Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies

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With its head office in London, and satellite office in Qatar and Washington, DC, The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) "is an independent think tank engaged in cutting edge defence and security research."[1] Published six times a year, the RUSI Journal is the Institute's flagship publication on national and international defence and security issues.


Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington it is based in the centre of Whitehall. It states that "its original mission "was to study naval and military science, what Clausewitz called the art of war. It still does so." This has extended into areas of defence management and defense procurement. In recent years it has broadened its remit " to include all issues of defence and security, including terrorism and the ideologies which foster it."

Its special guests in recent years have included President Bush, the Prime Minister, the secretary general of NATO and the Director General of the Security Service. The Chief of Defence Staff traditionally speaks at RUSI once a year.


RUSI Council – circa 2013


Her Majesty the Queen [2]


His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG, GCMG, GCVO [2]

Senior Vice-President

General (Retd) David H Petraeus [2]


Lord Hutton of Furness [2]


Vice Admiral Rory McLean CB OBE[2]


David Abrahams | Lt Gen The Hon Sir Thomas Boyd-Carpenter KBE | Sir Paul Lever KCMG | Dr Alexander Mirtchev | Professor Sir David Omand GCB | His Grace The Duke of Westminster KG OBE TD DL | John Weston CBE [2]


Sir Roger Bone KCMG | Lt Gen Sir Robert Fry KCB CBE | John Howe CB OBE | Lord Hutton of Furness | Andrew Jamieson | Sam Keayes | Mike Maiden | Vice Admiral Rory McLean CB OBE | Stephen Phipson CBE | Lt Gen Jonathon Riley CB DSO]] | Dr Kathryn Vagneur | Ian Willis [2]

Advisory Council

The Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP | Jane Attwood | Stephen R Ball | Tim Banfield | Menzies Campbell MP | Lord Dobbs of Wylye | John Dowdy | Nik Gowing | Robert Hannigan | Bob Keen | Michael M Kurth | Dr Jamie MacIntosh | Dr Greg Mills | Richard Norton-Taylor |Sir Peter Ricketts GCMG[2]


Brigadier-General Michael Dabros | Professor Vernon Gibson FRS | Brigadier Antony Hayward | Rear Admiral Karl-Wilhelm Ohlms | Brigadier General John T Quintas, USAF | Rear Admiral Henri Schricke | Brigadier William Sowry [2]

The RUSI Council - circa 2009


Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham KCB BA | Lt Gen The Hon Sir Thomas Boyd-Carpenter KBE | Sir David Omand GCB: | The Lord Peter (Keith) Levene of Portsoken KBE | Admiral of the Fleet Sir Julian Oswald GCB | Sir David Veness CBE QPM | His Grace the Duke of Westminster KG OBE TD DL | Mr John Weston CBE former CEO of BAe Systems and Chairman of iSoft plc responsible for the disastrous NHS IT contract.


Sir Paul Lever KCMG - Chairman | Ms Margaret Aldred | Captain Simon Ancona Royal Navy | Professor Roy Anderson FRS - Ex-officio | Général d'Armée Henri Bentégeat - Ex-officio - Honorary | Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fulton KBE - Ex-officio | Air Marshal The Lord Garden KCB FRUSI | The Rt Hon Bruce George MP | Mr Nik Gowing | General Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman KCB CBE ADC Gen - Vice Chairman | Mr John Howe CB OBE | Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely KCB MC - Ex-officio | Dr Jamie MacIntosh | The Hon Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller DCB - Ex-officio | Ms Susanna Mason | Ms Cornelia Meyer | General Richard Myers USAF - Ex-officio - Honorary | Dame Pauline Neville-Jones DCMG | Mr Edward Oakden - Ex-officio | General Sir Kevin O'Donoghue KCB CBE - Ex-officio | Sir David Omand GCB | General Wolfgang Schneidehan - Ex-officio - Honorary | Mr Julian Scopes | Mr Andrew Sleigh | The Hon Nicholas Soames MP | Sir Peter Spencer KCB - Ex-officio | Air Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup KGB AFC FRAeS FIMgt RAF | Mr Ian Stopps CBE | Professor Hew Strachan | Dr Ian Thomas | Richard Norton-Taylor from 2006

Staff - circa 2010

Associate Fellows

Circa 2016

Richard Walton Senior Associate Fellow[4]

