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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This image, supplied by the European Space Agency (ESA), shows the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, on 16 June 2016. Photo: Tim Peake/ESA/NASA via Getty Images.
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Space, the Final Frontier for Cybersecurity?

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Legal Challenges to Engaging NSAGs for Humanitarian Action

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Challenges to People-Centred Peace Operations

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The framework nation: can Germany lead on security?

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The many faces of a rebel group: the Allied Democratic Forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Review article: The Cambridge history of the Second World War

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

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Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Testing in the African Continent

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

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China and the Future of International Order

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Red Teams: Thinking Like the Enemy

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China’s ‘new type of Great Power relations’: a G2 with Chinese characteristics?

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Review article: Averting US–China conflict in the Asia–Pacific

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The sources of China’s assertiveness: the system, domestic politics or leadership preferences?

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Review article: Three perspectives on Chinese diplomacy: government, think-tanks and academia

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China and its neighbourhood: transformation, challenges and grand strategy

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China and liberal hierarchies in global international society: power and negotiation for normative change

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Cooperation, competition and shaping the outlook: the United States and China’s neighbourhood diplomacy

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Between assertiveness and self-restraint: understanding China’s South China Sea policy

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Afghanistan and China’s new neighbourhood diplomacy

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International Affairs

China’s ‘new type of Great Power relations’: a G2 with Chinese characteristics?

International Affairs

The sources of China’s assertiveness: the system, domestic politics or leadership preferences?

International Affairs

China and its neighbourhood: transformation, challenges and grand strategy

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Cooperation, competition and shaping the outlook: the United States and China’s neighbourhood diplomacy

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Between assertiveness and self-restraint: understanding China’s South China Sea policy

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Afghanistan and China’s new neighbourhood diplomacy

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China’s ambition in the South China Sea: is a legitimate maritime order possible?

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The elusive EU–China strategic partnership

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Review article: Averting US–China conflict in the Asia–Pacific

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Review article: Three perspectives on Chinese diplomacy: government, think-tanks and academia

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Geopolitics versus geoeconomics: the case of Russia’s geostrategy and its effects on the EU

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When less was more: external assistance and the political settlement in Somaliland

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Iran’s policy towards the Houthis in Yemen: a limited return on a modest investment

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The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the South Sudan question: reconsidering moderation

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The futures past of the Women, Peace and Security agenda

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Reintroducing women, peace and security

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Gender as national interest at the UN Security Council

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The ‘war on terror’ and extremism: assessing the relevance of the Women, Peace and Security agenda

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Review article: The Responsibility to Protect at 15

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Externalizing the burden of war: the Obama Doctrine and US foreign policy in the Middle East

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