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Middle East

Our innovative work provides new approaches to the shifting landscape of conflict in the Middle East through the perspectives of human security and conflict resolution.

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Sustainable Security

We analyse the long-term drivers of global insecurity to effect a substantial shift in government and public understandings of the major threats to security in the 21st century.

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Every Casualty

We work to enhance the capacity, clarify the legal framework, and build the political will for every single casualty of armed conflict throughout the world to be recorded.

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Latest News & Publications

Publication: 30 September 2014

Youth, Conflict and Peacebuilding: ORG’s Richard Reeve joins UNICEF panel debate

Why do young people become involved in conflict and violence? How can young people’s energy be harnessed, so they become the key drivers for peace? In this new televised UNICEF Debate chaired by Martin Bell, ORG’s Richard Reeve joins other experts to discuss the role of youth in conflict and peacebuilding and the impact of ICT and new media on fragile and conflict-affected societies. Read more »

Publication: 26 September 2014

Ammerdown Invitation: Paul Rogers and Gabrielle Rifkind on alternative visions of security

ORG’s Global Security Consultant Paul Rogers is among 25 conflict analysts and peace-builders calling for a public conversation about how best to build long-term security for people in the UK and worldwide. Known as the Ammerdown Invitation, the statement from the group’s recent meeting invites further suggestions on an alternative security policy. ORG's Gabrielle Rifkind has responded with an article on mediation as a key alternative to militarism.   Read more »

Publication: 8 September 2014

Through the Fog of Peace: Gabrielle Rifkind's 'Fog of Peace' Reviewed on openDemocracy

'The book reaches back to the last few decades and forward to the next, providing an urgent toolkit of ideas that can help all sides move beyond conflict.' - Prof Paul Rogers on Gabrielle Rifkind and Gianni Picco's The Fog of Peace. Read more »

Publication: 2 September 2014

Gaza After Two Months – Consequences for Israel

As a fragile ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continues, ORG Global Security Consultant Paul Rogers analyses the consequences of the conflict in the Palestinian, Israeli, and international arenas. Read more »

Publication: 1 September 2014

Remote control warfare monthly briefing #05

Remote Control Project: The fifth in the Remote Control Project’s remote-control briefing series from Open Briefing, has been published today. The briefings cover developments in five key areas or remote warfare: special forces, private military and security companies, unmanned vehicles and autonomous weapon systems, cyber warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Read more »

Publication: 1 September 2014

New Civil Society Organisation for Casualty Recording: Every Casualty Worldwide

Oxford Research Group is pleased to announce that the Every Casualty Programme within Oxford Research Group will become an independent civil society organisation as of 1 October 2014. Read more »

Publication: 12 August 2014

Casualty Recording and Remote Control Warfare: Elizabeth Minor discusses new report

Our latest report finds that the use of emerging 'remote-control' military tactics – armed drones, autonomous weapons, special operations forces, private military and security companies – poses serious challenges to casualty recording.  Watch Every Casualty's Elizabeth Minor discuss the significance of the new report Losing Sight of the Human Cost: Casualty Recording and Remote Control Warfare.     Read more »

Publication: 12 August 2014

New Remote Control Report: Losing Sight of the Human Cost

Remote Control Project: A new report from the Every Casualty Programme at Oxford Research Group, commissioned by the Remote Control project, finds that the use of emerging 'remote-control' military tactics – armed drones, autonomous weapons, special operations forces, private military and security companies – poses serious challenges to casualty recording.  Read more »

Publication: 5 August 2014

Counter-terrorism Operations in the Sahel-Sahara: Richard Reeve discusses new report

Sustainable Security programme Director Richard Reeve discusses our latest report 'From New Frontier to New Normal: Counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel-Sahara'. The report finds that the Sahel-Sahara is the ‘new frontier’ in global counter-terrorism operations, prompting major transitions in US and French military positioning.     Read more »

Publication: 5 August 2014

New Remote Control Report: A New Frontier of Counter-terrorism in the Sahel-Sahara

Remote Control Project: A new report finds that the Sahel-Sahara is the ‘new frontier’ in global counter-terrorism operations, prompting major transitions in US and French military positioning.  Launched today, the report coincides with the 2014 US-Africa Leaders Summit. Commissioned by the Remote Control Project, Oxford Research Group’s report, From New Frontier to New Normal: Counter -terrorism operations in the Sahel-Sahara finds that 2014 is a critical year for militarisation of the Sahel-Sahara and the entrenchment of foreign powers there. Read more »