Silhouetted electricity pylons against orange sky. Photo: Harry Wittau/EyeEm/Getty Images.
Research paper

Staying Connected: Key Elements for UK–EU27 Energy Cooperation After Brexit

10 May 2017
Energy policy negotiations post-Brexit offer the UK and the EU an important opportunity to find common ground and develop new models of partnership which are imperative to the UK’s future.
Aboriginal elder Eileen Kampakuta Brown, joint winner of the 2003 Goldman Environmental Prize for her struggle to stop construction of a nuclear waste dump in South Australia. Photo: Getty Images.
Research paper

The Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Testing: Regional Responses and Mitigation Measures

8 May 2017
The long and continuing history of nuclear weapons testing has much to teach researchers, humanitarian organizations, international bodies and governments about how best to address the effects of nuclear weapons use and develop appropriate policies for prevention.
Attendees at the Eurasian Economic Union Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 26 December 2016. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images.
Research paper

The Eurasian Economic Union: Deals, Rules and the Exercise of Power

2 May 2017
Regardless of its multiple shortcomings, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) should not be dismissed out of hand. For Russia, it is the primary vehicle for realizing a global geopolitical agenda. 
A group of Somali women line up to receive food aid from a Kuwaiti-based Islamic charity in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on 14 August 2011. Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Humanitarian Action and Non-state Armed Groups: The Impact of Banking Restrictions on UK NGOs

28 April 2017
Banks are restricting the work of humanitarian NGOs and impeding the effectiveness of the UK government’s aid budget.
A soldier during inspections for signs of fever, one of the symptoms of Ebola, at a checkpoint in Nikabo, a village in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on 27 August 2014. Photo: Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
Research paper

Sierra Leone’s Response to the Ebola Outbreak: Management Strategies and Key Responder Experiences

31 March 2017
Drawing on interviews with key Sierra Leonean and international responders, this paper helps shed light on the challenges that affected Sierra Leone's response to the Ebola outbreak.
A Syrian refugee youth walks in an alley at an unofficial refugee camp in the village of Deir Zannoun in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, 31 January 2017. Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

UN Humanitarian Coordination in Lebanon: The Consequences of Excluding Syrian Actors

30 March 2017
While it will doubtless be expensive to overhaul the UN's coordination structure and mechanisms, it could ultimately cost less than maintaining the current dysfunctional system. 
A Filipino fisherman operates around Scarborough Shoal, South China Sea, near a Chinese coast guard ship on 13 December 2016. Photo: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images.
Chatham House Briefing

China’s Evolving Approach to International Dispute Settlement

29 March 2017
Despite its refusal to participate in the South China Sea arbitration, China’s attitude towards international dispute settlement is evolving towards greater acceptance and engagement in other contexts.
Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s deputy prime minister in charge of defence and the space industry, speaks during the presentation of a Russian multipurpose MiG-35 jet fighter at the MiG plant in Lukhovitsy on 27 January 2017. Photo: MARINA LYSTSEVA/AFP/Getty.
Research paper

Russia’s Role as an Arms Exporter: The Strategic and Economic Importance of Arms Exports for Russia

20 March 2017
Russian arms producers must adapt to growing competition in the global arms market and address issues within its domestic arms industry, or it will see its role within the global arms market lessen.
A couple walk past wallets with images of Chinese yuan banknotes and US dollar banknotes displayed at a store in Beijing, China, on 7 November 2014. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
Research paper

Renminbi Internationalization: A Conflict of Statecrafts

20 March 2017
If the renminbi becomes a serious rival to the dollar, it will be due less to the effectiveness of Beijing’s statecraft than to a failure of Washington’s.
Damaged buildings in old Aleppo’s Jdeideh neighbourhood on 9 December 2016. Photo: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Western Policy Towards Syria: Applying Lessons Learned

15 March 2017
Over the past six years, there has been a significant gap between the West’s rhetoric and its actions in Syria. Western policymakers must learn from their mistakes to form a more effective strategy.