Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is an independent think tank engaged in cutting edge defence and security research. A unique institution, founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI embodies nearly two centuries of forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on defence and security matters.

The Institute has four main activities:


To undertake rigorous, expert and objective analysis of current trends and developments, both for the Institute's own publications and events and commissioned privately for clients.


To offer a programme of conferences, seminars, workshops and talks by leading experts providing insight to and fostering debate among practitioners, policy makers and analysts.


To publish a varied collection of periodicals that are timely, innovative and relevant, designed to meet the needs of members and others.

Service to members

To provide corporate and individual members with exclusive access to the UK's premier community on defence and security issues through an extensive range of events, publications and research, detailed above.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7747 2600
Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (RUSI)
SW1A 2ET London
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