Security Studies

Russia’s National Security Strategy: Ideology, Strategic Priorities and Threat Perceptions

This policy outlook analyses Russia’s strategic priorities, national interests and threat perceptions by examining its latest national security strategy document. Russian foreign policy elites believe...

Two Decades of the Global War on Terror: Legacies and Future

This policy outlook examines the contours of the historical legacies of the post-9/11 world with a view of developing a better understanding of the...

Could Turkish-Palestinian Security Cooperation Lead to a Maritime Deal?

This info pack explores the Turkish-Palestinian security cooperation agreement and its significance as an indication of Ankara’s increasing presence in Palestinian politics. On June 3,...

Mercenaries in Libya and the Threat to Regional Peace

Despite the end of military operations, following the ceasefire agreement there are still many irregular troops and mercenaries in the country who pose a...

Operation Iron Fist: Lessons from the Second Karabakh War

This discussion paper analyses the contemporary background to the Karabakh War and focuses on the lessons learned. A few central lessons can be drawn from...

Autonomy in Arms: Turkey’s Weapons Procurement and the S-400 Missile System

This policy outlook outlines why Turkey is in genuine need of the S-400 air defence system and why Washington’s opposition to this procurement is...

Macron’s Authoritarian Turn? The Potential Impact of ‘la loi relative à la sécurité globale’ on Civil Liberties in France

This policy outlook examines the contents and implications of France's comprehensive security law that has sparked the most recent display of anti-government anger. Over the...

NATO’s Struggle for Relevance

This policy outlook examines the crises NATO faces today and aims to analyse the alliance's future and relevance in world politics. This policy outlook examines...

The Rise of Daesh in Mozambique: A Threat Assessment

Rising violence in northern Mozambique is posing a dangerous risk to the stability of the region. Rising violence in northern Mozambique is posing a dangerous...

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