• Politics and Strategy

    Mattis’ difficult sell in Singapore

    01 June 2017.  Who can tell us more about the future of US foreign policy – the erratic President Donald Trump or respected figures such as Defense Secretary James Mattis? As Dana Allin argues, if Trump does follow through on his threat to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, it will make it harder for Mattis to convince Asia-Pacific allies that the US really does care about the future of the region.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Developing the Five Power Defence Arrangements

    01 June 2017.  The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) is a low-profile regional security institution between Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In this article for the Straits Times, Tim Huxley argues that while the original reasons for the FPDA's formation have become redundant, some thought and energy could enable it to play an important role in the stability of Southeast Asia.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Mattis’ difficult sell in Singapore

    01 June 2017.  Who can tell us more about the future of US foreign policy – the erratic President Donald Trump or respected figures such as Defense Secretary James Mattis? As Dana Allin argues, if Trump does follow through on his threat to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, it will make it harder for Mattis to convince Asia-Pacific allies that the US really does care about the future of the region.

  • Survival

    UN Peace Operations and the Use of Military Force

    16 May 2017.  The gap between traditional peacekeeping principles and the realities of contemporary operations is becoming increasingly apparent.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part I: Whither UN Peacekeeping?

    09 May 2017. 

    Addressing the limits of peacekeeping requires a sustained, systematic focus on the ways in which the activities of peacekeepers on the ground can reinforce the search for a political settlement. Blue helmets cannot impose political solutions to complex and deep-seated conflicts, but they can and should underpin and support progress towards solutions.

  • Events

    How Kidnapping Funds Terrorism

    25 January 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Loretta Napoleoni, author and expert on countering terrorism financing
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 25 January 2017, 12.30–1.30pm GMT

  • Events

    The modern law of self-defence

    11 January 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    The Right Honourable Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General, UK
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 11 January 2017, 5–6pm GMT

  • Strategic Comments

    Africa and the International Criminal Court

    21 December 2016. 

    Although three African countries have recently announced their withdrawals from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a mass exodus does not appear imminent. Perceptions of the Court's bias towards African member-states are exaggerated, and it has begun to challenge major powers. Exceptions to the ICC's prosecutorial obligations allowing member-states greater flexibility to accommodate conflict resolution efforts among other situations could make African member-states less hostile to the Court. 

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea

    10 November 2016. 

    China's defiance of the arbitration tribunal ruling overwhelmingly rejecting its extensive territorial claims in the South China Sea has exposed competition between the United States and China, attracting regional states into their respective strategic orbits. China's attempt to challenge America's traditional position as the regional maritime power is gaining strength.

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Evening Keynote: Lassina Zerbo

    04 November 2016. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2016
    Evening Keynote Address
    Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, CTBTO

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