Concern has grown that the dark web is an enabler for terrorists and organized criminals to obtain firearms. However, very little is known about the size and scope of this trade in weapons
From terrorists to hacktivists, all the way up to state-orchestrated cyber-warfare, staying alert in the new threat landscape calls for new skills and capabilities.
A new study that examines plans for a European defence capability shows the EU may struggle to deliver without the UK’s contribution
The Islamic State sucked in money from the territory it has now lost. But it has adapted and has new streams of revenue, argues this RAND Corporation report
The comics tell the stories of some of the 65 million people caught up in a global refugee crisis.
Internal conflict in Cameroon’s south has been going on for nearly two years. Any escalation could have dire regional consequences, says Francesca Grandi, of IISS
Understanding the requirements of effective deterrence of large-scale interstate military aggression is taking on renewed importance, argues this RAND study
Civil diplomacy aims to enhance mutual trust through civil exchanges. As this CIIS report argues, it can be used to bridge the gap between different countries and promote understanding be...
There is widespread commitment to increasing the number of women in international peace operations, but monitoring progress on the ground can be problematic, as this SIPRI report explains
On the centenary of the end the First World War, we are faced with stark reminders of the fragility of our international system when it comes to the prevention of conflict and war
To rebuild trust in technology platforms, companies and government representatives should prioritize security and agree clear guidelines on how data is shared.
Several Gulf states are buying expensive new ships and bases – but will need to find the crews and strategies to make effective use of them, argues Tom Waldwyn, of the International Insti...
In 2017, North Korea seemed to be on the brink of war. Now, the threat has diminished and even promises to become an opportunity.
NATO’s Operation Trident Juncture takes place amid strains between the US and the alliance’s European members. So, the timing and the scale of this display are significant
US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty may not be all it seems; but either way, arms control is in deep trouble, argues Dan Smith of the Stockholm Internati...