The extent of 'rendition' – the controversial practice of transferring prisoners covertly between countries – can now be seen in a graphic way. The ESRC-funded Rendition Project has developed an interactive map displaying the secret flights, drawing on an extensive database.
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The category of 'torture' has been used by Western states to distinguish between the civilised and the uncivilised. The moral and political stakes are often simply too high for the British state to admit responsibility for such an act, according to research.
In the first major survey of foreign policy attitudes in Britain, researchers have found that most people did not simply support or oppose the use of force on principle, but instead made a judgment based on various aspects of the situation.
A sense of injustice, and not religious fervour, is the main motivator for people joining militant jihadism, according to research by a Global Uncertainties Fellow.
A new report from the Religion and Society Programme highlights the importance of relationship-building between police officers and community members to prevent extremism among Muslim youths.