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Foreign policy agenda for the new government

May 27, 2014 India has unprecedented opportunity to follow a foreign policy to meet its developmental aspirations and security needs, both of which are complementary. Sustained economic growth is essential for India to follow...

Little Hope for Entry into the SCO

May 26, 2014 The prospects for new states becoming SCO members seem remote. The new clause that requires all heads of the member states to sign the membership document is the main obstacle and...

Syria: A Grand Settlement?

May 26, 2014 It is painfully clear that no serious attempt is being made to resolve the Syrian crisis. There seems to be a certain fatigue in the international community combined with a belief...

Missile defence: Star Wars 2: attack of the drones

UK Only Article: standard article Issue: Europe goes to the polls Fly Title: Missile defence Rubric: Mulling a cheaper, better way to shoot down enemy missiles Main image: 20140517_USP004_0.jpg THE best time to shoot...

North Korea’s Nuclear Games are Riskier Than They Appear

13 May 2014 Heather Williams Research Fellow, International Security While it is tempting to brush off another round of North Korea’s antagonistic rhetoric and military demonstrations, it would be irresponsible to downplay the risks...

Preventing the Recruitment of Child Soldiers

Members Preventing the Recruitment of Child Soldiers 10 Jun 2014 – 18:00 to 19:00 Event documents Transcript pdf | 107.17 KB Q&A docx | 239.16 KB Chatham House, London International Security Department Participants Leila...

Joanna Spear

Associate Fellow, International Security Broadcast experience Extensive …read more

Robert Baxter

Associate Fellow, International Security Summary Bob Baxter is a senior executive in the UK’s defence & security industry, with over 30 years experience gained from working for a number of major international companies including...

American military power: Unrivalled, for now

UK Only Article: standard article Issue: What would America fight for? Fly Title: American military power Rubric: No other country comes close to America’s hard power, but its lead is slipping DESPITE falling spending,...

Nuclear Near Misses: Too Close for Comfort

29 April 2014 Photo: Kolbjorn Blix Dahle, Andoya Rocket Range The fact that nuclear weapons have not been used in violent conflict since 1945 is not solely due to deterrence, but also owes much...

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

Chatham House Report Project: International Security Department28 April 2014 Patricia Lewis Research Director, International Security Heather Williams Research Fellow, International Security Sasan Aghlani Research Assistant, International Security Photo by Kolbjorn Blix Dahle, Head of...

Global Commission on Internet Governance

The Global Commission on Internet Governance is a two-year initiative that will articulate and advance a strategic vision for the future of internet governance. Chaired by Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, the commission will...

Biomaterial Security

In recent years there has been increased recognition of the differences in standards of biomaterial security in different areas of the world. A number of international biological threat reduction programmes and health organisations such...

Cyber and Space Security

Over several years there has been substantial interest in the issues of cyber security and space security but far too little attention has been paid to the combination of the two security problems. And...

Counter-Terrorism

Research focuses on an evidence-based, measured and multidisciplinary approach to terrorism and counter-terrorism. Themes of research include the proportionality of policy responses to the terrorist threat, the relative importance of terrorism among other strategic...

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