LSE IDEAS

LSE IDEAS is LSE's foreign policy think tank.

We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it through our projects, publications, events, and executive education.

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Strengthening the Representation of Women in Diplomacy: Challenges and Policy Solutions 18/06/2024

The Women in Diplomacy project, launched in 2022, leverages research, collaboration, and dialogue to address the misrepresentation and under representation of women in this field. 🌍

This report summarises key insights from interviews with twelve women who have held high-ranking diplomatic positions or participated in international diplomatic processes.

🗣 ''Global challenges simply cannot be tackled by excluding women and other underrepresented groups from decision-making processes; hence it is imperative to ensure those processes are inclusive.''



⬇ Read the report here:

Strengthening the Representation of Women in Diplomacy: Challenges and Policy Solutions This report summarises key insights from interviews with a wide range of senior women leaders and officials in diplomacy from across the globe.

27/02/2024

Read Volume 67 of the Space Policy Journal edited by LSE IDEAS', Head of Space Policy, Dimitrios Stroikos.

It includes:
🌌 Teaching social science aspects of space: A transdisciplinary approach (Mariel Borowitz)
🌌 Security challenges when space merges with cyberspace (Vijay Varadarajan and Neeraj Suri)
🌌 Accounting for the impact of space policies: The case of the Italian Space Agency (Massimo Florio, Paolo Castelnovo, Matteo Landoni and others)

⬇ Open access available here:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/space-policy/vol/67/suppl/C

Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: battlefield dynamics and prospects for 2024 | LSE IDEAS Online Event 22/02/2024

Catch up on our latest dialogue event with Keir Giles and Ben Hodges discussing the current situation on the ground in Ukraine.

🎧 Listen: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3CPxsYhKOTyaH99Fud4qR9?si=t0H-nEyGSueVSFI3WXWpMg
💻 Watch: https://youtu.be/ULVEsmGXOjY

Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: battlefield dynamics and prospects for 2024 | LSE IDEAS Online Event In a recent statement, Putin asserted that "Ukrainian statehood may suffer an irreparable, very serious blow" if the current battlefield situation persists. ...

13/02/2024

Panelists will delve into the military balance on the ground, analyzing the nuanced interplay of air, land, and sea power.

Crisis and adaptation of the Islamic State in Khorasan 06/02/2024

Read our latest special report by Antonio Giustozzi (The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and European Union).

🔴 Conditions of the Islamic State in Khorasan
🔴 Strategy and structure evolutions after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

⬇ Read the report:

Crisis and adaptation of the Islamic State in Khorasan Antonio discusses the conditions of the Islamic State in Khorasan and how its strategy and structures evolved after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

01/02/2024
Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: battlefield dynamics and prospects for 2024 01/02/2024

🔜 Upcoming Russia-Ukraine Dialogue with Keir Giles, Ben Hodges and Leon Hartwell.

Panellists will delve into the military balance on the ground, analysing the nuanced interplay of air, land, and sea power. The situation on the frontlines and the intricacies of the Ukrainian offensive will be highlighted, along with a critical assessment of the strategic significance of the Black Sea and Crimea.

📅 13 Feb, 3pm
⬇ Find out more and register:

Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: battlefield dynamics and prospects for 2024 Battlefield Dynamics and Prospects for 2024 | Keir Giles | Ben Hodges | Leon Hartwell | 13 Feb | 3pm

The three worlds: does the liberal order have a future? 01/02/2024

📣 Increasing strategic competition is dividing world politics. Does the liberal order have a future in a dividing world?

G John Ikenberry, Rohan Mukherjee, Leslie Vinjamuri, Ayse Zarakol and Michael Cox will be on the panel.

📅 5 Feb, 6.30pm
🗺 Hong Kong Theatre, LSE
ℹ Find out more and register:

The three worlds: does the liberal order have a future? 6 Feb | 6.30pm | Ayse Zarakol | G John Ikenberry | Leslie Vinjamuri | Rohan Mukherjee | Michael Cox | Free and open to all

China and India as Rising Powers and the Militarisation of Space 31/01/2024

📣 Space Policy Project Head Dimitrios Stroikos contributes a chapter titled, "China and India as Rising Powers and the Militarisation of Space" to this new book.

