European Defence for the 21st Century
In this Strategic Update, General Sir Richard Barrons highlights the pressing need for greater attention on European defence capabilities. He points a way forward; the transformation of defence and security through the potential of combinations of Digital Age technologies. Read online / Download pdf
Shifting the Dial on Foreign Policy: What it Takes to Reach and Maintain Success
Hugh Sandeman summarises the round-table discussion in June 2018 on lessons from negotiating the Iran Nuclear Agreement. The discussion was chaired by Rt Hon Alistair Burt, and brought together leading policy figures. Read online / Download pdf
Victors and Victims: Creating a Military for the Digital Age
In this Strategic Update, General Sir Richard Barrons warns that our military capabilities must be comprehensively rethought, or we will all be at risk. He sets out 8 principles for how to create an effective military for the digital age. Read online / Download pdf
The UK's Foreign, Defence, and Security Policy After Brexit
This report summarises the discussion between a group of British politicians, senior officials and other experts assembled by the LSE IDEAS Global Strategies project in November 2017 to discuss the UK's foreign policy and military options after Brexit. Read online / Download pdf
Enhancing Decision Making in Foreign and Security Policy
In late 2016 thirty British politicians, officials and former officials, officers, and experts met to discuss ways in which UK foreign policymaking leaves the country vulnerable to strategic errors. In this report, the group put forward practical ideas for improving decision making that are well within the reach of the UK’s current institutions and resources.
Hybrid Warfare in the Middle East
Distilled from discussions with senior British officials, academics, and current practitioners in the media, strategic communications, and cyber security, this report considers the hybrid warfare techniques of Daesh, Al Qaeda, the Taleban, and Iran, and makes specific suggestions on how the UK and other Western countries can better counter this threat.