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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.

Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin’s Agents

10 March 2021, 16:00

In 2010, a group of Russian deep cover ‘sleeper agents’ were arrested in the US. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and...

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

17 March 2021, 16:00

Bellingcat has redefined the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future. Its founder tells the story of how he and his team...

Future War and the Defence of Europe

01 April 2021, 14:00

Europeans should be under no illusion: unless they do far more for their own defence, and do this very differently, all that they now take...

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Each of the three efforts is aiming to eventually field a family of systems which will work together to deliver future air power effects. However, exactly what form this family of systems will take...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

Prosecuting Presidents: The Challenges of International Indictments of African Leaders

27 March 2009, 9:15

This conference will discuss the practical issues surrounding the international indictments and prosecutions of African leaders, as well as examining the wider issues around global indictments. In July 2008, International Criminal Court (ICC)...

The Changing Face of Taiwan’s Military Challenge

26 March 2009, 14:30

After nearly two decades of modernisation, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has changed in its approach towards both domestic and foreign affairs.  Taiwan no longer faces a bellicose mass conscript army but rather one that has undergone...

Focus and Exit: An Alternative Strategy for the Afghan War

26 March 2009, 10:00

In a recent policy brief, Focus and Exit: An Alternative Strategy for the Afghan War, Gilles Dorronsoro argues that the international coalition now has limited resources and a narrow political time frame to create lasting Afghan institutions. Yet...

Energy Dependence and Global Security: Views from Washington and Europe

23 March 2009, 8:30

This conference will explore the impact of oil dependence on foreign policy in the Twenty-first century and generate innovative ideas to help the US and Europe manage the coming energy challenges together. Oil and gas prices have gone down since...

POSTPONED: Defence Acquisition Symposium 2009 - A New US Presidency: Prospects For Co-operation In Transatlantic Acquisition

18 March 2009, 9:00

****POSTPONED****DEFENCE ACQUISITION SYMPOSIUM 2009 A NEW US PRESIDENCY: PROSPECTS FOR CO-OPERATION IN TRANSATLANTIC ACQUISITION18 - 19 March 2009Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London The US remains, by far, the biggest single customer...

The 4 RIFLES Battle Group Operations in Basra, Summer 2007

09 March 2009, 12:15

 See presentation and listen to speech belowView more presentations from Rusi . "Probably The Worst Palace In The World...." 1 RIFLES Battle Group Operations in Basra, Summer 2007 - Defence, Delay, Raiding and Withdrawal in a Contemporary Urban...

RUSI Alternative Energy and Sustainability Conference

27 February 2009, 9:00

The dramatic changes in the price and security of oil supply during 2008 have driven a remarkable shift in military assumptions. Traditional dependence on hydrocarbons has risen rapidly on the agenda of military concerns and the effect on front line...

Afghanistan - Pakistan: Searching for a New Regional Balance

26 February 2009, 10:00

The appointment of a new British Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the wake of the first regional tour of President Obama’s top envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, demonstrates a new transatlantic commitment to stability in South Asia...

Bahrain Security Forum & Exhibition

24 February 2009, 8:00

The Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Bahrain – in association with the Royal United Services Institute – will hold its second international security summit in Bahrain on 24-25 February 2009. The ‘Bahrain Security Forum & Exhibition’ will also...

RUSI/MEC Investing In A Secure Iraq Conference

18 February 2009, 9:00

Achieving a successful outcome to the conflict in Iraq requires substantial and enduring progress in the security, political and economic arenas.  In the security area, international forces are now set on a trajectory of troop withdrawal, and the...

RUSI Middle East Forum - Peace in the Wake of Gaza

11 February 2009, 13:00

However the events in Gaza conclude, the future of Palestine’s statehood will remain uppermost in the minds of governments. But with the future of Hamas in suspended animation, the question remains as to whether President Abbas can unify Gaza and...

Frontline Insights: Joint Helicopter Force Operations In A Counter- Insurgency

10 February 2009, 12:15

Lunch-Time Presentation: FourSpeaker: Wing Commander Dominic Toriati MBE MA RAF, Officer Commanding 27 Squadron RAFThe next 'Frontline Insights' presentation at the Royal United Services Institute is on 10 February 2009.  Following last month's...

Military History Circle - Frontline Operations in Bosnia: A Commander's View

06 February 2009, 12:45

The difficulties of the UN mission in Bosnia and the relative success of the subsequent NATO and EU operations have obscured the practical difficulties of peace keeping and peace enforcement that were faced by British troops in the mid 1990s....

Sir Mark Allen Lecture: Energy and the Middle East

04 February 2009, 18:00

Sir Mark Allen will speak on the subject of 'Energy and the Middle East'. This is the third lecture in the RUSI/Mile End Group 'Politics and Energy' series. Sir Mark Allen is one of the world’s leading Arabists and a special advisor for BP. He...

AMENDED: The Hamas-Israel War and Its Aftermath: Risks and Opportunities

04 February 2009, 13:00

In this RUSI Middle East Forum, four Israeli scholars will provide their preliminary analysis of the violent confrontation between Hamas and Israel – the most recent phase of which began on 26 December 2008. The half-day seminar will cover a wide...

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