UK and international security can be under-pinned by building trust and cross-cultural understanding.
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Young Arab voices
New research reveals that the vast majority of young people in the Middle East are worried about Daesh, but also about lack of jobs and opportunities. We evaluate one way of engaging them.
The practice of justice
The rule of law is a vital building block for fair and functioning societies. The UK has much to offer other countries seeking justice reform. Doing so can have major benefits for the UK.
Winning the peace
As the UK joins the war in Syria it must also plan for peace. As it focuses on hard power, it must also use soft power to help the region achieve stability, prosperity and good governance.
Civilisation and its discontents
The attack on Paris was an attack on culture as well as an attack on people. Culture itself provides one possible form of response.
Immunising the mind – education and extremism
Far from uneducated, many extremists are graduates, often of subjects like engineering. A new paper argues that education systems should encourage critical thinking to prevent radicalisation
Tackling migration’s root causes
How can the underlying causes of migration be addressed?
Beyond aid: educating Syria's refugees
Now in its 5th year, the Syrian war continues to ravage the region. It has displaced millions, including 4 million children. We consider how education could make a difference.