Read it here:

China and India as Rising Powers and the Militarisation of Space This chapter focuses on China and India as space powers with a specific focus on their growing interest in the use of space for military purposes. The chapter

30/01/2024

A key focus of this panel will be on the transformation of the military landscape, exploring women's increased participation.

Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: Women on the Frontlines 25/01/2024

🔵 Register for next week's Russia-Ukraine dialogue event with Diana Butsko, Hanna Hopko, Mariia Zolkina and Leon Hartwell PhD.

They will discuss how women's increased participation in military and paramilitary roles has altered societal perceptions as well as addressing lingering barriers to entry and the ongoing efforts to rectify inequalities within the military.

🎟 Register now:

Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: Women on the Frontlines Women on the Frontlines | Hannah Hopko | Mariia Zolkina | Leon Hartwell | 30 Jan | 3pm

The Green Future Index 2023 16/01/2024

The “green leaders” are making significant progress and commitment toward a sustainable, low-carbon future. But why is their momentum slowing?

Learn more in this report by colleagues at MIT Technology Review insights:

The Green Future Index 2023 The Green Future Index 2023 is the third edition of the comparative ranking of 76 nations and territories on their ability to develop a sustainable, low-carbon future.

10/01/2024

The latest version of the Space Policy Journal edited by LSE IDEAS academic Dimitrios Stroikos is now available. 🌌

The 66th volume includes ''A U.S. Perspective on Deterrence and Geopolitics in Space'', ''To What Extent Will Space Debris Impact the Economy?'', ''The Feasibility and Desirability of Mars Settlements'' and more.

Access here:
https://lnkd.in/esziuwQj

Russia-Ukraine dialogues: taking the pulse 09/01/2024

What can we expect from the Russia-Ukraine war in 2024 and beyond?

Exploring themes from the new book Ukraine: Russia’s War and the Future of the Global Order - join Nathalie Tocci, Michael Cox, Tamara Krawchenko & Leon Hartwell in this Russia-Ukraine Dialogue Event

📅 16th Jan, 3pm
⬇ Register Now:

Russia-Ukraine dialogues: taking the pulse Taking the Pulse | Michael Cox | Nathalie Tocci | Tamara Krawchenko | Leon Hartwell | 16 Jan | 3pm

Peak China? The (potential) future of great power competition 02/01/2024

Many IR scholars are tempted to indulge in forecasting the impact of structural change. And yet, our discipline has rarely been particularly good at foretelling the future. So what might the future have in store for China as a superpower?

Read the latest China Dialogues blogpost by Lukas Fiala:

Peak China? The (potential) future of great power competition As observers of international relations, we often ask ourselves what the future of great power competition might bring. With ‘epoch-defining’ events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the wars in Uk…

02/01/2024
28/11/2023

📢 In collaboration with CSR Europe this release details 𝟭𝟬 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝗨 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗿𝗮𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴!

🤝 In the position paper, CSR Europe’s Hub members define the actions needed to strike a balance between:
1️⃣ Current and upcoming due diligence practices
2️⃣ Long-term & meaningful stakeholders’ engagement
3️⃣ Efforts to move beyond mere compliance to achieve positive social impacts.

🛠️What’s more? Practical case studies from Enel Group, Solvay, and Toyota illustrate how companies from different sectors can advance toward sustainable raw materials sourcing.

𝗗𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: https://shorturl.at/bqB47

China's Semiconductors: Reflections on Sources and Solutions to an Expensive Problem 22/11/2023

🗣 “Western nations should look beyond complaints of unfair practices and recognise that Chinese companies have enjoyed recent successes based on over twenty years of strategic practices.”

In this Strategic Update, Dr Jonathan Liebenau explains the development of the semiconductor industry in the context of China’s rise to become an increasingly capable technology power:

China's Semiconductors: Reflections on Sources and Solutions to an Expensive Problem Read the newest Strategic Update: ''China's Semiconductors: Reflections on Sources and Solutions to an Expensive Problem''

The international politics of outer space | LSE Research 21/11/2023

🛰 With the return of great power competition in space, one of the biggest challenges is militarisation and weaponisation of space and cooperation between great powers in space.

