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Deputy Director-General

Professor Malcolm Chalmers is Deputy Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). His research is focused on UK defence, foreign and security policy. His recent publications have included studies on: Brexit and European security; the UK’s Modernising Defence Programme review; prospects for, and implications of, a war in Korea; the UK and the North Atlantic; implications of Brexit for UK foreign and security policy; future nuclear threats to the UK; the 2015 Spending Review outcome for the MoD, FCO, Home Office, DFID and cross-government funds. In recent months, he led RUSI ‘track 2’ delegations to Taiwan and Russia; led the UK delegation to the Trilateral Nuclear Dialogue in Washington DC; and was the only UK expert to participate in the consultation conference for France’s Defence Review.

Chalmers was a member of the consultative panel for both the 2010 and 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Reviews (SDSR), and a member of the external advisory group for DFID's Building Stability Strategy. He is an Adviser to Parliament’s Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (since 2012). He was a Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, Kings College, London (2008-2011). During 2006-2007, he was a Senior Special Adviser in the FCO to Foreign Secretaries Jack Straw MP and Margaret Beckett MP.

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Contact Details

+44(0)20 7747 4970

Research Focus

UK Defence Policy, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Defence Policy, UK, UK Defence UK defence policy and operations, UK foreign and security policy, UK defence budgets, Scotland, Defence Economics, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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