Allegations that UK special forces were assisting Saudi-backed militias in Yemen led to a short-lived public and parliamentary backlash. However, the Government should not be too quick to forget this backlash or the lessons it offers. Read more
In early March, President Donald Trump caused a furore when he revoked a requirement for the US intelligence community to report on civilian casualties in airstrikes outside war zones. The decision is the latest in a larger trend of the Trump administration’s undermining the mechanisms of oversight for the use of force abroad. Read more
Global climate change is happening faster than most models have predicted and the consequences are likely to be ruinous on a global scale. Yet, as the Extinction Rebellion protests demonstrated, there remains a gulf between an increasingly informed and activist public and established political, security and economic interests. Read more
The Remote Warfare Programme's Liam Walpole and Megan Karlshoej-Pedersen discuss the latest developments in UK defence and security policy. Read more
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The Remote Warfare Programme are joined by Nic Marsh and Marie Sandnes of the Peace Research Institute Oslo to talk security assistance and building partner capacity in Africa.
On 15 May, Emily Knowles, Director of the Remote Warfare Programme, joined an expert panel at an event at the Solvay Library in Brussels entitled, “EU Perspectives on Remote Warfare”. Read more
Oxford Research Group (ORG) Chief Executive Richard Reeve joined the Finnish Institute for International Affairs (FIIA) in Helsinki on 14 May to discuss UK approaches to climate security policy-making. Read more
In a written submission to the UK Parliament’s Liaison Committee the Remote Warfare Programme argues that Defence Committee members’ limited access to classified information, as well as no mechanism for legislative scrutiny of the UK’s special forces, impedes the effectiveness and influence of select committees over executive decision-making. Read more