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

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The elusive EU–China strategic partnership

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

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The South China Sea Disputes: Current Status, Challenges and Prospects

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Russia, the West and European Security: How to Return to Cooperation and Stability?

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Towards Warsaw and Beyond

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

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WMD-Free Zone: A Scenario-Building Exercise

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

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Launch of the Journal of Cyber Policy

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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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Humanitarians at War

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Aiding and Assisting: Challenges in Armed Conflict and Counterterrorism

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The Long-Term Impacts of Syria’s War

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Settlers in Contested Lands: Territorial Disputes and Ethnic Conflict

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?

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Security by Design: Mitigating Cyber Security Risks in Civil Nuclear Infrastructure in the Gulf

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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

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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Sexual exploitation and abuse in peace operations: trends, policy responses and future directions

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Uzbekistan’s defensive self-reliance: Karimov’s foreign policy legacy

An Iraqi refugee boy, who fled the city of Mosul because of fighting between government forces and ISIS, at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria’s Hasakeh governorate on 5 December 2016. Photo: Delis Souleiman/Getty Images.
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Humanitarian Action and Non-state Armed Groups: The UK Regulatory Environment

Internally displaced Pakistani children whose families fled a military operation against Taliban militants in the North Waziristan tribal agency queue for food near a camp for IDPs in Bannu, 6 September 2014. Photo: KARIM ULLAH/AFP/Getty Images.
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Humanitarian Action and Non-state Armed Groups: The International Legal Framework

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Narendra Modi’s Pakistan and China policy: assertive bilateral diplomacy, active coalition diplomacy

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Indo-US relations under Modi: the strategic logic underlying the embrace

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Ambivalent accommodation: status signalling of a rising India and China’s response

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South Sudan: a volatile dynamic of accountability and peace

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What after counter-insurgency? Raiding in zones of turmoil

Two Lancaster Bombers with fighter escort flying low over Derwentwater in the English Lake District.
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UK Foreign and Security Policy Working Group

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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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

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The framework nation: can Germany lead on security?

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

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