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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Encryption and Lawful Access

A Customs and Border Protection officer processes an incoming passenger at Newark Liberty International Airport. Photo: James Tourtellotte/United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection/Flickr.
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The US Visa Waiver Program: Facilitating Travel and Enhancing Security

A woman walks on the roof of the Great Mosque of Djenné after praying. The Great Mosque of Djenné was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, along with the old town of Djenné, in the central region of Mali. Photo: United Nations.
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Nuclear Disarmament and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

Businessman on bicycle passing skyline of La Defense business district in Paris, France. Photo: EschCollection/Getty Images.
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Supporting the US Economy by Improving the Mobility of High-skilled Labour Across the Atlantic

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Take Cybersecurity Away From Spies - For Everyone's Sake

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Does Donald Trump have a grand strategy?

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Literature review: the impact of digital communications technology on radicalization and recruitment

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

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The Legal Implications of the Internet of Things

View of Business Bay in Dubai with the new intersection connecting Sheik Zayed Road. Photo: Edward Tian/Contributor/Getty Images.
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Cybercrime and the Digital Economy in the GCC Countries

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

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Are rising powers consistent or ambiguous foreign policy actors? Brazil, humanitarian intervention and the ‘graduation dilemma’

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Review article: Reimagining Afghanistan

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Review forum: US national security: new threats, old realities

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

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

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

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Taking ‘justness’ seriously in just war: who are the ‘miserable comforters’ now?

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Nepal’s comprehensive peace agreement: human rights, compliance and impunity a decade on

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How Joining the Arms Trade Treaty Can Help Advance Development Goals

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Territoriality, self-determination and Crimea after Badinter

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On re-examining western attitudes to Russia

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The Islamic State, the Kurdistan Region and the future of Iraq: assessing UK policy options

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Syria’s mutating civil war and and its impact on Turkey, Iraq and Iran

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Assessing the danger of war: parallels and differences between Europe in 1914 and East Asia in 2014

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Strategic taboos: chemical weapons and US foreign policy

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Reconciliation and research in Afghanistan: an analytical narrative

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Environmental insecurity and fortress mentality

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Human conflict and ecosystem services: finding the environmental price of warfare

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The roots to peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo: conservation as a platform for green development

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The UN and the African Union in Mali and beyond: a shotgun wedding?

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After independence? The challenges and benefits of Scottish–UK defence cooperation

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The ‘rhinofication’ of South African security

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Waging a war to save biodiversity: the rise of militarized conservation

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, right, greets US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, before the start of their joint meeting at North Atlantic Council (NATO) on June 2, 2014 in Brussels. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool/Getty.
NATO Policy Experts Group Report

Collective Defence and Common Security: Twin Pillars of the Atlantic Alliance

Cases of near nuclear use
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Too Close for Comfort: Cases of Near Nuclear Use and Options for Policy

Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse
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Eritrea and Ethiopia: Beyond the Impasse

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

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UK–Japan Global Seminar: Fostering Strategic Partnerships

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Russian Security: Facing a 21st Century of Instability

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Transatlantic Cooperation to Prevent and Stop Mass Atrocities

Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific
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Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific

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British Defence and Security Policy: A Treasury View

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Carrington Series: Indian Narratives of Nuclear Deterrence

The Next Flashpoint: Potential Threats to Peace and Security in 2015
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The Next Flashpoint: Potential Threats to Peace and Security in 2015

Sexual Violence in Conflict: What Use is the Law?
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Sexual Violence in Conflict: What Use is the Law?

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Civil Society and Nuclear Weapons Policy

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Japan-NATO Relations: Assessing the Status Quo and Mapping the Future

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Franco-British Defence and the Use of Force

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Torturing the Rule of Law: Why the President, Congress and the Courts Do Little to Change US National Security Policy

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Old and New Tools in Russian Security Policy

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Defence and Security Reviews: A Minister's View

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Security on the Korean Peninsula

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Japan's Security Policy Reform Under the Abe Administration

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Are Nuclear Arms Still Relevant in Today's Security Environment?

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The Defence of Europe: Britain and Poland Facing New Challenges In the East

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Guatemala's Drug Policy: Learning from the OAS Process

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North and West Africa: Competing and Connecting Challenges in an Unstable Region

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Dissolving Borders and Emerging Threats: Challenges for the UK in a Turbulent Middle East

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