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CSRC members are currently working with a number of UK government and other organisations, as well as pursuing independent consultancy work. Please note that this section of the website is not being updated at present: since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, CSRC has seen a huge increase in its workload, with too many projects to list individually. For more information on our current activities, please contact us.


March 2013

CSRC provides speakers for Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs conference on Russia-NATO relations

Keir Giles presents at King's College London on Russia and cyber security


February 2013

CSRC provides Russia brief for UK Defence Academy's Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC)

CSRC provides brief on Russian information security issues for NATO IFC


January 2013

Keir Giles speaks at meeting of GB-Russia Society

Shima Keene provides subject matter expertise for US AFRICOM threat finance seminar


November 2012

CSRC provides subject matter experts for Russian General Staff Academy visit to NATO Defense College


October 2012

US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute publishes Mohammed El-Katiri's "State-Building Challenges in a Post-Revolution Libya"

Shima Keene awarded Emerald Literati Network 2012 Outstanding Paper Award for paper in Journal of Money Laundering Control

Keir Giles speaks at charity event for Chernobyl Children's Lifeline


September 2012

6th September: Keir Giles briefs at Chatham House on "Russian Cyber Security: Concepts and Current Activity"

Shima Keene publishes "Threat Finance: Disconnecting the Lifeline of Organised Crime and Terrorism"

Shima Keene briefs at US State Department / Global Futures Forum conference on transformational technologies, Rome

2nd-9th September: Shima Keene presents at Thirtieth International Symposium on Economic Crime, University of Cambridge

CSRC contracted to provide series of research papers on Russia, Central Asia, Middle East for US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute


July 2012

9th-11th July: CSRC provides lecturers for Prague Security Studies Institute event, Telc, Moravia


June 2012

Shima Keene contributes as SME to Council of Europe project: anti-money laundering and terrorist finance outreach mission to Serbia

5th-8th June: Keir Giles briefs at Cyber Conflict 2012, NATO CCDCOE, Tallinn

25th June: CSRC takes part in IHS Jane's cyber security briefing


May 2012

3rd-4th May: CSRC provides speakers for US Naval War College conference on cyber security

15th-16th May: CSRC provides speaker and paper for US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute conference on Russian military transformation

30th-31st May: CSRC attends RUSI Missile Defence Conference


April 2012

23rd April: Keir Giles speaks at International Information Security Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

26th April: CSRC provides speakers for Russia conference at JAC, RAF Molesworth

March 2012

14th March: Keir Giles presents at E-Crime Congress, London

25th March: NATO Defense College publishes "Who Gives the Orders in the New Russian Military?"

Shima Keene joins OSCE counter-terrorism outreach mission to Kazakhstan, working with colleagues from FBI, the US Department of Justice and the Basel Institute for Governance.

February 2012

7th-8th February: CSRC provides briefing on Russia cyber to NATO IFC CI/CT conference

22nd February: CSRC provides panel on Russian military transformation and procurement for US NGA

23rd February: CSRC provides experts on energy security for Royal College of Defence Studies

January 2012

5th January: CSRC provides expert commentary on allegations of Belarus blocking access to foreign websites

11th January: Keir Giles briefs Chatham House round table on civilian control of the Russian military

December 2011

1st December: CSRC provides briefing on Russia cyber to NATO IFC

Early December: Mohammed el-Katiri provides interviews for BBC Arabic on Moroccan election outcome

12th December: CSRC briefs at King's College London on state of Russia-NATO relationship

13th December: Keir Giles interviewed by Deutsche Welle on Russian internet clampdown on post-election protests


November 2011

1st-2nd November: CSRC attends London International Conference on Cyberspace

7th November: CSRC presents at First Ukraine-Russia-NATO Forum, Kiev, Ukraine


September 2011

13th September: CSRC provides two briefers for Arms Control Verification Course, Joint Arms Control Implementation Group (JACIG)

22nd September: CSRC provides webinar on cyber conflict for IHS Janes

August 2011

1st August: CSRC selected as overseas distributors for Moscow CAST

23rd August: CSRC provides briefing on Russian military transformation to JAC, RAF Molesworth

July 2011

Mohammed El-Katiri gives multiple media interviews on situation in Libya

22nd July: CSRC provides briefing to UK FCO on Russian cyber posture

June 2011

7th June: CSRC presents at 3rd International Conference on Cyber Conflict, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence


May 2011

5th May: CSRC briefs on Russian nuclear policy and posture at "Adapting NATO's Deterrence Posture", Tallinn, Estonia

12th May: CSRC presents on civilian control of Russian military at Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies, Glasgow


March 2011

CSRC provides two speakers for National Insitute of Defence Studies (Japan) security conference

CSRC provides lecture on transformation of Russian military for Global Security Roundtable, Glasgow

February 2011

CSRC commissioned to study Russian counterparts to Western "Cyber Commands"

January 2011

Mohammed El-Katiri takes up post with Eurasia Group

December 2010

17th December: CSRC provides "expert article" on Russian military transformation for Baltic Rim Economies

November 2010

5th November: Keir Giles lectures at Joint Arms Control Implementation Group (JACIG)

October 2010

4th-5th October: Keir Giles speaks at "Russian Military Development" conference for FOI

19th-21st October: Shima Keene speaks at the "Understanding Islamist Radicalisation and Violence" Symposium at UK Defence Academy

27th October: MEDIA: CSRC provides interview on Russia ahead of Lisbon NATO summit


September 2010

5th-12th September: Shima Keene appears at the 28th International Symposium on Economic Crime, University of Cambridge

15th September: Publication via NATO Defense College of two reviews by Keir Giles on "Understanding the Georgian War, Two Years On"