Defence Acquisition and Industrial Strategy
We consider how the ideas, rules and arrangements that shape governmental defence relations with private sector suppliers challenge all governments.
Defence Management and Economics
We analyse defence management practices undertaken by the UK Ministry of Defence, including defence spending and the economic impact of defence expenditure.
Global WMD Issues
Our research focuses on regional affairs associated with the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons; countering proliferation finance; and broader issues of deterrence, disarmament and arms control.
We assess how land forces train and fight in contemporary conflict and how they plan to operate over the coming two decades.
NATO and Military Alliances
Alliances are a critical part of the Western way of war and an enduring source of strength. Our research examines the detail behind alliances’ success or failure.
Resilience looks at how our political, military, and societal preparations make us a less attractive target for adversaries – a wider contribution to deterrence for a modern era.
Our research assesses the strategic and operational trends that will dictate how navies fight, and what their role is.
Our research analyses UK and international space policy, the military aspects of space power and what the future of space conflict will look like.
Technology, Security and Intelligence
RUSI’s research spans areas such as the intersection between technology and geopolitics, ethical and legal applications of AI, technology procurement, FinTech and cyber.
UK Foreign and Security Policy
RUSI analyses today’s critical UK foreign policy issues, including the impact of Brexit, the response to Russia and China, and the Asian Pivot.
UK Integrated Review
Contributing to the debate and providing essential analysis of the issues as we track the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Foreign Policy and Development