Policy and Research Papers

Recommendations for Reducing Tensions in the Interplay Between Sanctions, Counterterrorism Measures and Humanitarian Action

Civilians in need frequently find themselves in the effective control of non-state armed groups (NSAGs) that are designated under sanctions and counterterrorism measures, including in contexts identified as at risk of famine. The prohibitions in these instruments on providing funds or other assets directly or indirectly to such groups are framed extremely broadly, and can potentially include incidental payments that humanitarian actions may need to make in order to operate or relief supplies that are diverted to such groups or that otherwise benefit them. This paper by Chatham House sets out a series of steps for systematically gathering information on the adverse impact of sanctions on humanitarian action and bringing it to the attention of Security Council members as well as the broader UN membership.

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Cameroun : l’aggravation de la crise anglophone requiert des mesures fortes

Sur fond d’attentats à la bombe, de violences sporadiques et de mesures répressives de l’Etat, la crise qui touche les régions anglophones du Cameroun est entrée dans une phase nouvelle, plus violente. Pour éviter le déclenchement d’un conflit armé, le président camerounais doit aller au-delà des mesures cosmétiques et mettre en œuvre d’urgence des réformes majeures avant d’engager un dialogue inclusif de haut niveau avec l’appui de l’ONU ou de l’Union africaine.

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Strategic Communications and National Strategy

This report discusses the disconnect between foreign policy strategies and media engagement. It argues that media engagement tends to be directed at reconciling policy with actions, rather than defining policy at the outset. 

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Media, Civil Society and the quest for transparency in the security sector

This paper discusses transparency within media-security actor relations, highlighting the apparent securitisation of media reporting due to the encroachment of government intelligence networks into media space.

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In the Public's Eye: The British Army and Military-Media Relations

This article explores the changing relationship between the British military and the media through recent conflicts. In particular, it highlights the dangers of military doctrines incorporating media relations into psychological operations and military deception, leading to the conflation of terminology refering to the media and the 'enemy'. 

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