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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...

Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Conservatism or Change?

29 January 2008, 12:30

The importance of Saudi Arabia’s role in the Middle East needs no explanation. In recent years, the Kingdom has pursued a number of ambitious foreign policy initiatives, thus attracting significant international attention for its increasing...

Pakistan: Conflicted Ally in the War on Terror

25 January 2008, 17:00

On 25 January 2008 at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, Carnegie Senior Associate Ashley J. Tellis presented the findings of his Carnegie report, Pakistan and the War on Terror: Conflicted Goals, Compromised Performance. In the...

ADDRESS: His Excellency Pervez Musharraf

25 January 2008, 15:30

Listen to the speech via the RUSI Podcast, click here (could take a few minutes depending on download speeds).In the ongoing struggle against terrorism, Pakistan is playing a crucial regional role. In this fight, Pakistani soldiers and security...

Military History Circle- Royal Guard or Standing Army? The Struggle for Control of Charles II's Regiments

18 January 2008, 12:45

Major General Barney White-Spunner will talk about his recent book ‘Horse Guards’, which tells the story of the Household Cavalry.  He will concentrate in this talk on the early years of the story, and try to explain how the development of the...

RUSI-DEM SubTech 08 Underwater Warfare Conference

14 January 2008, 8:00

Click for Conference PapersThe underwater battlespace provides unique options for delivering military effect in support of defence policy. This conference examined, in an international context, the operational importance of the underwater...

Security and the Strait of Hormuz: Challenges and Implications

14 December 2007, 8:30

Given the global system's reliance on maritime trade, the security of such trade remains a fundamental challenge for the international community. The Strait of Hormuz is a case study of such a challenge. The global economic importance of the Middle...

Europe’s Approach to Taiwan’s Security

13 December 2007, 9:30

Taiwan’s ruling party, the Democratic Progressive Party, is determined to go ahead with a referendum on UN membership for the island under the name Taiwan early in 2008. In a particularly sensitive year which will see the appointment of a new...

Climate Change as the 'New' Security Problem

12 December 2007, 11:00

Weather of Mass Destruction?Climate Change as the 'New' Security ProblemA Lecture By Oli BrownRUSI's Climate Change and Security series welcomes Oli Brown of the International Institute of Sustainable Development to the first in a series of talks on...

The Causes of President Milosevic’s Capitulation in June 1999

07 December 2007, 12:45

Military History Circle - The Causes of President Milosevic’s Capitulation in June 1999 Dr Anna Maria BrudenellDefence Academy of the UK at ShrivenhamWhy was President Slobodan Milosevic suddenly and somewhat surprisingly prepared to agree to the...

Pakistan Today

06 December 2007, 11:30

Pakistan is undergoing a significant phase of political transition in its 60 year history.  International observers and analysts are watching developments as crucial to the security of Pakistan as well as the region.  Retired General Pervez...

British Intelligence and Security

04 December 2007, 8:30

Police and security agencies are presently adapting and evolving while under constant scrutiny. Arguments around the erosion of civil liberties and the array of threats facing the UK put them under a controversial spotlight. However, legislation and...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2007

03 December 2007, 17:30

Lecture by Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.

Anti-Americanisms in World Politics

03 December 2007, 16:00

The strong upsurge in anti-American sentiments around the world since 2002 is undeniable. The meanings and political consequences of these sentiments are less clear. Some are motivated by the Bush administration and its policies. Others are touching...

The Impact of Western Strategy on Muslim South Asia

03 December 2007, 9:00

The strategy adopted by the United States and its Western allies to counter the global threat of Islamic terror has been dominated by the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Though the approach has engaged a number of different dimensions, military force...

Members’ Lecture – Among the Dead Cities: The History and Moral Legacy of the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan

30 November 2007, 12:45

Professor A C GraylingSchool of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of LondonBritain and the USA carried out a massive bombing offensive against the cities of Germany and Japan the course of the Second World War, which ended with the destruction of...