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

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 ...

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
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Courage and Commitment: Doing the Job in Afghanistan, Supporting Personnel at Home
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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RUSI Defence Systems: Europe’s Game Changer 19 Sep 2013
The MBDA Meteor missile is a game-changing system that is on the verge of entering service. Robert Hewson reviews the weapon’s capabilities and examines its export potential Aerospace Europe Technology
RUSI Defence Systems: Competition for Combat Helicopters 19 Sep 2013
The military rotary-wing market is currently dominated by AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Eurocopter, Russian Helicopters JSC and Sikorsky. In spite of defence cuts, the original equipment manufacturers are continuing to bring out innovative designs and upgrades, albeit on a reduced level. Ian Vincent Frain takes a look at the combat helicopter sector Europe Aerospace
RUSI Defence Systems: Anglo-French Defence Cooperation in the Age of Austerity 19 Sep 2013
Peter D Antill, Pete Ito and Steve Robinson from the Centre for Defence Acquisition, Cranfield University, examine the growing Anglo-French defence collaboration and suggest that its success is important not just for Europe but also for the United States Defence Spending UK Defence UK Europe France Equipment and Acquisitions United States Americas
RUSI Defence Systems: The Current and Future Roles of the UK Armed Forces 19 Sep 2013
The United Kingdom’s armed forces are in the grip of yet another major reorganisation to create a coherent force that is able to defend the national interest and address threats worldwide. Simon Michell assesses these threats and looks at current and future conflicts Military Personnel UK Europe Armed Forces UK Defence Land Forces
RUSI Defence Systems: UK Operational Capacity 19 Sep 2013
Simon Michell takes a look at the Future Force 2020 and explains how it will be organised to counter future threats across a diverse range of scenarios Military Personnel Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence Armed Forces UK Europe Land Forces
RUSI Defence Systems: The UK’s Next Class of Ballistic Submarines 19 Sep 2013
Simon Michell contends that if the United Kingdom is to have a credible and assured nuclear deterrent based on the submarine-launched Trident missile, then four boats are required, not three Trident Defence Policy Trident UK Defence UK Europe
Persian Gulf Analysis: The New East of Suez Question: Damage Limitation after Failure Over Syria 19 Sep 2013 by Professor Michael Clarke
The UK can do little to affect the Syrian civil war. But it is shoring up its interests on the periphery of the conflagration, reinforcing the UK’s military reorientation East of Suez. The question is whether, in light of Parliament’s vote last month, the Government now wants to say so. UK Europe Syria Middle East and North Africa The Gulf Region
Crisis of Brilliance - Paul Nash The Void Photo courtesy of MBAC, Tate London Analysis: Review: David Boyd Haycock’s A Crisis of Brilliance 1908 -1922 18 Sep 2013
An exhibition of six British Post-modernists depict the impact of the Great War 1914-18 on our society and culture. It provides a perfect entry point for the visual dimension of the 2014 programme marking the centenary. History Art and Culture UK Europe
Barack Obama Putin G8 Analysis: How Effective is the US-Russia Deal on Syria? 16 Sep 2013 by Dr Jonathan Eyal
The deal between Russia and the United States over Syria is more an agreement to disagree rather than a pact between two powers which see eye to eye. But its impact could be profound for Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy. Russia Europe Syria Middle East and North Africa United States Americas
Putin 2012 thumbnail Analysis: Controlling Syria's Chemical Weapons: Why the US Should Call Putin's Bluff 12 Sep 2013 by Shashank Joshi
Critics accuse President Obama of walking into a Russian trap. But even partial implementation of the disarmament plan reduces the likelihood that chemical weapons are used, without foreclosing any American options. United States Americas Syria Middle East and North Africa Russia Europe
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