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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Review article: The 100 billion dollar brain: central intelligence machinery in the UK and the US

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Carrington Series: Trident Renewal and Continuous-at-Sea Deterrence

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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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What consensus? Geopolitics and policy paradigms in China and the United States

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

Photo: Albert González Farran, UNAMID
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How Joining the Arms Trade Treaty Can Help Advance Development Goals

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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

Paper lanterns float in the Motoyasu River in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on 6 August 2014. Photo by Getty Images.
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Trust and Distrust in the Global Nuclear Community

An Iranian woman poses with a portrait of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a mass rally to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution on 11 February 2014 in Tehran. Photo by Getty Images.
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Nuclear Negotiations Highlight Iran’s Internal Tensions

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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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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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