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July 2018: Paper: ‘Universal Basic Income, Human Security & Grand Strategies’ (2018)

This paper by Prof Andrew Rigby explores the potential role of universal basic income (UBI) in contributing to the everyday security of citizens, and the dynamics of domestic insecurity in the context of ‘grand strategy’. Download…

June 2018: Rethinking Security National Conference report: ‘Time for Change:  New Approaches to National Security’

Our first Rethinking Security national conference brought together a wide range of organisations, activists and academics, to discuss the problems with the UK’s current approach to national security, and explore the required elements of a new approach. You can read the full conference report here: Rethinking Security conference report June 2018

April 2018: Rethinking Security statement in response to reported plans for new UK military intervention in Syria

You can read our statement here: Rethinking Security statement 13 April 2018

October 2017: Chiswick conference

Celia McKeon spoke alongside the journalist and broadcaster Peter Oborne at the annual public “Peace In War” event in Chiswick, West London. More…

September 2017: Poll shows public support for peacebuilding

Learn more about the results of an opinion poll commissioned by our affiliate, Conciliation Resources, exploring public attitudes to peacebuilding in the UK, the US and Germany. More…

July 2017: Lessons on counter-terror and countering violent extremism

Our affiliate, Saferworld, published an overview of their research on current counter-terrorism, countering violent extremism (CVE) and stabilisation approaches, and examines strategic and practical options for improving them. More…

April 2017: Rethinking Security parliamentary briefing

Download our new parliamentary briefing on UK security policy for an analysis of current shortcomings in government policy and key questions for political parties to consider. More…

May 2017: Questions for General Election hustings

Encourage your parliamentary candidates to talk about their views on security; this one-minute animation shows how.

 

March 2017: Workshop: ‘Trump, Security and Muslims’, co-hosted with Jawaab.

The Ammerdown Group is working with the grassroots youth movement, Jawaab, to host a workshop on 8th March, exploring responses to the new US President and his policies.

March 2017: Lecture: ‘Rethinking security in a violent world’

Celia McKeon will give a lecture on rethinking security on Wednesday 1st March as part of the University of Kent at Canterbury’s Politics and International Relations Public Speaker Programme. More…

February 2017: Bath Stop War Rethinking Security series: Talk by Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett will speak at Bath Friends Meeting House on Wednesday 22nd February on the theme ‘In the age of Trump, how can the UK work for a safer world?’ More…

February 2017: Article: ‘Stop Trump – definitely! But then what?’

This article, published by openDemocracy on 21st February 2017, argues that resisting Trump should include asking the UK government to review its global security alliances. More…

December 2016: Article: ‘UK National Security Strategy: Security for whom?’

This article, published by openDemocracy on 15th December 2016, considers the flaws in and omissions from the UK government’s recent annual report on its National Security Strategy and Strategic Security and Defence Review. More…

November 2016: Article: ‘Uncomfortable assumptions on security: the UK vote on support for Saudi Arabia’

This article, originally published by openDemocracy on 3rd November 2016, analyses the assumptions, interests and priorities that drive the UK establishment’s responses to the crisis in Yemen, and to contemporary security challenges more generally. More…