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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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Taranis 2 RUSI Defence Systems: Unmanned Combat Air Systems: An Autonomous Revolution on the Horizon 22 May 2015
Unmanned Combat Air Systems offer the potential to revolutionise air power – but they still need to mature and require a range of technologies and close partnership between operators and industry Aerospace Technology Equipment and Acquisitions
United Nations Analysis: Another War in Europe: Dispatches From The Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference 19 May 2015 by Andrea Berger
The EU won the Nobel Peace Prize for maintaining peace between European nations, but it has failed to prevent wars of words. Proof can be found at the UN, where battles between EU members could spoil the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. International Institutions United Nations Defence Policy Global Security Issues
ISIS convoy Analysis: The Fall of Ramadi: Daesh’s Next Move 19 May 2015 by Professor Gareth Stansfield
The reported fall of Ramadi to Daesh should not come as a surprise. The militants are now relying on their Shia opponents to give a brutal response which will allow them to consolidate and expand their popularity. Middle East and North Africa Iraq
Taliban  2 Analysis: Peace Talks Still the Main Game in Town 14 May 2015 by Emily Winterbotham
While talks in Doha between the Taliban and Afghan government were downplayed and big hurdles remain, there were some small signs of progress, which could help kick start the Afghan peace process. Afghanistan
European Union Flag Analysis: Five Reasons Why Militarising the EU Migration Plan Will Not Work Work 14 May 2015 by Peter Roberts
With news of regular tragedies involving migrants awash on Europe’s shores, the European Union is promising to respond to these through military means. But the political will just does not exist in Europe; neither can the hurdles be overcome easily. Maritime Forces Middle East and North Africa Europe
Ministry of Defence plaque Analysis: Defence and the Election Outcome 12 May 2015 by Professor Malcolm Chalmers
It is reasonable to assume that there will be a real-terms increase in the defence budget now that the Conservatives have full control of the government. However, commitments to future military interventions are less certain. UK Defence Defence Spending UK
India - Foreign Policy - Flag Analysis: Indian Defence Policy 11 May 2015 by Shashank Joshi
As India’s government approaches the end of its first year, has it made its mark on Indian defence policy? Central and South Asia India
Garland Shooting Perpetrators 2015 Analysis: The Texas Attack: An Expression of Daesh’s Reach? 11 May 2015 by Raffaello Pantucci
The jihadist movement known as Daesh has claimed responsibility for the aborted attack on an art contest in Texas. But other than shared motives, there are hardly anyreal linkages. Overreaction and misreading of the threat will merely play into their hands. Terrorism Tackling Extremism United States
UK General Election result - What Next for Europe? Videos: UK General Election result - What Next for Europe? 8 May 2015
On Friday 8 May, the Conservative Party formed the next government with a majority in the House of Parliament. With David Cameron promising an In/Out referendum on the European Union, are we to expect turbulence ahead? International Institutions European Union Europe UK
Law of the Sea Analysis: A Busy Week for Maritime Powers: There must be something in the water 6 May 2015 by Peter Roberts
Last week saw governments making statements about their values, intent and national interest through the medium of the sea. Distracted by emergency response in Nepal and elections at home, the United Kingdom was largely absent from this global maritime conversation. Maritime Forces Global Security Issues Middle East and North Africa
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