Our research has an international context and global reach. We assess the impact of emerging geopolitical conflict, competition, and cooperation in strategically important regions and consider what this means for UK defence and security.

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Our research and commentary considers the role and impact of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and assesses the effectiveness of such military alliances in the modern world.

United Nations

Research focuses on the role of the United Nation (UN) in maintaining international peace and security and looks in detail at peacekeeping and peacebuilding in fragile and conflict affected states.


The multi-generational defence technology partnership announced in 2021 between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America (AUKUS) represents a new kind of multigenerational security cooperation.