People pass by a billboard with an image of Russia's President Vladimir Putin and lettering 'Strong president - Strong Russia' in Saint Petersburg on 12 January 2018. Photo: OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Putin and Russia in 2018–24: What Next?

15 March 2018
As 2024 approaches, the question of who or what will replace Putin will come increasingly to the fore. 
Research paper

Russian Policy Across the Middle East: Motivations and Methods

21 February 2018
Engagement with Russia on the situation in the Middle East needs to be accompanied by readiness in the West to defend its own red lines in the region.
Pro-EU demonstrators fly a Union flag and an EU flag outside of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London, on 8 December 2017. Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images.
Conference Paper

Anglo-Japanese Cooperation in an Era of Growing Nationalism and Weakening Globalization

13 February 2018
This paper brings together a summary of the discussions at the fifth and final event in the UK–Japan Global Seminar series, with an essay by Sir David Warren on the UK–Japan relationship in an age of populism.
A Heron drone on the runway at the Castor military camp in Gao, Mali, on 19 May 2017. Members of the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) have been deployed to the region as part of the UN mission named MINUSMA. Photo: Markus Heine/NurPhoto/Getty Images.
Research paper

Drones and the European Union: Prospects for a Common Future

5 February 2018
The debate over the use of drones is an opportunity for states to identify elements of military practice that their publics find uncomfortable or troubling, and to explain these areas of military operations in context. 
Father and daughter in their shelter in Goudoubo refugee camp, Burkina Faso, March 2017. Photo: Kwesi Annim.
Moving Energy Initiative

Prices, Products and Priorities: Meeting Refugees’ Energy Needs in Burkina Faso and Kenya

30 January 2018
As the number of displaced people increases, and aid budgets come under further pressure, the imperative to identify cost-effective and sustainable solutions for delivering energy to refugees is more pressing than ever.
Protesters critical of the recent election of Donald Trump as US president gather for a demonstration near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, on 12 November 2016. Photo: Carsten Koall/Getty Images.
Chatham House Report

Transatlantic Relations: Converging or Diverging?

18 January 2018
While the path may be rocky in the short term, the longer-term fundamentals of the transatlantic relationship remain strong.
Launch Control Center control panel for the Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles located in New Ramer, Colorado. Photo: Andy Cross/Contributor /Getty Images.
Research paper

Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences

11 January 2018
At times of heightened tension, cyberattacks on nuclear weapons systems could cause an escalation, which results in their use. 
Entrepreneurs Virginia Santy (left) and Melanie Ulle at Women in Kind, a co-working space aimed at small businesses run by women in Denver, US. Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Research paper

Gender-smart Procurement: Policies for Driving Change

21 December 2017
Governments should use public procurement policy as a strategic lever to accelerate gender-inclusive economic growth through the application of state spending power.
A Yemeni boy checks damage following a mortar attack in the city of Taiz, February 2016. Photo: Ahmad al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Yemen: National Chaos, Local Order

20 December 2017
Yemen has become a ‘chaos state’ – a nominal entity that exists largely as lines on a map and as a concept in newspaper reports and policymaker briefings.
Women admitted to the maternity ward at Roi Baudoin hospital in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, are counselled by a staff member on 3 March 2010, after having been detained at the hospital for non-payment of medical fees. Photo: AFP/Getty.
Research paper

Hospital Detentions for Non-payment of Fees: A Denial of Rights and Dignity

6 December 2017
A new paper assesses the prevalence of medical detentions globally, the health and human rights impacts, and policy options to reduce and eradicate the practice.