This report assesses the costs and benefits to the UK of its defence and security relationship with Saudi Arabia, as well as the extent to which the UK is able to exert leverage and influence over Saudi Arabian foreign policy. Read more
With the rapid erosion of the prohibition on use by states of chemical weapons, and the rise of radical non-state groups seemingly willing to utilise whatever weapons of mass destruction they can obtain, what can the international community do to restrain their use? Read more
This research note from Oxford Research Group’s forthcoming Sustainable Security Index pulls together data on arms exports. Read more
This report is a first attempt to evaluate the gaps between contemporary strategies and activities in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Read more
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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.
Increasing litigation against the UK Ministry of Defence appears to have reduced the British government’s willingness to publicly justify or explain operations abroad – potentially to the detriment of public trust and the government’s own goals of reducing litigation against it.
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.
Oxford Research Group’s Board of Trustees elected Fiyaz Mughal OBE as its new Chair on 28 June. Read more
Oxford Research Group experts contributed to the Rethinking Security National Conference at Friends House in London on 15 June. Read more
Emily Knowles, RWP Director, recently joined a distinguished panel at an APPG parliamentary event to discuss the importance of ensuring all countries adhere to and support international law. Read more
We are putting together a fantastic panel to discuss the political, legal, and military implications of this approach to warfare, followed by a lively Q&A session and wine reception. Mon, September 17, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Read more