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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‘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

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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

Liberal internationalism: historical trajectory and current prospects

International Affairs

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

International Affairs

The end of liberal international order?

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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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International Affairs

Investigating diplomatic transformations

International Affairs

The Iraq War ten years on: assessing the fallout

The World Today

Covert sexism in espionage

The World Today

Three costly lessons from the Iraq invasion

The World Today

Iraq: One day the world will thank Bush for shaking up the Arab region

International Affairs

A decade of African Peace and Security Architecture

International Affairs

'Ending the hegemonic presumption'? Recent writings on US−Cuban relations

The World Today

Nuclear deal with Iran is possible if bad habits change

Chatham House Briefing

Into the Quagmire: Turkey's Frustrated Syria Policy

Chatham House Briefing

Through the Dragon Gate? A Window of Opportunity for Northeast Asian Gas Security

ECRAN Paper

Untapped Trilateralism: Common Economic and Security Interests of the EU, the US and China

International Affairs

The UK and European defence: leading or leaving?

The World Today

The Cuban missile crisis

International Affairs

Justifying sacrifice: Barack Obama and the selling and ending of the war in Afghanistan

International Affairs

Escaping from American intelligence: culture, ethnocentrism and the Anglosphere

International Affairs

Climate security, risk assessment and military planning

International Affairs

Resource wars: searching for a new definition

Chatham House Report

Sinai: The Buffer Erodes

The World Today

Morsi's plan to keep the Egyptian army sweet

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Coordinating an International Approach to the Payment of Ransoms: Avoidance of and Alternatives to Ransom Payments

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