Circa 2013

Dr Alexandra Ashbourne-Walmsley Associate Fellow | Malcolm Baker Associate Fellow | Richard Barrett Associate Fellow, Counter-Terrorism | John Bassett OBE Associate Fellow, Cyber Security | Nicholas Beadle CMG Senior Associate Fellow | Gill Bennett Associate Fellow | Nora Bensahel Associate Fellow | Hans Binnendijk Senior Associate Fellow | Jeremy Blackham Associate Fellow | Esther Brimmer Associate Fellow | Andrew Brookes | Fellow | Alastair Cameron Associate Fellow | Simon Chelton Associate Fellow | Professor Paul Cornish Senior Associate Fellow | Michael Cox Associate Fellow | Lady Dalmeny Associate Fellow | Christopher M. Davidson Associate Fellow | Alexander Di Mascio Associate Fellow | Reinhard Drifte Associate Fellow | Sir Jonathan Evans KCB Senior Associate Fellow | Professor Theo Farrell Associate Fellow | Dr Tobias Feakin Associate Fellow | Professor Shai Feldman Associate Fellow | Sir Ian Forbes Associate Fellow | Margaret Gilmore Senior Associate Fellow, Homeland Security | Amyas Godfrey Associate Fellow | Air Vice Marshal (Retd). Michael Harwood CB CBE MA Associate Fellow | Keith Hayward Associate Fellow | Dr H.A. Hellyer Associate Fellow | Martin Hemming CB Associate Fellow | Dep. Asst. Commissioner Martin Hewitt Associate Fellow | Clive Hodges Associate Fellow | John Hughes-Wilson Associate Fellow | Tony Hulton Associate Fellow | G John Ikenberry Associate Fellow | Matt Ince Associate Fellow | Frederic Ischebeck-Baum Visiting Research Fellow | David Jarvis Associate Fellow, UK PONI | George Joffé Professorial Fellow | Graham Jordan Associate Fellow | Mark Joyce | Americas Fellow | Ian Kearns Senior Associate Research Fellow | Colonel (Rtd.) Richard Kemp Senior Associate Fellow | David Kirkpatrick Associate Fellow | Simon Lunn Associate Fellow | Major General (Retd.) Mungo Melvin Senior Associate Fellow | Sir Christopher Meyer KCMG Senior Associate Fellow | Jeremy Monroe Associate Fellow | Dr Daniel Neep Associate Fellow | Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Sir Paul Newton KBE Senior Associate Fellow | General Sir Nick Parker KCB CBE Senior Associate Fellow | Dr Neil Partrick Associate Fellow | Sebastian Payne Associate Fellow | Elizabeth Pearson Media Consulting Fellow | Mark Phillips Associate Fellow | Chris Pope Associate Fellow | Robert Pritchard Associate Fellow, Cyber | Anna Rader Associate Fellow | Bill Robins Associate Fellow | Dr Joel Rogers Associate Fellow | Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE Senior Associate Fellow | Barak Seener Associate Fellow | David Smart Associate Fellow | Prof. Ron Smith Associate Fellow | Valentina Soria Associate Fellow | Dr Joanna Spear Associate Fellow | Aaron Stein Associate Fellow | Dr Jeremy Stocker Associate Fellow | Doug Stokes Senior Associate Fellow | Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB CMG Senior Associate Fellow | John Tesh CBE Associate Fellow | Dr Lee Willett Associate Fellow | Tim Williams Associate Fellow [5]

Circa 2009

Dr. Valur Ingimundarson Associate Fellow | Prof. Keith Hayward Associate Fellow | Mark Joyce Americas Fellow | Amyas Godfrey Associate Fellow | Michael Rance Associate Fellow | Kenneth W Allen Associate Fellow | Christopher Boucek | Humphry Crum Ewing Associate Fellow | Ken Freeman Associate Fellow | M J Gohel Associate Fellow | Ellie Goldsworthy | John Hughes-Wilson Associate Fellow | Tony Hulton Associate Fellow | Dr. Irina Isakova Associate Fellow | George Joffé Associate Fellow | Dr. James Ker-Lindsay Associate Fellow | David Kirkpatrick Associate Fellow | Dr Paul Latawski Associate Fellow | Jon Marks | Major General (Retd) Graham Messervy-Whiting CBE Associate Fellow[6]



RUSI Offices

Royal United Services Institute
for Defence and Security Studies
Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET, Great Britain
T: +44 (0)20 7747 2600

RUSI Qatar
PO Box 28282, Doha, Qatar
T: +974 508 5287

1776 I St NW
Washington D.C.
Tel: +1 202 756 4843


  1. RUSI, "About", accessed on 19 December 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 RUSI RUSI Council], accessed 22 August 2013
  3. RUSI, "Professor Michael Clarke", Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, accessed on 19 December 2010
  4. Richard Walton, Profile,, 2016 (accessed 27 August 2016).
  5. RUSI Fellows and Associates, accessed 22 August 2013
  6. RUSI, "Staff", Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies accessed 2 May 2009