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Two Chinooks flying over Afghanistan with soldiers looking towards them

Afghanistan: cutting edge discussion on counter-insurgency and development feeds into US Senate report

The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations have just published their report on development aid in Afghanistan, taking up key points our meeting last year…

Nuclear weapons a hard habit to break?

Dr Mark Smith, Programme Director writes: In Tallinn recently for a conference on adapting NATOs nuclear posture, I was…

Shale gas and oil sands: the energy sources of the coming decades?

An opportunity to discuss the future of shale gas, oil sands, coal bed methane and shale oil; the economics, environmental issues surrounding their extraction and…

Frontiers

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: Ashraf paused as two helicopters flew past his third floor office window…

Responsibility to protect – carrying the burden?

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: The overarching role of any government is to protect its citizens.  But when they fail to…

Voices against murder

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: Is it time we started to create an asymmetric war of words against the terrorist, and…

Is the climate change discussion in the right place?

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: The military and medical professions are used to talking about preparing for and surviving…

‘Light bulb’ moments: strategic weapons in the 21st century

  Mark Smith, Programme Director, Defence and Security, writes: I was in a very snowy Washington DC on Thursday for…

Tackling online jihad: understanding the issues and how to respond?

  Julia Purcell, Programme Director, writes:   We recently welcomed Minister of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism, Baroness…

A week in the life of a Wilton Park intern

Phoebe Blagg, Intern at Wilton Park, writes: There is no typical week here.  One day…