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RUSI is the podium of choice for world leaders and senior policymakers, and is ideally placed to attract high-quality speakers and participants at its events. These vary in size and format from set-piece lectures to conferences and seminars.

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The FATF Standards and Unintended Consequences – Part 1: Assessing the Past

08 July 2021, 14:30

As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) considers ways to mitigate the unintended consequences of its financial crime standards, this three-part webinar series will assess the FATF’s work on this...

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Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

14 July 2021, 16:00

In forensic and compelling detail, Professor Jytte Klausen shows how Islamist terrorism in Europe and North America has been driven, not by local grievances of Western Muslims, but by the strategic...

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190th RUSI Annual General Meeting

15 July 2021, 15:00

Register to attend in person Register to attend online Please note, there will be limited places available for in-person attendance to ensure compliance with the UK Government’s Covid- 19 guidelines...

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Nation to Nation: Scotland’s Place in the World

11 August 2021, 16:00

Throughout history, Scotland has been an actor in European and global affairs, both as part of the UK and as an independent country. As a result, it has developed a significant foreign policy...


The Military Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Baltic Region

16 June 2021, 16:00

In his current role, Lieutenant General Herem has been a strong advocate of regional military cooperation and shared capability development...

Sharpening the Dagger: Optimising Special Forces for Future Conflict

28 June 2021, 15:00

Militaries have found a persistent need to establish units that are detached from the conventional force structure to address discrete...

The Bomb Beyond Borders: How Do Democratic States and Their Citizens Think About Nuclear Use?

28 June 2021, 16:00

In recent decades, scholars and policymakers have advanced the view that the non-use of nuclear weapons since the Second World War can...

Prisons and Terrorism

30 June 2021, 16:00

Erupting in 1969, the Northern Ireland “troubles” continued with terrible intensity until 1998. The most enduring civil conflict in Western...

Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

14 July 2021, 16:00

In forensic and compelling detail, Professor Jytte Klausen shows how Islamist terrorism in Europe and North America has been driven, not by...

Update on the South China Sea Disputes: A Transatlantic Approach

12 May 2021, 14:00

Nearly five years after an International Arbitration Tribunal ruling found against China’s maritime claims on the South China Sea, territorial disputes remain unaddressed. While China and ASEAN are engaged in a protracted process of negotiating a...

Hard Choices: The UK Rethinks Its Global Role

11 May 2021, 16:00

After decades of peace and prosperity, the international order put in place after the Second World War is rapidly coming to an end. Foreign wars, global recession, the meteoric rise of China and India, and the Covid pandemic, have undermined the...

Taking the Profit Out of Intellectual Property Crime: Piracy and Organised Crime

11 May 2021, 14:00

Published in March 2021, RUSI’s latest Whitehall Report Taking the Profit Out of Intellectual Property Crime: Piracy and Organised Crime found that audio-visual piracy is increasingly carried out by organised crime groups operating across multiple...

Cyber, Technology and Geopolitics

11 May 2021, 13:00

Recent high-profile attacks attributed to Russia and China have pushed hostile state cyber activity to the front of the agenda. The use of cyber as an operational tool is being increasingly incorporated into existing national strategies, including...

Responsible Cyber Power

29 April 2021, 14:30

We are experiencing a global change in the way cyber is exploited by adversaries. Our opponents are using cyber to do us harm in an ever-growing range of ways. Whether this includes attempts to exercise malign influence over democratic processes,...

Black Gold: Exposing North Korea's Oil Procurement Networks

28 April 2021, 13:00

North Korea is reported to have continually broken a UN-mandated cap on its petroleum imports for at least the past six years. The latest report from RUSI and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), a US-based think-tank that provides data-...

Maximising the Utility of the UK’s Combat Aviation

27 April 2021, 15:00

READ THE PAPER HERE Concentrating one of the Army's most lethal platforms both presents the opportunity to bring a devastating volume of fire upon the enemy, and provides helicopters with a better chance to survive because they can plan their...

How Integrated are Foreign Affairs and Development in the UK Integrated Review?

26 April 2021, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, Douglas Alexander and Rory Stewart deploy the experience they gained in their previously-held government positions to discuss what the United Kingdom’s Integrated Review means for the country’s foreign policy, ‘...

India and the United Kingdom in a Changing International Environment

23 April 2021, 10:30

The Integrated Review lays out the UK’s foreign policy ambitions and outlines its ‘Indo-Pacific tilt’. As the UK seeks to become more integrated in the region with the aim of bolstering international rules and norms, addressing security challenges ...

Assessing the Integrated Review: Illicit Finance, Sanctions and Organised Crime

22 April 2021, 15:30

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and Organised Crime and Policing Team hosts a discussion of the illicit finance, sanctions and serious and organised crime elements of the recently published UK government Integrated Review of...

Our Man in Malaysia: The Life and Actions of a North Korean Agent

15 April 2021, 13:00

In 2017, a North Korean national named Ri Jong Chol was arrested in Malaysia in connection to the assassination at Kuala Lumpur airport of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s half-brother and presumed chief rival. Ri was soon released without...

Gender in Conflict and Security Webinar Series – Countering Violent Extremism: Making Gender Matter

14 April 2021, 17:00

Countering Violent Extremism: Making Gender Matter (published by Palgrave) presents original research on gender and the dynamics of diverse forms of violent extremism and efforts to counter them. Based on focus group and interview research with...

They Call It Diplomacy: Forty Years of Representing Britain Abroad

14 April 2021, 16:00

Sir Peter Westmacott's forty-year career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office straddled the last decade of the Cold War and the age of globalisation. It included spells in pre-revolutionary Iran and the European Commission in Brussels, and...

Allies, Partners and Proxies: Challenges and Opportunities in Partnered Military Operations

14 April 2021, 12:30

Over the last two decades of frontline operations, the ICRC has observed the increasing prevalence of external actors’ intervention in armed conflicts, in support of belligerents on the ground. Such support takes various shapes and forms, as actors...

Whitehall Briefing: Reflections on the UK Integrated Review 2021

13 April 2021, 16:00

On 16 March, the government published its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, under the title ‘Global Britain in a Competitive Age’. The Review was billed as the largest of its kind since the end of the Cold War...