Security Studies

Counterterrorism, Islam and the British Security State

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui hosts Dr. Rizwaan Sabir, who shares his scholarly research and first-hand experience with the British counterterrorism apparatus.  This episode of Media Mind...

Reforming the United Nations Security Council: Accountability, Effectiveness, and Representation

This Discussion Paper concludes that reforms regulating the use of veto as well as reforms increasing the number of non-permanent UNSC members must be...

A Balancing Act: Türkiye and the Russia-Ukraine War

This Policy Outlook examines Türkiye’s position towards the Russia-Ukraine War in the context of its recent foreign policy initiatives. Türkiye has emphasised the importance of...

Libya: Why political stability remains elusive

There are too many drivers of political instability in Libya, including a lack of consensus on critical issues, such as the reunification of institutions,...

The Global Impact of the War in Ukraine on Food Prices: Deprivation, Discontent and Unrest

This discussion paper will explore how the ripple effects of the Russia–Ukraine war have the potential to cause global unrest directly contributing to the...

The war in Ukraine has an economic domino effect fuelling global social unrest

The war in Ukraine has exposed how much our world is interconnected. Hostilities in one country are not confined within its borders; they have...

Sanctions on Russia: How Effective are They?

This discussion paper will assess the likelihood of sanctions’ effectiveness separately for each objective by considering the desired outcomes of the sanctions and whether...

Russia-Ukraine War: Winners and Losers

The Russia-Ukraine War has considerable effects on a global scale, affecting numerous players, both state actors and non-state actors alike. This paper focuses on...

The Russo-Ukrainian War: Past and Present

This Info Pack seeks to examine the Russo-Ukrainian conflict with a particular focus on the historical background, main actors, prospective aims, and strategies. Russia has...

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