The Future of Atlantic Security

On Friday 17 June, as NATO’s Madrid Summit approached, the Francisco University of Vitoria Madrid’s “Global Common Good Center” held an international seminar entitled “NATO after the War in Ukraine: the Future of Euro-Atlantic Security”. The seminar’s public session was shown live from Spain’s Congress of Deputies and can be viewed here. The seminar was supported …

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Afghanistan after the Withdrawal

As international forces leave Afghanistan, what does the future hold for this troubled state that has endured decades of internal conflict?

This paper provides the perspectives of two analysts in neighbouring Pakistan who explore the imminent challenges to Afghanistan’s peace and stability. Written before face-to-face talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, its insights into the fragile security situation remain wholly relevant.

In the authors’ view, the end of conflict in Afghanistan can end either of two ways: convening a People’s Grand Assembly to formulate a plan for a transitional, all-inclusive government, or a Taliban march on Kabul resulting in still further bloodshed and the establishment of a Taliban emirate.

What’s it all about? Defining and Defending the United Kingdom’s Place in the World

The government will soon publish its “Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development, and Foreign Policy”. This “explainer” looks at what the Integrated Review is about. The House of Commons Library has produced this excellent guide to previous British defence reviews. The international security environment doesn’t stand still, so no-one can be sure what challenges will …

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