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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 – ...

RUSI Journal Roundtable: Britain’s Armed Forces and the Two World Wars
Honing in on the British military experience, distinguished historians including Gary Sheffield, Gill Bennett and Peter Gray will discuss the development ...

RUSI U35 Forum: NATO Crisis Response Simulation
The NATO Summit in Wales this September must address the most significant security challenge to the Alliance since the end of ...

Middle East Peace: The Principles behind the Process
An address by the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan KCMG MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton. In this ...

An Evening of Music from the Great War
As part of RUSI’s Conflict, War and Culture programme, Hallé musicians will perform a programme of musical pieces derived from, and ...

Andrew Parker on Terrorism, technology and accountability
Address by the Director General of the Security Service, Andrew Parker, to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) at Thames House, ...

Foreign Secretary on Intelligence and Security
On 10 March, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond spoke at RUSI on Intelligence and Security their role in the UK. ...

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US-China Analysis: The US-China relationship: on a downward spiral? 29 Jun 2015 by Edward Schwarck
Officials from the US and China put on brave faces at the recently concluded US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Tensions in the maritime and cyber realms, however, are threatening to send the relationship into a downward spiral. China United States
ISIS fighters Analysis: Why is Daesh not Being Defeated – In Five Questions 29 Jun 2015 by Afzal Ashraf
These five questions address the current role of Daesh and the threat it is posing to the rest of the world, asking why it is not being defeated and how it could potentially be defeated. Particularly following the recent attacks in France and Tunisia, it is clear that Daesh is strong and unless it is eliminated, one cannot hope for peace and stability. Terrorism Middle East and North Africa
Seifeddine Rezgui Analysis: Why Tunisia and What Next? 29 Jun 2015 by Jonathan Githens-Mazer
Following last week’s attacks in Tunisia, the focus has been on why Tunisia was targeted and what could potentially happen next. The rest of the world now needs to come together to support Tunisia’s democracy and economy, in order to successfully fight Daesh and counteract its ‘us vs. them’ view of the world. Terrorism Middle East and North Africa
Hypersonics thumbnail RUSI Defence Systems: Hypersonics: A Viable Alternative to Stealth? 26 Jun 2015
Hypersonics is the realm beyond Mach 5. Systems designed to operate in this regime offer a number of potential advantages including reduced flight times, higher survivability and greater kinetic effects but considerable technical challenges remain Aerospace Technology
Afghanistan counterinsurgency Analysis: Afghanistan: A Platform for Cooperation between India and China? 24 Jun 2015
Afghanistan could potentially become the centre of cooperation, not competition, between India and China, the two main Asian powers. This can only be achieved if problems and barriers are overcome and small-scale initiatives are implemented in order to stabilise Afghanistan. India Afghanistan China
China soldiers Analysis: Sino-Indian Cooperation for a Stable and Prosperous Afghanistan 24 Jun 2015
As US and ISAF troops are drawn down in Afghanistan, it is becoming increasingly clear that the void left by the withdrawing nations might have to be filled by Afghanistan’s neighbours. Central and South Asia India Afghanistan Pacific China
India - Foreign Policy - Flag Analysis: Afghanistan: Can it be a Template for India, China Cooperation? 24 Jun 2015
One of the most troubling, but fundamental, questions confronting India is its relationship with China. While India wants a mutually beneficial and cooperative relationship that is conflict-free and cordial, does China want a similar relationship with India? Central and South Asia India Afghanistan China
Afghanistan Analysis: Afghanistan Regional Stability: The Role of Chinese and Indian Cooperation 24 Jun 2015
Over the past three years, RUSI has conducted a research project bringing together influential thinkers from China, India, the UK and Afghanistan in a number of workshops in Beijing, New Delhi and Qatar. The aim was to outline areas of common interest between China and India in Afghanistan. As part of this project, we asked Indian and Chinese researchers to offer their perspectives on where Delhi and Beijing could cooperate. Central and South Asia Afghanistan
British Jihadists in an ISIS video 21 June 2014 Analysis: From Al-Shabaab to Daesh 23 Jun 2015 by Raffaello Pantucci
Following the announcement of British deaths in Iraq and Somalia, it has become clear that foreign fighters are attracted to various battlefields. However, there has been a noticeable shift away from Somalia to Syria/Iraq in travel patterns from the UK. Understanding why and how this has taken place might offer some ideas for how to stifle some of the attraction of Syria and Iraq. Terrorism Middle East and North Africa Syria Iraq
QE class thumbnail RUSI Defence Systems: The Problem with the UK Carrier-Strike Model 18 Jun 2015 by Peter Roberts
If the UK does not change how it plans to generate and execute carrier-strike training and operational deployments, the country will be underexploiting an excellent and expensive capability Aerospace Maritime Forces UK Defence Armed Forces UK
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