Seventy years of the Geneva Conventions: what of the future?

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This latest report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at the current state of international humanitarian law.  The 70th anniversary of the adoption of the 1949 Geneva Conventions was commemorated in 2019. But violations of the Conventions and of the 1977 Additional Protocols are widespread. Contemporary conflicts have been marked by violations of some… Read more »

Chinese Investment and the BRI in Sri Lanka

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This latest report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at China’s Belt and Road Initiative. China’s expansive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has led to greater Chinese outbound investment in Asia, including in Sri Lanka. This investment has recently come under scrutiny, due to intensifying geopolitical rivalries in the Indian Ocean as well as… Read more »

Implementing Brexit: the role of the joint committee

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This latest report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the joint committee established by the UK and EU. The UK has formally left the European Union (EU) – but that is not the end of Brexit. The two sides have started negotiating their future relationship. They also need to implement the… Read more »

Reducing the prison population

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This latest report from UK think tank Reform looks at how to reduce prison overcrowding. This Reform Perspectives assesses current Government policy to reduce overcrowding, why, while welcome, argues it is insufficient, and outlines what further changes should be made to immediately reduce the prison population.

The reset moment

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This latest report from UK think tank British Future looks at attitudes to immigration. The reset moment: immigration in the new parliament draws on new attitudinal research by ICM exploring public attitudes to a range of policies and issues relating to immigration and integration. The authors, from British Future and the Policy Institute at Kings… Read more »

A sharper image:

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This latest report from UK think tank RUSI looks at the counterterrorist financing landscape. This Occasional Paper surveys the counterterrorist financing landscape and seeks to provide an approach through which a more appropriate and relevant response to terrorist financing can be developed.

The parenthood penalty

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This latest report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at the lives of those living in London. This report, commissioned by Peabody, provides new insights into the lives of individuals living in London – in particular, with respect to their living standards and financial situation. It draws on data from a wide… Read more »

Negotiating the level playing field

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This latest report from UK think tank IPPR looks at the next stage of the Brexit negotiations. The UK and the EU are embarking on the next stage of the Brexit negotiations to determine their future trading relationship. Both sides are looking to agree a free trade agreement to guarantee no tariffs and quotas on… Read more »