The European Union (EU)–China Summit plenary session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 12 July 2016. Photo: HOW HWEE YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images.
Joint Report

EU–China Economic Relations to 2025: Building a Common Future

13 September 2017
EU–China cooperation should not be seen as an end in itself, but as a stepping stone to wider global governance cooperation and reform.
Industrial complex for the production of galvanized roof sheets, Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Elk Arne Clausen/Getty Images.
Research paper

Developing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

8 September 2017
This paper provides a snapshot of the current business environment in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, and an analysis of the constraints and opportunities for company growth in those four countries.
A British soldier on patrol as the sun rises at Sennybridge Training Area, Wales. Photo: Stocktrek Images/Getty.
Research paper

Strengthening the Private Sector’s Role in UK Defence Engagement

25 August 2017
With the right oversight and a balanced approach, defence engagement can help to deliver prosperity and increase private-sector involvement in national security.
The Muna camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, for people displaced due to raiding by the Boko Haram Islamist extremist group. Photo: Kyodo News/Contributor/Getty Images.
Research paper

Recommendations for Reducing Tensions in the Interplay Between Sanctions, Counterterrorism Measures and Humanitarian Action

23 August 2017
This paper sets out a series of steps for systematically gathering information on the adverse impact of sanctions on humanitarian action and bringing it to the attention of Security Council members as well as the broader UN membership.
Japan's prime minister, Shinzō Abe, and India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, attend the East Asia Summit in Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, on 13 November 2014. Photo credit: © Christophe Archambault/Staff
Research paper

Creative Minilateralism in a Changing Asia: Opportunities for Security Convergence and Cooperation Between Australia, India and Japan

28 July 2017
Two immediate challenges – the rise of China and uncertainty surrounding the policy priorities of the Trump administration – are powerful spurs for a closer partnership between the three countries.
Photo credit: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Research paper

The Pursuit of a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: A New Approach

27 July 2017
The stalemate over negotiation on a WMD-free zone damages not only relationships and trust between states in the region, but also the strength and credibility of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. A new approach is needed.
The then Saudi Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, arrives for a press conference in Riyadh, on 25 April 2016. Photo: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Vision 2030 and Saudi Arabia’s Social Contract: Austerity and Transformation

20 July 2017
Saudi Arabia's ambitious economic reform project promises to disrupt the traditional social contract in a number of ways, which is bound to have political ramifications for the country.
Clashes between a group of demonstrators and the police during the march against the G7 at Taormina, Italy, in May 2017. Photo: Getty Images.
Annual review

Annual Review 2016–17

18 July 2017
Explore the institute's output, activities and achievements from the past year examining sovereignty and interdependence, geopolitics and instability, and the delivery of global public goods.
Supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hold flags and shout slogans during an anti-corruption demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, on 16 September 2016. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
Research paper

Iraq After the Fall of ISIS: The Struggle for the State

4 July 2017
In the absence of a representative and accountable government and state institutions, attempts to forge a strong Iraqi nation are doomed to fail.
View of Business Bay in Dubai with the new intersection connecting Sheik Zayed Road. Photo: Edward Tian/Contributor/Getty Images.
Research paper

Cybercrime and the Digital Economy in the GCC Countries

30 June 2017
A failure to tackle cybercrime would imperil strategic development plans intended to diversify GCC economies and reduce their reliance on the hydrocarbons sector.