Instead of discussing the global risks to Britain, recent debate on national security has focused on the roles of government institutions rather than the problems that need to be solved. Some commentators have lamented the decline of the Foreign Office, w
The old fear the young as Mrs Thatcher's 'no-society' prediction appears to be coming true, but only some who live in Sighthill, Glasgow, recognise this scene
There is a cautious but tangible return of discretion to the town hall and a premium on the ability of local government to improve services from within, finding new ways to meet distinctive local needs and to connect more effectively with citizens. Innova
While British troops may withdraw from Basra towards the end of the year, operations in Afghanistan will continue to be a mixture of hard fought battles and limited political progress while serious questions will remain over the ability of the NATO allian
The second part of the project will see researchers from Demos fan out to Brazil, South Africa and parts of the Islamic world.
It took 18 months of research and interviews with over 450 people including venture capitalists, policymakers, professors of
Is flooding the new terrorism? Or climate change? Or global poverty? Or avian flu? Earlier this week, the head of an inquiry into this summer's floods, Sir Michael Pitt, said that the threat to Britain from flooding is as serious as that from terrorism. T
Giving the annual Demos security lecture, Sir Richard said: “It would perhaps not be revealing a great secret to add that the rest of Whitehall, particularly in the international sphere, has looked on enviously as extra resources have been allocated to Df
Instead Mottram, who will deliver the annual security lecture at the think-tank Demos on Tuesday, said there was a need to understand the potential impact of a range of strategic risks, of which terrorism was just one. He identified global warming, flu pa
But at least some in Cameron's entourage dare to think differently. They view with interest the activities of the Green Party, the Lib Dems and left-of-centre pressure groups such as Demos
Charlie Edwards, head of the Demos Security Programme, talks about the National Security for the 21st Century Pamphlet.