The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has been named Prospect magazine's Foreign Policy Think Tank of the Year, being cited for 'defining the debate in a year in which the role and scope of the army has been central' to British politics.
20 October 2009
The accolade comes a year after RUSI was named Prospect magazine's Think Tank of the Year in 2008.
"Last year’s overall winners RUSI came out on top" of a competitive field, the award citation stated.
Chatham House, the European Council of Foreign Relations, and the Centre for European Reform had been shortlisted alongside RUSI for the award.
"Pushed forward by new leadership, the judges were especially impressed with their wide ranging publications, and in particular their work on British defense productivity and acquisitions—defining the debate in a year in which the role and scope of the army has been central to political debate," the citation continued.
Further details of Prospect magazine's 2009 Think Tank Awards can be found here.