Projects & Programmes

Through its Projects and Programmes, The Institute combines its experience and capabilities to enable its people to devise and implement solutions to challenges which The Institute has been commissioned to address.

When appropriate, Programme Directors may elect to post details of their programme on the webpages below.

The Governance and Integrity Group

Director: Keith Sargent

The Governance & Integrity Group (GIG)furthers the mission of the Institute for Statecraft by delivering good governance and integrity in public life. The Institute has a long track record of successful work in a diverse range of countries, including El Salvador, Iraq, and...

Cyber Security Education

Director: TBD

The Institute is developing a Cyber Security Education Programme in the UK for 10-16 year-olds. The intention is to make it available through the UK schools system and through the Cadet Force organisation. A pilot scheme is in preparation.



Transition, Governance and Political Reconciliation

Director: Malcolm Russell

The current transition across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region suggests that Fukuyama may have been more than just premature in declaring that the inevitable spread of representative liberal democracy marked the “End of History”. There is no inevitability that democracy will be...

Ambiguous Warfare

Director: Chris Donnelly

The rapid and profound changes in the global security environment have precipitated a paradigm shift in the nature of conflict. This programme seeks to understand this paradigm shift, to track the evolution of this new security environment, and to assess the implications for armed forces,...


Director: Miss Angela White, Dr Murray Robinson

The NHS in England is again in the transition of reorganisation following the most contested proposals for change in its sixty four year history.   A new non-departmental public body, the NHS Commissioning Board, is tasked with discharging effective distribution and use of £95...

The Future of the West

Director: David Clark

The West's future as an identifiable geopolitical community is being challenged from within by three interconnected trends; a loss of self-confidence, a declining sense of shared purpose and a growing risk of political fragmentation. This project aims to initiate a reflection...

Security Economics

Director: Dr Shima D Keene

The new security environment is increasingly spawning a variety of asymmetric threats which require immediate attention. Many of these threats are driven by the desire for economic gain, either as an end in itself, or to assist in achieving an ultimate end. Efforts to tackle...

Information and Influence

Director: Ben Nimmo

Information and influence 

The second decade of this millennium has seen the emergence of information warfare and influence operations on a scale and of a complexity unprecedented in history. The proliferation of means of conveying information in the digital age has been...

Latin America

Director: Dr Celia Szusterman

For more than half a century the countries of Latin America (from the Rio Grande in Mexico down to Patagonia in Chile and Argentina, plus Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic) have been regarded as a region of periodic macroeconomic crises, political instability, with the rare distinction of...

The nature of power in the 21st century

Director: Johanna Möhring

What constitutes power in the hyper-competitive, networked world we live in? How do we bring power to bear, as states, organisations, or individuals? This programme strives towards a new conceptualisation of power and the wielding of it in our complex geopolitical environment, a world in which a...


Director: David Gilbertson QPM

From the leafy suburbs of the Thames Valley to Manchester council estates; from madrassas in Bradford to chapel villages in Snowdonia, policing has become something that is done to you, rather than something that is done for you. In little more...

China and National Security

Director: Dan Lafayeedney

China is the world's oldest political entity. During its 3000 years' history, China has evolved a unique culture and has shaped its peoples with values and attitudes which differ significantly from the "Western" values which have been so influential in defining the modern world system. China's...

Defence and National Security

Director: Chris Donnelly

In the UK, as in many other countries, the armed forces and other institutions of defence and national security are faced with the need for drastic change if they are to remain fit-for-purpose. The rapid change in the character of conflict, coupled with shrinking defence budgets, means that the...

US Strategic Dialogue

Director: Prof. Jeff McCausland

The past few years have witnessed the refocusing of US strategic interest from the Atlantic to the Pacific region. As the UK’s most important ally, maintaining a close relationship with the US is a key element of the UK’s national security. This programme seeks to reinforce the strategic...

Central and Eastern Europe

Director: Chris Donnelly and Dan Lafayeedney

Several of the countries which emerged twenty years ago from the disintegration of the Soviet system still face serious social, ecomomic, political and security problems. Poor governance and a deficit of statecraft have prevented these countries from developing to meet the standards of the EU or...

Law Enforcement and Drug Policy Reform

Director: Tom Lloyd QPM MA (Oxon)

The so-called “War on Drugs” has been waged in its modern form for more than 40 years.  Although law enforcement efforts have succeeded in imprisoning millions of drug users, prosecuting many thousands of serious criminals and seizing huge amounts of illicit narcotics, the drugs market continues...


Director: Prof Alan Riley

The Energy Programme focuses upon strategic energy questions. These include: the supply security of the United Kingdom, its EU partners and its NATO allies; the role that can be played by unconventional fuel; the impact of the predominance of the social price over the lifting price in supplier...

Strategic Partnerships

Director: Prof. Julian Lindley-French

Average defence expenditure in the EU is now 1.36% of GDP, whilst NATO (excluding the US) is 1.52%, well below the 2% target agreed.  Therefore, with defence budgets in Europe continuing to reduce both the capability and capacity of Europe’s armed forces to act, the Americans forced to focus...

Community Engagement

Director: Kevin Abraham

The Institute is currently developing a new, charitable programme for the engagement of Muslim youth in underprivileged areas so as to reduce the likelihood of their marginalisation and disaffection. This engagement programme is being run by Kevin Abraham, a Senior Fellow of...

Security and Development in the Horn of Africa

Director: Lesley Simm

The Horn of Africa and its neighbourhood are a focal point for global security. The region today is experiencing simultaneously all the main forms of security threats and instabilities which currently trouble the world. States, sub-state groups, International Organisations, major corporations,...

Defence and Security Relationships in the Middle East Region

Director: Kamal Alam

Defence and Security relationships in the broader Middle East and Indian sub-continent are of crucial importance not only for international security, but also for the UK's national security. Tracking and analysing these dynamic relationships and exploring their significance for British national...