSI conferences analysing the issues affecting the development of the United Kingdom’s Future ...

Members' Lecture -The Challenges Facing Defence
A lecture by Sir Bill Jeffrey KCB, Permanent Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, UK. ...

Complex Programmes Management: Discovering What Really Gets Results
This event launches an innovative and collaborative research project bringing together a community of public, private and 3rd sector organisations to ...

Courage and Commitment: Doing the Job in Afghanistan, Supporting Personnel at Home
A lecture by the Rt. Hon. Bob Ainsworth MP, Secretary of State for Defence, UK. ...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture
In his annual lecture to the Royal United Services Institute in London, the Chief of the Defence Staff said the Taliban ...

Hard Choices, Sharpened Resolve: Renewed Mutual Purpose
A lecture by His Excellency Mr Louis B. Susman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the ...

Towards Zero: Britain’s role in furthering nuclear non-proliferation and multilateral approaches to disarmament
A high-profile conference on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. ...

The Strategic Defence and Security Review: A Conservative View of Defence and Future Challenges
A lecture by Dr Liam Fox MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence and Conservative Member of Parliament for Woodspring. In ...

Modern Society, Military Traditions: Effective Armed Forces in Today’s Britain
A lecture by Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, UK. Defence is acting to reflect the values ...

Commemorating our Armed Forces: Remembrance in a Modern Society
The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies and The Art Fund, Britain’s leading art charity, would like to ...

The Foreign Policy Framework of a New Conservative Government
An address by The Rt Hon William Hague MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet. As the ...

A Conservative Party View of UK Defence Policy
The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Kensington and Chelsea, outlined his party’s policy ...

A Labour Party View of UK Defence Policy
The Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth, Secretary of State for Defence, outlined his party’s policy of defence in advance of the General ...

Whither Welfare? Restructuring Welfare in the Military Community
Following the publication of the RUSI report, this workshop will bring together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to ...

The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent: Past, Present and Future
A lecture by Professor Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London. Ever ...

The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent: Past, Present and Future
A lecture by Professor Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London. Ever ...

Take Me Back to Constantinople - How Byzantium, not Rome, can help preserve Pax Americana
A lecture by Edward Luttwak, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, DC) and author of The ...

Is There a Right to Humanitarian Intervention?
A lecture by the Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, former Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor. ...

General Petraeus and Ambassador Sedwill: The International Mission in Afghanistan
General David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Mark Sedwell delivered speeches at RUSI today concerning the ongoing International Mission in Afghanistan and ...

General Petraeus and Ambassador Sedwill: The International Mission in Afghanistan
General David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Mark Sedwell delivered speeches at RUSI today concerning the ongoing International Mission in Afghanistan and ...

Armed Forces 2020: Reserves in Transformation
In announcing the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the Prime Minister has directed a review to determine whether the UK‘s ...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party
A lecture by General Sir David Richards, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence. ...

Afghanistan: Lessons for the Future
A lecture by the Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. Jim Murphy talked about the priorities for ...

The Reform of the Bundeswehr
A briefing on the reform of the German military by Christian Schmidt, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Minister of Defence ...

Cyber Challenges for National Security
Debating how the new National Cyber Security Strategy, developments at the FCO Cyber Security Conference in early November, and ongoing debates ...

Palestinian Statehood? Security Implications for the Region
The Royal United Services Institute has brought together experts from across the Middle East and beyond to discuss the impact of ...

Palestinian Statehood? Security Implications for the Region
The Royal United Services Institute has brought together experts from across the Middle East and beyond to discuss the impact of ...

Russia-UK Bilateral Relations
A lecture by His Excellency Mr Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Court of St James’s. Ambassador Yakovenko ...

Russia-UK Bilateral Relations
A lecture by His Excellency Mr Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Court of St James’s. Ambassador Yakovenko ...

Syria: The Road to Democracy
A lecture by Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, Syrian scholar. When the Syrian National Council was formed, there were high hopes that ...

Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation
Presenting the findings and policy implications of a new RUSI briefing paper on Taliban reconciliation. ...

China's Security Concerns and Its National Security Strategy
In an address to RUSI Members, Maj Gen Gong Xianfu, Vice Chairman of the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) ...

The Permanent Crisis: Iran’s Nuclear Trajectory
Jon Snow, David Miliband, Richard Dalton and Shashank Joshi discuss the ways forward for the Iranian nuclear crisis. ...

The Permanent Crisis: Iran’s Nuclear Trajectory
Jon Snow, David Miliband, Richard Dalton and Shashank Joshi discuss the ways forward for the Iranian nuclear crisis. ...

