Policy area: International relations

Reports

Working hand in hand?

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform makes recommendations on how the UK and its European allies could better co-ordinate their support to Ukraine.. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a watershed moment in European security. So far, Britain, Germany and other European countries have worked closely to support Ukraine. But Russia...

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Challenges for counter-proliferation finance and sanctions control in banking

This report from UK think tank RUSI focuses on international and unilateral sanctions frameworks regarding the proliferation of WMDs. This report focuses on international and unilateral sanctions frameworks regarding the proliferation of WMDs in North Korea, Iran and Russia, identifying the challenges of implementing counter-proliferation finance and sanctions controls.

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The Indo-Pacific in Indian foreign policy

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the Indo-Pacific in Indian foreign policy. This Policy Brief examines India’s initial caution in embracing the role of the Indo-Pacific in India’s strategic outlook, the changing geopolitical circumstances that led New Delhi to adopt a more proactive approach, and how India’s Indo-Pacific strategy is impacting relationships with...

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Combating kleptocracy: lessons from the response to Russia’s war in Ukraine

This report from UK think tank RUSI explores the state of efforts to combat modern kleptocracy before February 2022. Two years on from the invasion of Ukraine, this paper explores the state of efforts to combat modern kleptocracy before February 2022 and assesses how the Kremlin’s war has catalysed a range of responses from Western...

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Imperial measurement

This report from UK think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs offers a cost–benefit analysis of western colonialism. In recent years, we have seen a renewed interest in Britain’s imperialist past: the British Empire, the slave trade and the Caribbean slave labour plantations. More precisely, we have seen a revival of the idea that the...

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Requirements for the command and control of the UK’s ground-based air defence

This report from UK think tank RUSI seeks to outline the trajectory of the future air threat environment, as well as the components critical to meeting that threat. The purpose of this paper is to identify requirements for the command and control (C2) of the British Army’s ground-based air defences (GBAD) within an overarching integrated...

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Assuring the tactical sustainment of land forces on the modern battlefield

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the evolving threat and necessary mitigations to enable the tactical sustainment of land forces. This paper examines the evolving threat and necessary mitigations to enable the tactical sustainment of land forces between the corps support area and last mile resupply. It postulates three challenges that increasing battlefield...

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Antisemitism in the UK in 2024

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society identifies four contemporary sources of antisemitism. Antisemitism is spiking in the United Kingdom. Ever since the Hamas pogroms of October 7 2023, which sparked the ongoing war in Gaza, there has been a huge rise in antisemitism. In the last year alone, there was a 589%...

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Mass Precision Strike: designing UAV complexes for land forces

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines how UAVs offer the most utility to land forces. This paper addresses the question of what components are necessary for land forces to field a UAV complex that can deliver precision effects en masse to maximise the efficiency of exchange with an enemy. Russia’s full-scale invasion of...

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Upholding North Korea sanctions in the age of decentralised finance

This report from UK think tank RUSI forms part of a series of research projects to understand and mitigate obstacles to UN sanctions implementation. This paper aims to examine cryptocurrency mixers’ distinct technical, legal and regulatory dimensions and the challenges they pose to the sanctions regime. The paper provides detailed background information on North Korea’s...

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Bracing for 2025: The UK and European security under a Trump presidency

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the possibility of Donald Trump's potentially radical programme of change. This paper examines the possibility of Donald Trump’s potentially radical programme of change, both at home and abroad, with a focus on the US foreign policy programme. It outlines the economic factors underpinning US defence and security...

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A culture of impunity

This report from UK think tank The Henry Jackson Society explores conflict-related sexual violence in contemporary proxy warfare. Around the world, civilians caught in the midst of armed conflict are increasingly suffering from conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). This disturbing upward trend was confirmed during the 9378th meeting of the United Nations Security Council in 2022,...

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Power plays

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the trade in Russian enriched uranium. This report examines the extent of Western (European and US) dependencies on Russian enriched uranium and identifies ways in which Rosatom may be continuing to access global, including Western, nuclear fuel supply chains, despite some efforts in the US and Europe...

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Transatlantic China policy: In search of an endgame

This report from UK think tank RUSI investigates the reasons for limited transatlantic cooperation on China. This paper investigates the reasons for limited transatlantic cooperation on China in three separate but related domains: economics; security; and the multilateral system and global norms. While China policy has changed markedly on both sides of the Atlantic in...

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Unfreezing the Abraham Accords

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society looks at a new transatlantic strategy for greater peace, stability and integration in the Middle East. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine triggered the largest war in Europe since World War II. The invasion also marked the first all-out cyber war between two nation-states, as Russia...

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Related Events

28 May 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: The Henry Jackson Society

Unveiling the global threat: China, Iran, Russia and North Korea as the axis of upheaval

This event hosted by UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society will delve into the genesis of this enigmatic geopolitical formation.  The world is witnessing a seismic shift in geopolitical dynamics. The second Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has brought to light a newly formed alliance—one that transcends borders and ideologies. China, Iran, and...

30 May 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: Chatham House

UK general election: The big decisions for the next foreign secretary

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will discuss the most pressing international risks facing the UK. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced his intention to launch the 2024 UK Parliamentary election by stating, “This election will take place at a time when the world is more dangerous than it has been since...

6 June 2024

Location: The Assembly Room, The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2DR

Think tank: The Foreign Policy Centre

What does the future hold for the US and UK’s ‘Special Relationship’?

This event hosted by UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre will examine the transatlantic partnership in the year of elections. The ‘special relationship’ between the United States and United Kingdom has often been lauded by successive Presidents and Prime Ministers, keen to underscore a closely fostered partnership. The two countries have shared significant ties,...

11 June 2024

Location: Online / Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank , London SW1P 4QP

Think tank: The Henry Jackson Society

On tyranny: how today’s democracies can recognise and confront tyranny

This event hosted by UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society will launch a new interdisciplinary and international research network on Authoritarian Regimes: Tyrannica. What relevance does the concept of tyranny have for the modern world? Can modern tyrannies be objectively identified, and can their behaviour be predicted? Recent years have seen an alarming global...

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President Biden arrives in office with a full foreign policy in-tray, albeit one that will have to compete for attention with myriad domestic priorities from tackling run-away virus to repairing the foundations of its own democracy. Most of America’s traditional allies will let out a huge sigh of relief that his predecessor has left the...

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The Taiwan Straits maybe the most volatile point in the Asia-Pacific. Even if this thin strip of water, separating Taiwan and China, is not the site of a great power collision this year it nevertheless will be a source of tension between Beijing and Washington. The Communist Party of China claims Taiwan as “an inalienable”...

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