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.

RUSI consistently brings to the fore vital policy issues to both domestic and global audiences, enhancing its growing reputation as a ‘thought-leader institute’, winning Prospect magazine’s Think Tank of the Year Award in 2008 and Foreign-policy Think Tank of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011.

RUSI provides corporate and individual membership packages offering exclusive access to the UK’s premier forum on defence and security. Through our publications and events, RUSI members benefit from authoritative analysis, insight and networks. RUSI is renowned for its specialist coverage of defence and security issues in the broadest sense. Our expertise has been utilised by governments, parliament and other key stakeholders.

RUSI is a British institution, but operates with an international perspective. Satellite offices in Doha, Tokyo and Washington DC reinforce our global reach. We have amassed over the years an outstanding reputation for quality and objectivity. Our heritage, location at the heart of Whitehall, together with our range of contacts both inside and outside government, give RUSI a unique insight and authority.

Address

Address
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2ET

Tel

+44 (0) 20 7747 2600

Established

1831

Products and Services

The Institute has four main activities:

Research

We 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.

Events

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

Publications

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

Service to members

We 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.