Security Studies

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...

What does Russia stand to gain from a ceasefire in Ukraine?

The Syrian example demonstrates that Russia’s declaration of ceasefires to allow the establishment of humanitarian corridors in Ukraine may, in fact, be nothing more...

The Russia–Ukraine War and the European Security Order

This policy outlook examines the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine with a focus on the structural factors serving as enablers for Russia and its...

AUKUS and the Return of Balance of Power Politics

This policy outlook examines the enhanced trilateral security partnership (AUKUS) signed by the US, the UK and Australia through the lens of balance of...

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