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: Reintroducing Women, Peace and Security
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International Affairs: Reintroducing Women, Peace and Security

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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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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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Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in Israel

Tighter Borders and Homeland Security: A US Perspective

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

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Inside Syria: Life Amidst Revolution and War

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Ten Crises to Watch in 2016

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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Nuclear doctrines and stable strategic relationships: the case of south Asia

A rebel fighter searches Syrian Arab Red Crescent members before they are sent to deliver food aid to Aleppo Central Prison, 11 May 2014. Photo: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters/Corbis.
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Towards a Principled Approach to Engagement with Non-state Armed Groups for Humanitarian Purposes

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Managing escalation: missile defence, strategy and US alliances

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

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Russian hybrid warfare and extended deterrence in eastern Europe

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Inside the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review

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The Middle East - Prospects for Conflict Resolution

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Assessing the Principle of Neutrality in Humanitarian Operations

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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

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UK Foreign and Security Policy Working Group

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Space, the Final Frontier for Cybersecurity?

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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

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

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