Military Sciences

We provide thought leadership on the use of military force in the 21st century, from strategic concepts to technical platforms.

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The Military Sciences Research Group carries out cutting-edge research to deliver intellectual challenge and thought leadership on military and defence matters. We take a long-term perspective grounded on a rigorous historical evidence base and an examination of contemporary conflict, in order to shape defence policies.

We draw on resident expertise in the air, land, maritime, cyber and space domains and an unrivalled network of connections in conflict zones that provides real-time contemporary lessons. This enables us to combine our research with practical experience and contextual awareness. As part of this work, our staff engage with military, defence industrial and governmental stakeholders from the operational to the senior leadership level in the UK and overseas.

Military Science's 2021 agenda

The group research portfolio includes three primary lines of activity: the Martial Power programme, which forms the bedrock of our research activity, posing key questions about the utility of the military instrument today and in the future; the Profession of Arms programme, which delivers outreach on military subjects to our audience through online platforms; and the Future Norms of War programme, which provides thought leadership on how the norms and behaviours of conflict may change in the future.

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    Programmes


    View the core programmes that form part of the Military Sciences portfolio

    Martial Power Programme

    Profession of Arms Programme

    Multimedia


    Access podcasts and videos produced by the Military Sciences team.

    Western Way of War Podcasts

    Adversarial Studies Videos

    École de Guerre


    Access a series of presentations by officers studying at France's École de Guerre on topical military challenges.

    RUSI-Ecole de Guerre Series 2021

    RUSI-Ecole de Guerre Series 2020

    Latest publications


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