To mark World Refugee Day 2018, this research note pulls together data on refugees, migrants and labour conditions for the 170 countries compared in Oxford Research Group’s forthcoming Sustainable Security Index (SSI).
Many studies on the motivations of Islamic State foreign fighters emphasise the role of low socio-economic prospects. But interviews with fighters suggest greater attention should be given to the role of religiosity.
El Salvador’s gang truce offers a compelling example of how a society steeped in gang violence might pursue dialogue while also highlighting the threats posed to any negotiation process.
Criminal gangs pose a substantial threat to security in the Western hemisphere, but they often fall outside the scope of conventional approaches to mediation and negotiation. Nevertheless, there are ways to negotiate […]
Trinidad and Tobago is experiencing high levels of crime. It was hoped that a new substantive Commissioner of Police would be appointed and begin the process of reforming the police service in order to help anti-crime efforts. But these hopes have been dashed.
The sheer scale of cartel related violence in Mexico has yielded debate over what type of violence it actually is. Is it terrorism, an insurgency or something else altogether?
Recently there has been a dramatic increase of transnational insurgents fighting in wars. How are those fighting in Syria different from foreign fighters who fought in the previous jihadist wars?
The Liberal International Order has been remarkably robust throughout history, surviving a series of challenges. But it cannot survive the full implementation of Trump’s ‘America First’ challenge
Some stories say that local economies benefit from cartels in Mexico. But research suggests that the areas most plagued by drug-related violence have seriously suffered economically. Mexico is facing one […]
Al-Nusra Front is one of the main Jihadist actors currently involved in the Syrian war. Several factors have allowed its integration into the Syrian landscape, and its evolution.