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Ensuring better outcomes for civilians in armed conflict

This report from UK think tank Chatham House takes a closer look at different approaches to the principles that can improve outcomes for civilians in conflict contexts. The increasing complexity of protracted armed conflicts that impact civilian lives demonstrates the urgent need for a reassessment of the role of humanitarian principles – humanity, impartiality, neutrality...

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Russian cyber and information warfare in practice

This report from UK think tank Chatham House will examine lessons observed from the war on Ukraine. Russia’s use of cyber and information warfare against Ukraine has confirmed some previous assessments of Russian doctrine and capabilities and invalidated others. In both cases, observation of operations in the war to date provides valuable insights for other...

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Security actors in Misrata, Zawiya and Zintan since 2011

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at how local factors shape Libya's security sector. Libya’s armed groups predominantly operate in the areas where they originated. This means that the security sector has developed since 2011 in accordance with distinctly local dynamics: the social composition of the area; the experience of conflict; the...

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Lab accidents and biocontainment breaches

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at policy options for improved laboratory safety and security. This paper discusses a new mapping of all reports of laboratory accidents worldwide, published between 2000 and 2021, which finds that documentation and reporting of accidents are generally poor. Many countries have no reporting requirements at all,...

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Tackling Iraq’s unaccountable state

This report from UK think tank Chatham House traces the political dimensions of state capture in Iraq and its consequences for the country’s future stability. The US-led invasion and occupation in 2003 brought Iraq some of the trappings of a liberal democracy, such as competitive multi-party elections and citizen freedoms, but it did not ensure...

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Reducing nuclear weapons risk

This report from UK think tank Chatham House highlights behavioural insights and the human factor in nuclear decision-making. This research paper highlights four aspects of nuclear weapons policy in which behavioural insights could be relevant and useful: reducing overconfidence among decision-makers; addressing concerns about miscommunication in nuclear decision-making; minimizing errors in nuclear policy implementation; and...

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The emerging global crisis of land use

This report from UK think tank Chatham House examines how rising competition for land threatens international and environmental stability, and how the risks can be mitigated. This report explores the drivers of the land crunch, models how the pressures associated with it could play out between now and 2050, and presents ideas for promoting more...

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Net zero and the role of the aviation industry

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at how flying less frequently and less far can buy time for decarbonization solutions. The aviation industry contributes around 1 per cent of UK GDP and provides additional unquantifiable benefits, including aiding the expansion of business investment and enabling people to visit family members who live...

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Reforming Algeria’s social protection system

This report from UK think tank Chatham House offers the first comprehensive mapping of the social protection space in Algeria. This research paper offers the first comprehensive mapping of the social protection space in Algeria, highlighting the broad activities led by government entities, but also the important role of homegrown civil society organizations (CSOs) and...

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The consequences of Russia’s war on Ukraine for climate action, food supply and energy security

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at the consequences of Russia's war on Ukraine for climate action, food supply and energy security. Russia’s war is, first and foremost, a calamity for the people of Ukraine, with large parts of the population thrown into poverty and displacement. But both in Ukraine and around...

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