Policy area: Security & defence

Reports

Linking forces: Western support for the Russian diaspora

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society examines Western support for the Russian diaspora. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has understandably focused the Western response on supporting Ukraine. However, the ‘as long as it takes’ rhetoric should have been relegated to the dustbin of slogan history and replaced with...

Read more

The crisis in prisons

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government will look at how to start fixing the problems at the heart of the criminal justice system. Prisons are in a profound state of crisis. The Prison Governors’ Association warned last week that prisons in England and Wales are just days away from running out...

Read more

A methodology for degrading the arms of the Russian federation

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines a methodology for degrading the arms of the Russian federation. Ukraine’s international partners have been seeking to curtail Russian defence production through the sanctioning of Russian-affiliated individuals and entities and the disruption of Russian sanctions circumvention and covert procurement of military components on the international market since...

Read more

From the ballot to the bullet

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society explains how political violence works and why it poses such a threat to our democracy. Democracy is under attack. The culprit: political violence. In recent years, politicians in the UK and other Western democracies have been the target of acts of violence. These have ranged...

Read more

Ukraine’s wartime recovery and the role of civil society: Chatham House survey of Ukrainian CSOs – 2024 update.

This report from UK think tank Chatham House examines how government, citizens and donors can work together to embed trust in reconstruction. Over the past decade, Ukraine has shown that successful cooperation between state and citizens can deliver highly effective structural reforms. Building on this record, the country’s government and international partners now need to...

Read more

EU strategic communications to support sanctions against Russia

This report from UK think tank RUSI offers a data-driven analysis of the EU’s strategic communications on sanctions against Russia. This paper examines the question: How does the EU use strategic communications to persuade third countries to cooperate on sanctions? The paper analyses how the EU is using arguments linked to upholding values and appealing...

Read more

Beyond deadlock: opportunities for Western engagement with the Taliban

This report from UK think tank RUSI highlights the Taliban’s agendas and modes of operation in order to gain a better understanding of how to move forward. While international media attention is currently diverted to the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, the question of whether to engage with the Taliban’s de facto government remains a...

Read more

Restoring deterrence: destablising the Iranian regime

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society makes the case for why the US and Israel need to adopt a broader strategy towards Iran and its proxies. The time has come for a new policy towards Iran. The US-led policy of deterrence has failed spectacularly. Its two goals were to prevent Iran...

Read more

Countermeasures in international law and their role in cyberspace

This report from UK think tank Chatham House explores the conditions under which countermeasures may be taken in cyberspace in line with customary international law. The emergence of information and communications technologies has reignited debates about how and when countermeasures can be used in cyberspace. Countermeasures are a well-established response mechanism available to states against...

Read more

The implementation of P/CVE in conflicts: lessons from STRIVE Afghanistan

This report from UK think tank RUSI outlines recommendations for the effective implementation of P/CVE programmes in conflict settings. Terrorism continues to take place primarily in contexts of violent conflict. According to the 2023 Global Terrorism Index, in 2022, more than 88% of terrorism-related attacks and 98% of terrorism deaths occurred in countries experiencing conflict....

Read more

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...

Read more

Three foreign policy priorities for the next UK government

This report from UK think tank Chatham House examines how the next government could use its foreign policy assets to best effect. With a general election imminent, it is already clear that the next UK government will take office in an immensely challenging environment for foreign policy. From wars in Gaza and Ukraine to concerns...

Read more

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.

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Related Events

25 July 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: Chatham House

Searching for stability: what drives China’s foreign policy towards the US?

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House discusses recent changes in Chinese strategic thinking and how they impact Beijing’s US policy. The hardening of US policy towards China in recent years has largely been framed by America and its allies as a response to economic and political changes in Beijing implemented by President...

25 July 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: Chatham House

Can Gulf countries balance regional security dynamics?

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will discuss how Gulf countries are responding to regional volatility and global challenges. Over recent years, countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have made significant strides developing their economies, societies and foreign relations. The six Gulf monarchies are investing in diversifying their economies to move...