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Can European defence take off?

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform looks at the evolving defence landscape in Europe. Europe, in the aftermath of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, is witnessing a significant shift in its defence landscape. There has been a substantial increase in defence budgets across the continent and the EU’s own role in...

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Leveraging human–machine teaming

This report from UK think tank RUSI argues that interdependent human–machine teams will be a key component of future Western efforts to deter great power war. Interdependent human–machine teams will be a key component of future Western efforts to deter great power war and, if deterrence fails, win. In this policy guide, the authors argue...

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Ransomware

This report from UK think tank RUSI outlines the harms ransomware causes to organisations, individuals, the UK economy, national security and wider society. The latest report from RUSI’s Cyber Research Group, titled “The Scourge of Ransomware”, outlines the harm ransomware causes to organisations, individuals, the UK economy, national security and wider society. Drawing on interviews...

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A vital partnership

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society will look at how strengthened UK-Taiwan ties can help maintain stable cross-strait relations. The success of the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit Indo-Pacific tilt and its security and economic interests throughout the entirety of the region are increasingly dependent on maintaining stable cross-Strait relations between Taiwan and...

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Amphibious Futures

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines how the Royal Marines will need to evolve to ensure the UK can effectively contribute to an alliance or a coalition. The report examines how the force design of the Royal Marines will need to evolve to ensure the UK can effectively contribute to the amphibious capabilities...

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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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Ukraine’s nuclear shadow

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society This research paper addresses the national security implications of the potential and actual nuclear and radiological events in Ukraine for the UK and the European members of NATO. The armed conflict, over the past 20 months, has had significant humanitarian, economic, and environmental impacts in...

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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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Ukraine fatigue

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform warns that Ukraine is going to need both short- and long-term military aid. The war in the Middle East is pushing Ukraine off the front pages, and some Western leaders, particularly in the US, are turning their attention away from Russia’s continuing war of...

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