Africa's Approach to Climate Change Negotiation

Leaders across the Africa have recognised the need to develop policies that will mitigate climate change and allow the continent to adapt to the effects which are already being felt. Read more

The Military Intervention in Mali and Beyond: An Interview with Bruno Charbonneau

Distinguished scholar and Sahel specialist Bruno Charbonneau critically examines the 2013 French military intervention in Mali and the peacekeeping initiative which followed. Read more

Fear-Filled Apocalypses: The Far-Right’s Use of Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories and apocalyptic beliefs are the lingua franca of the far right. Their effect on and importance in on far-right discourse needs to be taken more seriously. Read more

Populism and Social Media: A Global Perspective

To understand the link between social media and the recent rise of populism we need a global, comparative approach that carefully scrutinises claims about the direct effects of new media technologies on political change. Read more

Saving the Stateless? Myanmar, the Rohingya and R2P

The Responsibility to Protect, founded on a particular discourse of sovereignty, has limited usefulness and could even exacerbate the crisis in Myanmar. Read more

The US Congress understands the importance of Special Forces oversight, why doesn’t the UK Parliament?

As special forces are increasingly used in actions overseas, and face growing questions about accountability and resources,  it is time for the UK government to abandon its outdated attitude and allow for the democratic oversight of special forces in Parliament. Read more

Still Flying Blind: Peace Operations and Organised Crime

Despite organised crime being recognised as a serious threat to international peace and security, UN missions still lack clear mandates to tackle the problem. Read more

Counterterrorism in Kenya: An Interview with Oscar Mwangi

Oscar Mwangi, a Lesotho-based expert on conflict and security, discusses the recent attack by Al-Shabaab in Nairobi and the problems with Kenya's counterterrorism efforts. Read more

SAS Injured in Syria: Shouldn’t We Understand What Went Wrong?

If a discussion around special forces does not open, there is a clear risk that their deployment will risk contributing to the short-term-ism of Western engagements that have hugely detrimental long-term effects on places where the UK engages militarily. Read more