Time for External Oversight of Britain's Special Forces

Many of the most damning accusations against special forces were from their fellow soldiers and not from the external lawyers viewed with suspicion. Read more

UK General Election 2019: Time for a New Approach to Security Partnerships?

This general election is an opportunity for UK political parties to commit to a review of the UK’s approach to security partnerships to ensure that they are consistent with UK strategic objectives to reduce conflict and build peace abroad. Read more

Why Al-Shabaab’s attack on US drone base shouldn’t be ignored

The long-term impacts of western operations exacerbate the very radicalization and violence they claim to be trying to avoid. Read more

‘Stabilization’ and UN Peace Operations

The term 'stabilization' has been frequently used by the UN. But what exactly does the term mean in the UN context and does its use denote a shift in the practice of the UN? Read more

Children and Conflict: An Interview with Katrina Lee-Koo

Katrina Lee-Koo discusses how children both struggle within and shape conflict zones. Read more

Protecting Civilians: An Interview with Cecilia Jacob

Cecilia Jacob discusses the evolution of the protection of civilians and the key challenges facing the norm today. Read more

Sons of the Soil Conflicts

Sons of the soil conflicts are a global issue. It is vital that policymakers and scholars of international politics understand the character, causes and consequences of these conflicts. Read more