Dr. Beyza Unal

Dr. Beyza Unal

Deputy Director, International Security Department, The Royal Institute of International Affairs Chatham House

United Kingdom

Dr. Beyza Unal is the Deputy Director with the International Security programme at Chatham House.She covers science, technology, security and defence portfolio, specializing in the interaction between emerging technology applications and security.

Her research includes nuclear weapons policy, cyber, space, and critical national infrastructure security, quantum technologies, and artificial intelligence applications. Beyza also leads on NATO’s security and defence policy at Chatham House.

Beyza formerly worked in the Strategic Analysis Branch at NATO Allied Command and Transformation, taught International Relations, transcribed interviews on Turkish political history, and served as an international election observer during the 2010 Iraqi parliamentary elections.

Deterrence of the 21st century – New Challenges vs Old Thinking

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Maintaining national security means influencing the decisions and approach of malign actors to discourage or restrain them from taking harmful actions. As Western countries grapple with the prospect of facing increasingly ambiguous threats that are often hard to detect, deterrence is back in the spotlight. From hack-and-leak operations to the use of chemical weapons, what […]