Analysis on the impact of the Coronavirus on defence and security.


Mapping a Pandemic: Coronavirus, the Future of Surveillance and the Liberal State

30 April 2020



Mapping a Pandemic: Lasting Consequences For The UK's Defence And Security Posture

An online briefing from experts of the Royal United Services Institute on the impact of Covid-19 on the UK.

Mapping a Pandemic: East Africa and the Horn’s Conflict and Security Challenges in a Time of Pandemic

RUSI experts offer their assessments on the impact of Covid-19 in Africa

Mapping the Pandemic: How Coronavirus is Affecting the Middle East

RUSI experts offered their assessments on the impact of Covid-19 in the Middle East.

Coronavirus: The Italian Civil Contingencies Agency Response

Elisabeth Braw, Senior Research Fellow, Modern Deterrence, talks to Carmelo Orlando, Protezione Civile, about how Italy has responded to the coronavirus.

The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Boon for Dictators or Democrats?

Dr Jonathan Eyal talks with author and commentator John Kampfner about the impacts of the coronavirus.

Risk Assessing the Pandemic

Elisabeth Braw talks to Hélène Galy, Director of the Willis Research Network at the risk management, insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson.

Mapping a Pandemic - The Geopolitics of Coronavirus

An online briefing from RUSI experts on the global impact of Covid-19.

Russian and Chinese Assistance in the Coronavirus Crisis

Elisabeth Braw, 3 April 2020

Preparing the Public for Future Crises

Video, 26 March 2020

Elisabeth Braw

Resilience and the Coronavirus

Video, 20 March 2020


Resilience Theatre

Commentary29 April 2020, Kenneth Weisbrode and Heather H Yeung

Africa, the Coronavirus Pandemic and China

Commentary29 April 2020, Greg Mills

Building a Resilient Local Community

Commentary, 28 April, Lord Harris of Haringey

Addressing the Cyber Resilience of Healthcare Systems During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Commentary, 28 April, Rebecca Lucas and Sneha Dawda

Africa Needs a United, Multidimensional Approach to Coronavirus

Commentary, 24 April

Andrew Tchie

China and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Internal Doubts, External Mistakes

Commentary, 23 April

Veerle Nouwens

Iran’s ‘Business as Usual’ Strategy amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Commentary, 23 April

Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi

The Coronavirus Pandemic: This is Not War

Commentary, 21 April

Jack Watling

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Cyber Landscape

Commentary, 20 April

Conrad Prince,

An American Perspective on Post-Pandemic Geopolitics

Commentary, 20 April

Frank Hoffman

Reforming the Response to Financial Crime: Making the Most of a Crisis

Commentary, 15 April 2020

Tom Keatinge

An Unusual Suspect: Georgia as a Success Case in Addressing the Coronavirus Challenge

Commentary, 15 April 2020

Natia Seskuria

How (Not) to Elect a President in a Pandemic – The Case of Poland

Commentary, 14 April 2020

Wojciech Pawlus

Diversion, Diagnoses and Delays: Why Russia Seeks to Control the Coronavirus Narrative

Commentary, 8 April 2020

Emily Ferris

Britain Beyond the Pandemic: A Resilient Legal Framework

Commentary, 7 April 2020

Ruth Smeeth

Data-Driven Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Privacy Implications

Commentary, 2 April 2020

Sneha Dawda and Rebecca Lucas

The Coronavirus Pandemic Demands Digital Vigilance, Amid Intensifying Social Isolation

Commentary, 1 April 2020

Ardi Janjeva

National Intelligence and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Commentary, 31 March 2020

Michael Chertoff, Patrick Bury and Kjetil Hatlebrekke

Pandemics Present and Future: Coronavirus in Context

Commentary, 30 March 2020

Randolph Kent

In a World of Pandemics and ‘Black Sky Hazards’, Can the UN Be Rendered Fit for the 21st Century

Commentary, 25 March 2020

Karin von Hippel and Randolph Kent

How Covid-19 is Changing the Organised Crime Threat

Commentary, 24 March 2020

Keith Ditcham

The Coronavirus Epidemic and Panic Buying: Follow the East German Example

Commentary, 23 March 2020

Elisabeth Braw

Europe’s Coronavirus Response: Selfish Member States and Active Institutions

Commentary, 18 March 2020

Elisabeth Braw

Infectious Lies

Commentary, 11 March 2020

Tom Ascott

Coronavirus Preparedness: Lessons Yet to be Learnt

Commentary, 3 March 2020

Elisabeth Braw

RUSI Activities During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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