Projects & Programmes

The Institute is distinguished from "Think Tanks" in that its research is primarily focused on enabling it to deliver effective Projects and Programmes. To this end, 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.

A Common Future: Dialogue and Education for Societal Integration and Leadership

Director: Yusuf Desai

This programme develops constructive engagement between British Muslims and wider British society through the establishment of a multi-purpose education programme devoted to enhancing dialogue and understanding between the British Muslim community and mainstream society. The programme, which as...

Shared Outcomes

Director: Kevin Abraham

Shared Outcomes is a charitable programme run by The Institute for Statecraft. We work with young people (aged 14 – 18) from minority communities in areas facing economic and social challenge. Our aim is to increase participants’ life opportunities and support them in fulfilling their potential...

The Integrity Initiative: Defending Democracy against Disinformation

Director: Stephen Dalziel

This international project brings together in a network of clusters across Europe and North America people who understand the threat posed to Western nations by a flood of disinformation, deception and lies which is being put out by those opposed to Western concepts of liberalism, freedom and...

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 Guardian” Cyber Responsibility Programme for Children

Director: Chris Donnelly

The public are constantly under attack from hackers, propagandists, fake news and those seeking to exploit vulnerabilities.  Children and young people are a particularly exposed target. They are often targeted before they have developed an appropriate set of moral and ethical values to protect...

Healthcare

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...

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...

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...

Policing

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: 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...

Energy

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...

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...

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...