Conflict and Security

RUSI’s work offers detailed conflict analysis set against different contexts, and examines conflict prevention, resolution and longer-term recovery.




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With expertise across a range of thematic and geographic perspectives, RUSI’s work on violence reflects the complex, multi-dimensional nature of contemporary conflict.

Alongside an annual conference on peacekeeping, we focus on conflict detection and other analytical work conducted across different regions. We also assess the experiences and implications of conflict through a gender lens; consider how different iterations of militancy, including violent extremism, emerge and intersect with wider conflict environments; investigate decentralised forms of violence in state peripheries and across national borders; and assess local, state, institutional and international approaches to conflict prevention, resolution and longer-term recovery.

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Our experts


Ed Arnold

Senior Research Fellow, European Security

International Security

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Christopher Hockey

Senior Research Fellow

RUSI Nairobi

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Michael Jones

Research Fellow

Terrorism and Conflict

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Dr Neil Melvin

Director, International Security

International Security

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Matthew Savill

Director of Military Sciences

Military Sciences

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Emily Winterbotham

Director of Terrorism and Conflict Studies

Terrorism and Conflict

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Rose Chelangat

Violence Monitoring Consultant

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Fellows


Dr Fola Aina

Associate Fellow; International security analyst and researcher

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Professor Sultan Barakat

Senior Associate Fellow - Expert in post-war reconstruction and state-building

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General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE

Distinguished Fellow

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Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho

Associate Fellow; Reader in Brazilian and Latin American Studies, KCL

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Jennifer Cole

Associate Fellow

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Sam Cranny-Evans

Associate Fellow

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Dr Tobias Feakin

Senior Associate Fellow

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Professor Ann M. Fitz-Gerald

Senior Associate Fellow

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Matt Freear

Associate Fellow

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Professor Tracey German

Senior Associate Fellow; Deputy Dean of Studies (Research), Defence Studies Department, King's College London

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Dr Andrew Glazzard OBE

Senior Associate Fellow

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John Griffiths-Spielman

Distinguished Fellow; Head of Security and Defence Studies, AthenaLab, Chile

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Dr Alexander Gilder

Associate Fellow

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Ahmed Hassen

Associate Fellow - Specialist in security of East Africa and the Horn

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Beatrice Heuser

Senior Associate Fellow

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Isabel Hilton OBE

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Frank Hoffman

Senior Associate Fellow

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Georgia Holmer

Senior Associate Fellow

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Professor Christopher Hughes

Senior Associate Fellow

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Professor Valur Ingimundarson

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of Contemporary History, University of Iceland

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Galen Lamphere-Englund

Associate Fellow

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Whit Mason

Associate Fellow

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Clovis Meath Baker CMG OBE

Associate Fellow

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Dr Simon Staffell

Associate Fellow

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Dr Greg Mills

Senior Associate Fellow and Advisory Board Member

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Luniya Msuku

Associate Fellow

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Dr Orzala Nemat

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Michael Nwankpa

Associate Fellow; Founding Director/Director of Research at the Centre for African Conflict and Development, London

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Raffaello Pantucci

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Imogen Parsons

Former Senior Research Fellow

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Professor David L. Phillips

Senior Associate Fellow - Expert in conflict resolution and mediation

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Dr Samuel Ramani

Associate Fellow; Tutor of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

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Dr Max Smeets

Associate Fellow; Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, and Director of the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative

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Dr Andrew E. Yaw Tchie

Associate Fellow; Senior Research Fellow at the Training for Peace Programme

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Juan Pablo Toro

Senior Associate Fellow; Executive Director of AthenaLab, Chile

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Tim Willasey-Wilsey CMG

Senior Associate Fellow

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Community Engagement in Fragile and Conflict Affected States

Projects

Conflict and Islamist Violent Extremism

Projects

Furthering Global Britain? Reviewing the Foreign Policy Effect of UK Engagemen...

Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement

Security and Defence in Northern Europe

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