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As a research-led institution, all RUSI activity is intrinsically linked to our world-class research base. Noted for its quality, RUSI analysis is reinforced by an ethos of accuracy, objectivity and policy relevance.

RUSI maintains a wide range of multidisciplinary research specialisms. It focuses on the areas of Military Sciences, International Security Studies, National Security and Resilience Studies, Nuclear Proliferation, Financial Crime and Defence, Industries and Society.

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RUSI has over thirty in-house analysts and experts in their fields, and is enhanced by an extensive network of eminent Senior Associate Fellows and its own Council.

Defence, Industries and Society

This research group facilitates an evidence-based understanding of the place of industries in Western defence and wider society. It deploys RUSI's authoritative research base to produce independent studies in this area.

International Security Studies

Mapping and analysing the impact on international security of emerging geopolitical conflict, competition, and cooperation in strategically important regions of the globe.

Military Sciences

The Military Sciences research group examines the utility of military power from strategic concepts to technical platforms.

Terrorism and Conflict

RUSI has significant international expertise in researching and countering terrorism and countering violent extremism as well as understanding conflict.

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme provides detailed analysis and research on contemporary nuclear weapons issues.

Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

The CFCS is dedicated to addressing the challenges of financial crime and threat finance to the UK and international security and the important role finance can play in identifying and disrupting a range of globally-recognised threats.