Looking Ahead for 2020
With a looming Brexit deadline and the US presidential elections in November 2020, we will consider a number of key questions this year:
Can the forthcoming UK Strategic Defence and Security Review keep up with the ever-changing challenges facing Britain, as well as rapid technological advances?
What will Brexit mean for European and Transatlantic security?
Do the defence and security communities understand the implications of climate change?
How will we harness the opportunities and mitigate the risks posed by new technologies and the growth of Artificial Intelligence?
Financial and Organised Crime
How will governments and the private sector tackle illicit finance that threatens security and society?
Changing Nature of Conflict Terrorism
How should policymakers respond to the shifting threats posed by both Islamist and Far-Right extremists?
There has seldom been a time of greater challenge and opportunity due to the pace of change and the increasingly complex nature of the issues we face.
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Imran Khan’s Pakistan and its Strategic Relevance for the UK11/08/2020 14:25:00
Pakistan’s government has been in power for two years and, notwithstanding obstacles, has had several major foreign policy achievements on which the UK could capitalise.
Lessons from Coronavirus: Is Finland’s Preparedness as Stellar as its Reputation?10/08/2020 14:05:00
Finland is famous for its preparedness. But as the pandemic has revealed, the country’s contingency planning needs further attention.
Assessing Communications-Based Activities to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism10/08/2020 09:15:00
Serious doubts persist about the effectiveness of media efforts to counter the narrative of violent extremism.
Policy in a Vacuum: Why the UK Needs to Rethink How it Approaches Space07/08/2020 16:25:00
The importance of space to the UK’s national security, military and international relationships means it should be a key issue in the upcoming Integrated Review.
UK Investment Delivers the BBC a Record Global Audience07/08/2020 11:25:00
The BBC has now announced record audience growth for BBC News around the world. The investment in the BBC World Service is producing incredible returns for audiences in the UK and around the world.
China and the Middle East: Friends in Need and Deed?06/08/2020 16:25:00
Reports of a pending China–Iran alliance are premature, and ignore a more hesitant Chinese approach to the Middle East.
Deadly Blast Shatters Beirut06/08/2020 14:25:00
It is easy to view the incident as a singular calamity. In reality, it is the result of systemic factionalism, greed and incompetence on behalf of the Lebanese government. Until that is addressed, it will not be the last tragedy to befall the country.
From Japan: A View of ‘Global Britain’ and the UK Integrated Review05/08/2020 14:25:00
The UK has the capabilities and the responsibility as a global actor to help shape the security environment in East Asia.
The Threat From Far-Right Extremist Violence is Rising – How Can P/CVE Education Activities Be Part of the Strategy to Counter it?05/08/2020 11:10:00
Could the recent upsurge in far-right extremist violence be countered by preventing or countering violent extremism education efforts aimed at teaching historical awareness or critical thinking skills?