Rethinking UK policy towards conflict: lessons from the CRP

The panel discuss the policy recommendations proposed by the Conflict Research Programme to the UK Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

In July 2020, the LSE Conflict Research Programme (CRP) submitted evidence to inform the UK Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, and to support the DFID-FCO merger into the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The UK Integrated Review is the most significant reconfiguration of Britain’s defence and security needs in a decade, re-examining the UK’s priorities and objectives.

Download the evidence paper here.

Read the blog post here.



Event recorded on 14 October 2020.


Mary Kaldor (@KaldorM) is the Principal Investigator of the Conflict Research Programme and Professor Emeritus of Global Governance. Professor Kaldor pioneered the concept of new wars and global civil society and her work on the practical implementation of human security has directly influenced European and national politics.

Rim Turkmani (Rim_Turkmani) is the Research Director for the Conflict Research Programme work in Syria. 

Julian Reilly (@JulianRFCO) is the UK Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea.

Alex de Waal is Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Programme Director with the Conflict Research Programme at LSE.

Christopher Coker is Director of LSE IDEAS. He was Professor of International Relations at LSE, retiring in 2019.

Professor Chris Alden teaches International Relations at LSE and is Director of LSE IDEAS. He is a Research Associate with South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).