Grantee Profile

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Grants to Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is an independent think tank based in London engaged in cutting edge defense and security research. This grant would support its project titled "China's Eurasian Pivot." The project examines evolving relations between China and Central Asia, and assesses how far a significant reordering of China's geostrategic relationships with the region is now under way. The study aims to produce a fuller understanding of how the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan might impact China's strategic calculus in the region. Funds will be used for partial staff salaries, research travel in the region, publications, and roundtables.

  • $240,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is an independent London-based think tank engaged in cutting-edge defense and security research. This grant will support a project titled, "The Consequences of a Nuclear Iran" which will contribute to the understanding of specific challenges associated with growing Iranian nuclear capabilities. It will inform public and governmental debates on how to respond to the dilemmas that Iranian nuclearization could present to international and regional security, assessing policy options for minimizing the risk of conflict (including reassurance, deterrence, transparency and confidence building). Funds will be used for staff salaries, travel, conferences and honoraria.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies $690,000 between 2003 and 2014.