UK Policy Group for Sustainable Security

Our Sustainable Security Programme is not only interested in promoting a different way of thinking about security and defence policies but also making particular recommendations to policymakers in specific national settings. This project provides an avenue for applying our analysis of global security trends in the context of the United Kingdom. 

The UK Policy Group is designed to specifically address the policy implications for the UK of the sustainable security analysis and our project-specific activities. Made up of Lords and former MPs, diplomats, advisors and civil servants, this group meets several times a year to develop the sustainable security analysis into workable policies.

The current members of the group are:

  • David Broucher, independent analyst and former British Ambassador to the Czech Republic and British Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament 
  • Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, Chair of Africa Matters Ltd, member of the Global Leadership Foundation and former Minister of State for Overseas Development
  • Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Professorial Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, and Visiting Professor at King's College London, and former Special Adviser to Foreign Secretaries Jack Straw MP and Margaret Beckett MP
  • Philippa Drew, former Director of Global Issues at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Ian Kearns, Specialist Adviser to the Joint House of Commons/House of Lords Committee on National Security, Senior Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and Senior Analyst at the British American Security Information Council
  • Lord King of Bridgwater, former Secretary of State for the Environment, Northern Ireland and Defence, Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party's National and International Security Policy Group
  • Nick Mabey, Chief Executive of E3G and former Senior Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit
  • Rear Admiral Chris Parry, Chair of the UK Marine Management Organisation and former Director General of the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre at the Ministry of Defence 
  • Malcolm Savidge, former Labour MP and Convenor of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Security and Non-proliferation
  • Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Fellow at Chatham House, Visiting Professor of International Law at University College London, and former legal advisor at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.


Richard Reeve

Richard Reeve is the Director of Oxford Research Group's (ORG) Sustainable Security Programme and ORG Coordinator. Richard has particular expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa, peace and...

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Dr Benjamin Zala

Benjamin Zala is a Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester, UK, where his works focuses on great power diplomacy, rising powers in the global order and global security...

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