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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.

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...

A New Engagement: Iran and the Global Community

09 March 2021, 14:00

This webinar, hosted by the Doha Forum in partnership with RUSI, draws together expert guests from the United States, Iran, and Europe to discuss the prospects of a new Iranian engagement. What shape will the engagement take, and in what ways will...

Boko Haram’s Past, Present and Future

08 March 2021, 14:00

The Royal United Services Institute and the Centre for African Conflict and Development are joining hands in a webinar panel of experts to discuss Boko Haram’s protracted insurgency, as well as the limitations, challenges, and future trajectories...

Signs of Change in Turkish Foreign Policy?

05 March 2021, 11:30

Following years of deteriorating relations with the European Union, the United States and Israel, Ankara appears to be interested in improving ties.  Turkey’s recent diplomatic outreach follows signs of a return to a more responsible fiscal policy...

Terrorism and the Media: Reporting in the UK - Paper Launch

04 March 2021, 14:00

RUSI’s year-long, two-phase ‘Terrorism and the Media’ project was an independent research effort funded by the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu, the UK’s Head of Counter-Terrorism Policing. The purpose of this...

The Impact of Fraud on UK National Security

03 March 2021, 15:00

This webinar will discuss a timely new research paper from RUSI considering the impact of fraud on UK national security. Driven in part by growing public disquiet over the current response to fraud, last year saw growing political attention to this...

Winning Without Victories? Navigating Indecisiveness in Endless Wars

03 March 2021, 13:00

The challenge of how to achieve a decisive victory has never been more complicated for today’s armed forces. With a shortage of resources, sub-threshold conflicts, constantly changing defence policies and multiple threats all parts of current trends...

Can We Stem the Tide of Financial Crime Online?

01 March 2021, 16:00

The ever-expanding range of options for moving value online creates convenience but also leads to financial crime vulnerabilities. This applies in particular to FinTechs and cryptocurrency businesses. They have the benefit of relying on technology...

The UK's Response to Cyber Fraud: A Strategic Approach

01 March 2021, 13:00

The webinar aims to showcase a new RUSI research paper on fresh approaches to tackling the scourge of cyber fraud. The report calls for a new UK cyber fraud strategy, generated and applied by key stakeholders both within and outside Government. A...

Reforming Companies House

26 February 2021, 14:00

Please note: This event has been postponed and a new date will soon be avaialble. The UK has played a leading role in increasing company ownership transparency by making its company registry publicly accessible since 2016. Despite this welcome move...

UK Defence and Security Policy: The Labour Party’s Vision

26 February 2021, 11:00

With the Government’s long-awaited Integrated Review expected to be published shortly and a new funding settlement for the MoD announced last November, Britain’s defence and security policy is embarking on a new phase of development and adaptation....

Closed for Business: North Korea in 2020

25 February 2021, 13:00

North Korea has continually denied that it has suffered any Covid-19 infections. However, in response to the pandemic the country has closed its borders and idled its trading vessels.As we continue to keep a careful watch on developments in the...

Sea Power Virtual Conference 2021: Transforming Maritime Forces For an Age of Persistent Competition

25 February 2021, 12:15

It now verges on a truism to note that the future operating environment will be characterized by persistent competition.  The distinction between peacetime and war is increasingly blurred, as nations’ strategic and operational concepts come to...

Enemy at the Gates – the growing challenge of external interference

24 February 2021, 14:00

In the growing friction between the West and strategic competitors such as China and Russia, businesses in our countries can no longer remain just bystanders. Businesses are indirectly affected as interference - in election processes, for instance...

Project Launch: Reviewing Effectiveness of Counter-Terrorism and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Activities

24 February 2021, 10:00

RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict Research Group has conducted a systematic literature review, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, looking at the effectiveness of counter-terrorism (CT) and efforts to prevent and counter violent...

South Africa and Democracy in Africa

24 February 2021, 9:00

The recent elections in Uganda have highlighted the risk that Africa is facing a democratic pushback after two decades of progress in moving away from authoritarian orders.  With the continent facing a series of key elections in 2021 and 2022, there...

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