Foreign Secretary on Countering Terrorism
Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke at RUSI on countering terrorism overseas. The Foreign Secretary outlined the UK's commitment to security ...

Danny Alexander on the Trident Alternative Review
Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and lead Minister of the Trident Alternatives Review, delivered a speech ...

Danny Alexander on the Trident Alternative Review
Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and lead Minister of the Trident Alternatives Review, delivered a speech ...

The Role of Information Systems
The fourth and final workshop in the Alternative Energy and Sustainability Series will discuss balance between the benefit that information systems ...

Director of Security Service on MI5 and the Evolving Threat
Address by the Director General of the Security Service, Andrew Parker, to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Whitehall, 8 October ...

Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature 2013
The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce that this year’s 2013 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature – ...

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Putin and Xi Jinping Analysis: Ukraine: Quiet Support for Russia Will Harm China's Long-Term Interests 11 Apr 2014 by Dr Jonathan Eyal
Though China is reticent over aspects of Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine, the general assumption in Beijing is that China could benefit from the Ukraine crisis. But a more careful look at the potential fallout from the showdown indicates that China’s strategic horizons are not as rosy as currently assumed. Central and South Asia Europe Ukraine Russia Pacific China
Putin and Xi Jinping Analysis: Tensions Over Ukraine: Where Does China Sit? 11 Apr 2014 by Raffaello Pantucci
On the growing crisis over Ukraine, China has remained quietly supportive of Russia. Yet, Russia overestimates and exaggerates China’s level of support that is closer to acquiescence rather than actual support for the turmoil that Russia is engendering. Europe Ukraine Russia Pacific China
Analysis: US-Russia Diplomatic Feelers Over Ukraine: Based on Wrong Assumptions 7 Apr 2014 by Dr Jonathan Eyal
The US and Russia have vowed to continue negotiations aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis. But the current diplomatic negotiations between Washington and Moscow will achieve nothing, since they are based on wrong US assumptions and may encourage the worst Russian instincts. Europe Ukraine Russia United States
Climate Change and Security Analysis: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Warns of Serious Future Security Challenges 7 Apr 2014 by Duncan Depledge
The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contains an extensive chapter on the implications of climate change for human security. The implications for defence and security planners are huge. Global Security Issues Climate Security
News: RUSI Briefing Examines Possible Russian Military Strategies Against Ukraine 4 Apr 2014 by Dr Igor Sutyagin, Professor Michael Clarke
Based on current knowledge, expert insight and research, RUSI has published a briefing setting out four military scenarios that now have to be factored into the political calculations for Russian and Ukranian militaries. Ukraine Russia
Computer keyboard Analysis: Five Unanswered Questions on the UK’s New Computer Emergency Response Team 2 Apr 2014 by Calum Jeffray
The UK’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) was launched this week to universal nods of approval. Questions remain, however, over how it will achieve its aims and what value it will add in an increasingly crowded UK network of cyber security teams. Resilience Technology Cyber Europe UK
Prince Muqrin Abdul Aziz al Saud [thmbnail image] Analysis: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince: A Sign of Real Transition Ahead? 1 Apr 2014 by Michael Stephens
Even though he may be 68-years-old, the appointment of Muqrin bin Abdulaziz al-Saud to Deputy Crown Prince suggests that Saudi Arabia is paving the way for a careful transition of power to a younger generation of princes. Middle East and North Africa The Gulf Region
Free Syria Army Idlib February 2012 - Photo by tinyccSyriaFreedom Analysis: Thick As Thieves: European Criminals Take to Syria’s Battlefield 31 Mar 2014 by Raffaello Pantucci
Individuals with known criminal histories are a surprisingly common feature of the current Syrian battlefield. While their motives may be a combination of redemption and opportunism, returnees in this mode pose a complicated threat picture for security services to process if they return. Terrorism Tackling Extremism Securing Britain Middle East and North Africa Syria
Xingjiang mosque china thumb Analysis: Terrorism in China: Seeing the Threat Clearly 28 Mar 2014 by Edward Schwarck
Recent Western and Chinese media focus on terrorism in Xinjiang has diverted attention away from the greater threat that Beijing faces from its ethnic Uighur population: namely a repeat of the large-scale rioting that hit the regional capital of Urumqi in 2009. Terrorism China
Ukraine flag Analysis: Ukraine's Ground Forces 27 Mar 2014 by Dr Igor Sutyagin
Having effectively annexed Crimea, Russia now threatens the territorial integrity of the rest of Ukraine. How are Ukraine's ground forces configured to deal with the challenge? Dr Igor Sutyagin, RUSI Research Fellow for Russia Studies has researched the following map. Europe Ukraine Russia
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