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.Read more

The UK Government Needs to Learn that Secrecy is Not the Answer to Increased Litigation

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.Read more

“Climate Refugees” and the Role of International Law

Despite huge numbers of people being forced to leave their homes a result of climate change, the governance of climate refugees represents a gaping hole in international law.Read more

Ending the Niger Delta’s Oil Wars: Will the Crimilegal Settlement Hold?

A blanket amnesty for militant groups ended the oil wars in the Niger Delta. However, the pact that was struck in 2009 between the federal government and the oil warriors is unstable.Read more

Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons

The increasing sophistication of hacking and cyber-attacks is challenging the security of nuclear weapons.Read more

Europe's Extremists: An Interview with Nafees Hamid

A year on from the terror attacks in Barcelona, Nafees Hamid discusses his research on jihadis in Spain and far-right nationalists in Europe and how neuroscience can aid counter-extremism efforts.Read more

Strengthening the Bioweapons Convention

Biotechnology is advancing rapidly and the security context is evolving, potentially creating new opportunities for new (and old) biological weapons. Accordingly, there is a need to strengthen the international legal regime prohibiting biological weapons.Read more

Inconclusive Conclusions: The Modernising Defence Programme So Far

This is the final blog post to wrap up our series on the Costs of Remote Warfare, following the publication of the headline conclusions of the government's Modernising Defence Programme.Read more

The “Transit State”: Migration and Security Intervention in Niger

Thinking of Niger as a "transit" state describes the reality of migrants’ mobility through the country, but this way of thinking itself shapes security practices.Read more