Dimitrios Stroikos and Professor Chris Alden discuss the international politics of outer space in this LSE Research video:

The international politics of outer space | LSE Research Prof Chris Alden and Dr Dimitrios Stroikos of discuss the international politics of outer space.With a growing number of state and non-state actor...

14/11/2023

The “green leaders” are making significant progress and commitment toward a sustainable, low-carbon future. But why is their momentum slowing?

Colleagues MIT Technology Review insights have produced the third annual Green Future Index.

ℹ Learn more: https://ter.li/oamclz
🖥 Watch their overview video:

14/11/2023

Applications are now open for the LSE IDEAS Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy!

Are you a decision maker? Would you like to improve your strategic thinking and diplomatic negotiation skills?

The course offers a unique combination of senior practitioner-led teaching with world renowned academic expertise, a timetable designed for working professionals and a non-residential option.

📰 Read the prospectus:https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/Assets/Documents/exec-msc-docs/IDEAS-Exec-Brochure-2324-Updated-30-05.pdf
📞 Book a consultation with the team: https://form.jotform.com/233044039516047
🖥 Check out our website: https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/exec

The Green Future Index 2023 08/11/2023

Colleagues at MIT Technology Review Insights created the Green Future Index report ranking 76 countries on their progress and commitment toward sustainable development.

Climate policy, the fifth pillar of the Green Future Index, is its most heavily weighted, reflecting the importance clear policy directions and public funding have in catalyzing low-carbon action in business and society. Learn more:

The Green Future Index 2023 The Green Future Index 2023 is the third edition of the comparative ranking of 76 nations and territories on their ability to develop a sustainable, low-carbon future.

07/11/2023

LSE IDEAS academics have taken part in the T20 India process as part of the G20 India

Read this policy brief, 'Enhancing Efforts at Global Digital Governance: Recommendations to the G20 ', by Professor Chris Alden, Dr Mary Martin and Kenddrick Chan.
https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/Assets/Documents/T20-Policy-Brief-1.pdf

24/10/2023

LSE IDEAS participated in the T20 India (part of the G20 India)

Read this article discussing how global governance can keep pace with digitalisation and AI technologies by Professor Chris Alden and Kenddrick Chan.
https://t.co/u7IQiY36s4

03/10/2023

This event spotlights Ukraine and Russia’s evolving cyber strategies, cyber-attacks in the context of conventional war, differing viewpoints on cyber operations, and the changing nature of cyber warfare. Additionally, discussions encompass the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on cyber norms, international cyber security coordination efforts, and the active role of multinational corporations in cyber warfare and defence. By addressing these critical aspects, the RUD will offer concise, informed insights into the complex dimensions of cyber security within the Russia-Ukraine war.

Speakers:
🔴 Professor Alexander Crowther
🔴 Nadiya Kostyuk
🔴 Tanel Sepp

Chair:
🔴 Dr Leon Hartwell

ℹ More info: https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/events/2023/10/RUD-Oct/3-Oct

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Economic Consequences of the Peace 26/09/2023

This Thursday at 9am LSE IDEAS Founder Michael Cox will be speaking on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time programme. He will be joined by Professor Margaret Macmillan and Professor Patricia Calvin to discuss John Maynard Keynes.

Find out more about the programme here:

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Economic Consequences of the Peace Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Keynes' influential attack on the Treaty of Versailles

07/09/2023

It is with the greatest sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of our Director, Professor Christopher Coker.

On his passing, Co-Director Professor Chris Alden said, "Christopher's originality of thought and sparkling intellect shaped a generation of scholars, policy makers and students studying war in our times. All of us at LSE IDEAS were privileged to know and work with him over the years. His presence will be sorely missed."

We encourage you to share memories and thoughts of Christopher on our dedicated memorial page here: https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/ProfessorChristopherCoker/
Read the full announcement: https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/media/news/LSE-IDEAS-announces-the-passing-of-Director-Professor-Christopher-Coker

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: battlefield dynamics and prospects for 2024
Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: Women on the Frontlines
📢 In collaboration with CSR Europe this release details 𝟭𝟬 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝗨 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 ...
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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: The Evolution of Cyber Warfare
Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: the future of Russia
Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: the impact of the conflict on Moldova
Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: Rebuilding Ukraine: Challenges and Opportunities
Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: changing the narrative
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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: how will this war end?
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