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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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RUSI Free-Trade Zone Risk Assessment Tool: Launch Event – Singapore

18 May 2021, 9:00

Free-trade zones (FTZs) make a vital contribution to the economic prosperity of many countries, but are fraught with risks of crime. Ensuring high governance standards and preventing crime in FTZs is...

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RUSI Free-Trade Zone Risk Assessment Tool: Launch Event – Panama

20 May 2021, 15:00

Free-trade zones (FTZs) make a vital contribution to the economic prosperity of many countries, but are fraught with risks of crime. Ensuring high governance standards and preventing crime in FTZs is...

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The Integrated Review: Implications for the UK’s Nuclear Weapons Posture

21 May 2021, 13:00

Join this virtual, interactive workshop for a policy deep dive that explores the key nuclear-related changes in the UK’s Integrated Review.The UK government has recently published its vision for the...

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Strategic Command Conference: Sharpening UK Defence’s Edge in the 2020s

26 May 2021, 9:00

Booking ticketsWe are running this conference as a hybrid event, offering 24 places for people to attend the conference in-person on a first come, first served basis, please note the in-person...

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International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference: Enhancing the UK Contribution to Peacekeeping

27 May 2021, 10:00

Marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, this virtual conference is both an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by those who have died in the service of humanity, and to analyse...

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Illegal Wildlife Trade and Financial Investigations in West Africa – Paper Launch

27 May 2021, 11:00

However, while the significance of the region in global IWT flows is increasingly recognised, very little is known about the financial aspects of these criminal operations. In 2020, the Financial...

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Turkey’s Drones: Assessing Capability, Goals and Implications

28 May 2021, 14:00

With its rapid expansion of domestic development and production, Turkey is increasingly considered an emerging drone power. Turkey’s use of armed UAVs in conflict zones such as Syria, Libya, Nagorno-...

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RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2021: Integrating for Operations Today and Warfighting Tomorrow

02 June 2021, 9:00

The British Government published its Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review in March 2021, setting out its ambition for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. Given the...

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UK Project on Nuclear Issues Annual Conference

08 June 2021, 13:00

It provides participants with:A platform from which to discuss and debate new nuclear thinkingA forum in which to meet nuclear specialists from a variety of fieldsA knowledge exchange between...

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RUSI Annual Security Lecture by Lindy Cameron, CEO, UK National Cyber Security Centre

14 June 2021, 16:00

Lindy Cameron CB OBE, who has two decades of national security policy and crisis management experience, started her career in the private...

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...

190th RUSI Annual General Meeting

15 July 2021, 15:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting will be posted on the Institute’s website, at least 14 days before the date of the...

International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference: Enhancing the UK Contribution to Peacekeeping

27 May 2021, 10:00

Marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, this virtual conference is both an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by those who have died in the service of humanity, and to analyse...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2021: Integrating for Operations Today and Warfighting Tomorrow

02 June 2021, 9:00

The British Government published its Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review in March 2021, setting out its ambition for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. Given the...

UK Project on Nuclear Issues Annual Conference

08 June 2021, 13:00

It provides participants with:A platform from which to discuss and debate new nuclear thinkingA forum in which to meet nuclear specialists from a variety of fieldsA knowledge exchange between...

A Changing Middle East and Implications for NATO

13 May 2021, 13:30

This event looks at the current and forthcoming challenges in the Middle East, exploring flashpoints of confrontations, shifting rivalries and alliances, and trends that could shape the security landscape over the next decade. We will also seek...

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 conduct of 21st century warfare.The introduction...

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...

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