International Security

Chatham House research on international peace and security tackles a wide range of areas, including UK and European defence, the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, internet governance and cyber security.

Projects include examining solutions for piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, strategies for maritime security, the intersection of cyber with space and nuclear security, internet governance, drugs and organized crime, terrorism, including Boko Haram in Nigeria, and counterterrorism.

A major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the International Security Department and its projects.

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International Affairs

China's clear and present conundrum on the Korean peninsula: stuck between the past and the future

International Affairs

Grey is the new black: covert action and implausible deniability

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Ensuring Youth Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution

A robot distributes promotional literature calling for a ban on fully autonomous weapons in Parliament Square. Photo: Getty Images.
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Banning Autonomous Weapons Is Not the Answer

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The Transformation of Russian Organized Crime under Putin

European Council President Donald Tusk speaks to US President Donald Trump as he welcomes him at EU headquarters in Brussels as part of a NATO meeting, 25 May 2017. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.
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The Future of the United States and Europe: An Irreplaceable Partnership

A staff member at the UK National Cyber Security Centre in London. Photo: Getty Images.
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Offensive Cyberattacks Would Need to Balance Lawful Deterrence and the Risks of Escalation

An installation from the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House in London in 2016. Photo: Getty Images.
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Even Without Cambridge Analytica, the Trump Campaign Already Had Everyone’s Data

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Admiral James Foggo on the Future of Intervention

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‘It’s not a problem of who has them; it’s a problem of the weapon.’

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Preventing violent extremism through the United Nations: the rise and fall of a good idea

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Preventing Another World War

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Artificial Intelligence, Prediction and Counter-Terrorism

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.
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Drones and the European Union: Prospects for a Common Future

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Things Fall Apart? Security Challenges Presented by the Internet of Things

Launch Control Center control panel for the Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles located in New Ramer, Colorado. Photo: Andy Cross/Contributor /Getty Images.
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Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences

Changing the Global Perception of Drugs
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Changing the Global Perception of Drugs

International Affairs

The end of liberal international order?

International Affairs

Liberal internationalism: historical trajectory and current prospects

International Affairs

US–China relations and the liberal world order: contending elites, colliding visions?

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A robot distributes promotional literature calling for a ban on fully autonomous weapons in Parliament Square. Photo: Getty Images.
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Banning Autonomous Weapons Is Not the Answer

A staff member at the UK National Cyber Security Centre in London. Photo: Getty Images.
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Offensive Cyberattacks Would Need to Balance Lawful Deterrence and the Risks of Escalation

An installation from the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House in London in 2016. Photo: Getty Images.
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Even Without Cambridge Analytica, the Trump Campaign Already Had Everyone’s Data

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‘It’s not a problem of who has them; it’s a problem of the weapon.’

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Admiral James Foggo on the Future of Intervention

Pedestrians walk past a spray painted job advert for Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) on the pavement. Photo by LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
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Take Cybersecurity Away From Spies - For Everyone's Sake

7 April: The USS Porter fires a missile at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack. Photo by Ford Williams/US Navy via Getty Images.
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Trump Has Sent a Message That Chemical Weapons Won't Go Unpunished

26 March: The Libyan National Army (LNA) moves against jihadists in Benghazi. Photo: Getty Images.
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Libya’s Power Vacuum Risks Heightened Violence

Donald Trump with HR McMaster, the new national security advisor, and his chief of staff, Keith Kellogg. Photo: Getty Images.
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McMaster Appointment Could Bolster US Line on Russia

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan at a CSTO meeting in October 2016. Photo via Getty Images.
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For Armenia, an Alliance That May Be More Trouble Than It’s Worth

A boy inspects the damage at a sports hall in Sanaa, Yemen on January 19, 2016. Photo by Getty Images.
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As Arms Control Is Eroded, Civilians Suffer

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Trump Leads US Security Policy Into Uncharted Territory

Vladimir Putin (centre) unexpectedly replaces his close ally and powerful chief of staff Sergei Ivanov (left) with Anton Vaino (right), an ex-diplomat who served as Ivanov's deputy. Photo by ALEXEI DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images.
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Putin's Removal of Ivanov as Chief of Staff Is More About Rejuvenation

The Irkutsk aviation plant in Irkutsk, Russia. Photo via Getty Images.
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Arms Exports Add to Russia’s Tools of Influence in Middle East

Female officer cadets at the Sovereign's parade at Sandhurst. Photo by Getty Images.
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Past Time for British Forces to Open Combat Roles to Women

Iraqi people leave their homes in Fallujah town due to conflicts between ISIS and security forces on 30 May 2016. Photo by Getty Images.
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Suffering May Not Be Over for Iraqis 'Liberated' From ISIS

A replica of the Triumphal Arch at Palmyra is unveiled at Trafalgar Square on 19 April 2016. Photo by Getty Images.
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Queen’s Speech Provides UK with Path to Leadership on Cultural Property Protection

A UN peacekeeper from Rwanda walks through the remnants of a looted and burnt clinic in the UN Protection of Civilians site in Malakal on 26 February 2016. Photo by Getty Images.
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When Will the UN Be Held to Account for Failing to Protect Civilians?

A woman walks past a screen showing global stock market information on the street in Tokyo on 25 August 2015. Photo by Getty Images.
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Rebalancing in the Global Economy Undermines International Stability

The Korea Meteorological Administration observes seismic waves from North Korea on 6 January 2016 in Seoul. Photo by Getty Images.
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Iran Lessons Can Provide Guide to Dealing with North Korea

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Asia-Pacific Security: A Changing Role for the US
Chatham House Report

Asia-Pacific Security: A Changing Role for the United States

Other resource

UK–Japan Global Seminar: Fostering Strategic Partnerships

The World Today

Britain's visa rules are a mess

The World Today

The people have lost their voice

The World Today

A citizen journalist, writing under a pen name, describes the effect of a barrel-bomb in northern Syria

International Affairs

1914 and 2014: should we be worried?

International Affairs

A century on the edge: from Cold War to hot world, 1945–2045

International Affairs

Review article - Leaving Vietnam: Nixon, Kissinger and Ford, 1969–1975 (Part two: January 1972–January 1973)

The World Today

100 years of generals v politicians: from Ypres to Helmand

Encouraging peace-building
Chatham House Briefing

Encouraging Peace-building through Better Environmental and Natural Resource Management

The World Today

Printing guns, knives and keys: Security will have to tighten up

The World Today

It's time for Europe to look after its own backyard

International Affairs

The rise of Nordic defence cooperation: a return to regionalism?

International Affairs

Britain, the United Arab Emirates and the defence of the Gulf revisited

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Papers for conference: Autonomous Military Technologies

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Explaining the US 'Pivot' to Asia

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The Taliban at war: inside the Helmand insurgency, 2004–2012

International Affairs

System failure: the underlying causes of US policy-making errors in Afghanistan

International Affairs

Pakistan's foreign and security policies after the 2013 general election: the judge, the politician and the military

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The Arab Spring: the Changing Dynamics of West-GCC Cooperation

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