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Publication date:18 Mar 2011

Chemical weapons disarmament and the future of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) [WP1079]

What is the current status of chemical weapons disarmament by the States Party to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)? What are the implications of some…

Publication date:13 Dec 2010

Nuclear non-proliferation: what now after the 2010 review? [WP1062]

Our annual conference on the challenges confronting the global nuclear non-proliferation regime is a fixture on the international calendar for this issue. This conference focused…

Publication date:18 Oct 2010

Cyber-security: managing the risks [WP1056]

Key points discussed: The scale of the cyber challenge ranges from crimes against individuals to threats to state security. The number of electronic…

Publication date:24 Sep 2010

Prospects for the 2011 Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention [WP1046]

Addressed the international challenges surrounding the shifting focus of counter-proliferation in biological and toxic weapons. The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), the principal international…

Publication date:17 May 2010

The European Union’s External Action Service: ensuring strategic coherence and effective delivery [WP1065]

We held a consultation to define the aims and objectives of the European Union’s External Action Service: What is it for?…

Publication date:11 Mar 2010

Winning ‘Hearts and Minds’ in Afghanistan: assessing the effectiveness of development aid in COIN operations [WP1022]

This conference discussed the following points: What are the main factors fuelling the insurgency in Afghanistan, and how can reconstruction and development programs address these?…

Publication date:5 Mar 2010

The transatlantic strategic partnership in a globalised world [WPS10/11]

This conference discussed the following points: What is the current state of the transatlantic strategic partnership, and where does it need to go? What are…

Publication date:15 Feb 2010

Yemen: prospects for security, stability and development [WP1014]

This conference discussed the following points: Public finances and the economy: what are the prospects beyond oil and gas? What is the impact on public…

Publication date:1 Feb 2010

Global partnership approach to combating the global biological threat [WP1016]

This conference discussed the following points:      What is the problem we are trying to solve?     How can the global partnership help?     Is…

Publication date:18 Jan 2010

How to balance food security with sustainability of agricultural production [WP1004]

This conference discussed the following points: How to balance the need to meet increased demand for food with the ability to increase production given climate…