March 2, 2009
SHARED DESTINIES – SECURITY IN A GLOBALISED WORLD
“These recommendations focus on two main areas:
# Conflict prevention and intervention in conflict environments; and
# Strengthened multilateralism (with particular reference to regional security organisations, nuclear non-proliferation, and global biosecurity).
Our report is both a warning and a call to action. We face serious and worsening international security challenges but provided we are willing to learn lessons, to change the way we think, to find the necessary political will and to adapt our policy solutions and instruments to new circumstances, there is much that can be done. We offer this interim report as a contribution to the necessary process of policy change that must now unfold.
March 1, 2009
THE NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UK INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
“On 9 March 2008, Gordon Brown presented a White Paper to Parliament that served as the first comprehensive attempt to distil a ‘National Security Strategy’ for the United Kingdom. The starting point for the strategy is the existence of a fixed and unwavering obligation on the part of government to protect the British people and the British national interest. However, the strategic analysis then goes on to assert that the nature of the threats and the risks the UK faces have changed beyond recognition in recent decades, so confounding all the old assumptions about national defence and international security.
March 1, 2009
WIKI – INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH
“The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is a UK think-tank with strong ties to the Labour party that claims to produce progressive ideas committed to upholding values of social justice, democratic reform and environmental sustainability. IPPR is based in London and also has a branch in Newcastle, IPPR North.
It was founded in 1988. The founding director was James Cornford. The institute has also been led by Gerald Holtam, Matthew Taylor, now Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, and Nick Pearce, a former special advisor to David Blunkett MP. Former members of staff include Patricia Hewitt, David Miliband and Tristram Hunt. The current co-directors are Lisa Harker and Carey Oppenheim, on a job share basis.”
INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH – HOME-PAGE
“Since 1988, we have been at the forefront of progressive debate and policymaking in the UK. Through our independent research and analysis we define new agendas for change and provide practical solutions to challenges across the full range of public policy issues.
With offices in both London and Newcastle, we ensure our outlook is as broad-based as possible, while our Security Commission, International Team, Climate Change Programme, and Migration, Equalities and Citizenship Team extend our partnerships and influence beyond the UK, giving us a truly world-class reputation for high quality research.”