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This Week's Two Security Watch Series

This week, our first Security Watch (SW) series focuses on China’s command and control options for its budding SSBN force; how to win the peace in post-ISIS Syria and Iraq; the particulars of Russia’s new foreign policy concept; the future of Jihadism in Europe; and how we continue to misunderstand the sources of religious violence. Then, in our second SW series, we look at Russia’s “heavy metal” diplomacy since 2014; the 10 conflicts to watch out for in 2017; the role of women in nonviolent movements; the importance of ideas, identities and values in the MENA region; and the application of transnational justice in Southeast Asia.

Video: The Modern Law of Self-Defence

In today’s video, Attorney General Jeremy Wright explains the UK’s position on how international law applies to self-defense. In particular, he discusses the concept of 'imminence' and, for the first time, outlines the legal considerations UK leaders would address before taking defensive actions against an imminent attack.

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