Global Security

We focus on the military and diplomatic measures taken by nations and international organisations, such as NATO and the United Nations, to ensure mutual safety and security.




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Our analysis from a global security perspective looks at the emerging threats to the global security environment, sources of potential conflict and the political, military and economic trends around the world.

Our experts


Ed Arnold

Senior Research Fellow, European Security

International Security

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Urban Coningham

Research Fellow and Course Lead

RUSI International

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Jonathan Eyal

Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships

RUSI International

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Emily Ferris

Senior Research Fellow, Russian and Eurasian Security

International Security

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Dr Neil Melvin

Director, International Security

International Security

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Simon Rynn

Senior Research Fellow, African Security

International Security

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Dr Philip Shetler-Jones

Senior Research Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security

International Security

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Dr Carlos Solar

Senior Research Fellow, Latin American Security

International Security

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Fellows


Dr Fola Aina

Associate Fellow; International security analyst and researcher

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Ali Ansari

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of Iranian History and Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews

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George Balston

Associate Fellow; Deputy Programme Director, Defence and Security, The Alan Turing Institute

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Julien Bastrup-Birk

Associate Fellow - Expertise in transnational threats, organised crime, illicit finance, and hybrid warfare

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Gill Bennett OBE

Senior Associate Fellow; Former Chief Historian, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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Dr Tobias Borck

Senior Associate Fellow

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Sir Laurie Bristow KCMG

Distinguished Fellow; President of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge; Former UK Ambassador to Afghanistan and the Russian Federation

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Andrew Cainey

Senior Associate Fellow; Founding Director of the UK National Committee on China

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Professor Madeline Carr

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of Global Politics and Cybersecurity, UCL

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Professor Tony Chafer

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Alexander Chance

Associate Fellow - specialising in transnational organised crime and corruption

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Vice Admiral Patrick Chevallereau

Distinguished Fellow

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Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen

Distinguished Fellow

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Dr Jamie Collier

Associate Fellow; Senior Threat Intelligence Advisor, Mandiant

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Dr Richard Connolly

Associate Fellow - Specialist on the Russian economy

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Duncan Depledge

Associate Fellow

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William Dixon

Associate Fellow; Global Head, ISTARI

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The Hon. Alexander Downer AC

Distinguished Fellow

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Dr Tobias Feakin

Senior Associate Fellow

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Professor Steve Fetter

Senior Associate Fellow; Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Maryland

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Professor Mark Galeotti

Senior Associate Fellow; Principal Director, Mayak Intelligence

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Dr Hassan Gali

Senior 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 Bates Gill

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University, Australia

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Dr Alexander Gilder

Associate Fellow

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Niklas Granholm

Associate Fellow; Deputy Director of Studies at FOI

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Dr Jürgen Haacke

Associate Fellow; Associate Professor in International Relations at LSE

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Jalel Harchaoui

Associate Fellow

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Air Vice-Marshal (Ret’d) Mike Hart CBE

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Sari Arho Havrén

Associate Fellow - Specialist in China’s foreign relations

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Dr Jack Harding

Associate Fellow

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Henrik Heidenkamp

Associate Fellow; Research Analyst, JALLC

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Professor Valur Ingimundarson

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

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Peter Jones CMG

Distinguished Fellow; Former COO and Director-General, FCDO

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John Kampfner

Senior Associate Fellow

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Professor Mary Kaldor

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Randolph Kent

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Louise Kettle FRHistS

Associate Fellow; Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Nottingham

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Dr Nina Kollars

Senior Associate Fellow; Associate Professor in the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI)

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Richard Kouyoumdjian Inglis

Senior Associate Fellow; Vice Chairman of AthenaLab, Chile

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Walter Ladwig

Associate Fellow; Senior Lecturer in International Relations, War Studies at KCL

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Sarah Lain

Associate Fellow

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Professor David Lewis

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of Global Politics, University of Exeter

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Isabel Hilton OBE

Senior Associate Fellow

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Professor Christopher Hughes

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Pippa Malmgren

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Paul Martin CBE

Distinguished Fellow

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Clovis Meath Baker CMG OBE

Associate Fellow

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Dr Ziya Meral

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Andrew Monaghan

Senior Associate Fellow; Founding Director, Russia Research Network

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Dr Julie Norman

Senior Associate Fellow

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Raffaello Pantucci

Senior Associate Fellow

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Professor Patrick Porter

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of International Security and Strategy at the University of Birmingham

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Dr Samuel Ramani

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

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Ambassador Mitchell Reiss

Distinguished Fellow

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Jonathan Rugman

Senior Associate Fellow

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Dr Aura Sabadus

Associate Fellow

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Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE

Distinguished Fellow

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Natia Seskuria

Associate Fellow; Founder and Executive Director of RISS

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Baraa Shiban

Associate Fellow

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Dr Alex Sutherland

Associate Fellow

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Dr Andrew E. Yaw Tchie

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

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Jim Townsend

Senior Associate Fellow; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy

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Dr Maryna Vorotnyuk

Associate Fellow

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Dr Lauren Young

Associate Fellow

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Africa in Perspective Programme

European Security in Transformation Programme

Navigating the Indo-Pacific Programme

Evolving Security of Russia and Eurasia Programme

Shifting Security in Latin America Programme

The MENA Region in Flux Programme

Projects


European Security Beyond Europe

Projects

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

Iran in the Global Security Context

Meeting the Challenge of China in the Indo-Pacific

Non-traditional security issues and North Korea

Norway, US and UK Transatlantic Trilateral Security Dialogue

Russia Navigating the Indo-Pacific

Security and Defence in Northern Europe

Stabilisation: Shaping International Policy and Practice

UK - Australia Track 1.5 Bilateral Dialogue

UK Defence and Security Relationships Across Europe

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