Breaking the cycle of violence

ORG promotes international policy-making that is inclusive, accountable, sustainable and effective.
We work to transform thinking about security, helping to break out of the cycle of conflict and violence.

When are we at War?

The UK government does not have working definitions of combat or non-combat. This suggests that the decision on whether a mission is combat or non-combat is left in the hands of political decision-makers who may have an incentive to avoid enhanced scrutiny.

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Author: Alasdair McKay

The UK Should Learn from the Transgressions of Australian Special Forces

If greater oversight was given to UK Special Forces it would allow the government to institutionalise lessons learned on the causes of transgressions, as the Australians are currently doing.

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Author: Alasdair McKay

ORG Explains #6: UK-US Defence and Security Relations

This primer explains the legal and institutional basis of current defence and security relations between the United Kingdom and the United States, including cooperation on nuclear weapons, intelligence-sharing, conventional forces and weapons development and procurement.

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Author: Alasdair McKay

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