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      Counter-Radicalisation at the Coalface: Lessons for Europe and Beyond
      Feb16

      Counter-Radicalisation at the Coalface: Lessons for Europe and Beyond

      Europe is on a high state of alert after several terror attacks – and more are thought to be in the pipeline. So which strategy should governments adopt to address radicalisation and prevent future attacks? Download the article (PDF)As the number of planned and realised terrorist attacks against Europe continues to grow, there are increasing...

      Three Existential Global Challenges for the Trump Presidency
      Feb14

      Three Existential Global Challenges for the Trump Presidency

      The world faces unprecedented crises, with mounting global debt, the possibility of man-made pandemics and mass migration all likely to hit soon. Is President Trump able or indeed willing to deal with the issues? Download the article (PDF)The Trump presidency is just beginning, and many of the challenges it faces are hotly debated in the media....

      Russia’s Military Reform: Why the Kremlin Needs the West
      Dec09

      Russia’s Military Reform: Why the Kremlin Needs the West

      President Vladimir Putin’s much-vaunted military reforms are headed for the rocks unless Moscow can address serious political and economic challenges. Download the article (PDF)Wide-ranging reforms of the military that have been ongoing since 2008 have enhanced the capabilities of Russia’s armed forces, allowing them to more...

      Can the UK Retain Global Influence After Brexit? Policies and Structures for a New Era
      Nov30

      Can the UK Retain Global Influence After Brexit? Policies and Structures for a New Era

      The former Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign Office gives six suggestions for how the UK can continue to exert global influence after Brexit. I cannot claim to write from a position of neutrality; it’s no secret that most people in the British foreign policy establishment favoured staying in the EU, and I was among them.But our EU...

      Women and Peacekeeping: Time for the UN to Commit to Gender Equality
      Nov15

      Women and Peacekeeping: Time for the UN to Commit to Gender Equality

      UN peacekeepers are deployed to make local populations more safe and secure. They must not be allowed to become another source of insecurity for the people they are sent to serve. The new Secretary-General should commit to gender equality in order to ensure that peacekeeping lives up to its promise. It was confirmed that the call by numerous...

      The Politics of Peacekeeping: It is a Long Way from London to Juba
      Nov07

      The Politics of Peacekeeping: It is a Long Way from London to Juba

      The quest for a more robust approach to ensuring successful UN peacekeeping operations has claimed its first scalp in South Sudan. The sacking of the force commander there comes barely two months after London hosted a summit of the world’s defence ministers on the challenges of UN peacekeeping After a highly critical investigation of the...

      Brexit and EU-Wide Money Laundering Regulation: The Debate Continues
      Oct13

      Brexit and EU-Wide Money Laundering Regulation: The Debate Continues

      Although the UK will implement the EU’s Fourth Money Laundering Directive, which was negotiated before the Brexit vote, a challenge lies ahead in dealing with the European Commission’s proposed amendments to the text of the Directive, some of which the UK does not support. Britain’s Treasury recently launched a consultation...

      An EU HQ? Let Them At It
      Oct11

      An EU HQ? Let Them At It

      The debate about the EU military headquarters is not as vacuous as some of its British critics claim, although it has undoubtedly been given a new lease of life by the Brexit vote. Still, the UK would be well-advised to drop its vociferous opposition to the scheme, even if it continues to entertain doubts about its viability. During her recent...

      Six Tasks for the New UN Secretary-General António Guterres
      Oct10

      Six Tasks for the New UN Secretary-General António Guterres

      By choosing a former head of government as the UN’s ninth Secretary-General, the UN Security Council has expressed its wish for a more decisive executive. António Guterres lacks neither skills nor determination, but he has a tough task ahead.After four months and six rounds of votes, the UN Security Council has chosen its successor to Ban...

      Slovakia, the Visegrad Group and Brexit: Charity Should Begin at Home
      Oct07

      Slovakia, the Visegrad Group and Brexit: Charity Should Begin at Home

      Slovakia’s prime minister is a harsh critic of Britain and of Brexit. This is understandable; however, a recent study suggests that he would be well-advised to pay more attention to his own country’s precarious affiliations to pan-European institutions.Slovakia currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU, and it takes its job...

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