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Army Board

The Army Board is the top single-service management committee of the British Army, and has always been staffed by senior politicians and soldiers. Until 1964 it was known as the Army Council.

                                               

Articles of War

The Articles of War are a set of regulations drawn up to govern the conduct of a countrys military and naval forces. The phrase was first used in 1637 in Robert Monros His expedition with the worthy Scots regiment called Mac-keyes regiment etc. a ...

                                               

Reserve Forces Act 1996

The Reserve Forces Act 1996 is a piece of British legislation that provides for the maintenance and composition of the British militarys Reserve Forces.

                                               

Royal Wessex Regiment

The Royal Wessex Regiment was the name suggested for a regiment proposed by the initial discussions into the Future Army Structure brought up as part of Delivering Security in a Changing World. It was planned to be formed by the amalgamation of t ...

                                               

Selborne-Fisher scheme

The Selborne-Fisher scheme, or Selborne scheme refers to an effort by John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, Second Sea Lord, approved by William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne, First Lord of the Admiralty, in 1903 to combine the military and engineering b ...

                                               

Institute for Government

The Institute for Government is a United Kingdom independent think tank which aims to improve government effectiveness through research and analysis. Based at 2 Carlton Gardens in central London and founded as a charity in 2008, it was initially ...

                                               

Social Issues Research Centre

The Social Issues Research Centre is a non-profit think tank working on social and lifestyle issues. It is based in Oxford, but is not part of, and has no relationship to, Oxford University.

                                               

Acton Society Trust

The Acton Society Trust was established by the Joseph Rowntree Social Service Trust in the 1940s "to analyse the implications of the welfare state for liberty and the individual. It paid for assistants to front bench politicians, now known as spe ...

                                               

Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion

The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion, known as Inclusion, was a research organisation that existed to promote social inclusion in the labour market. It was a not for profit, politically independent organisation based in London but also ha ...

                                               

Centre for Health and the Public Interest

The Centre for Health and the Public Interest is a London think tank founded in June 2013 to defend "the founding principles of the NHS". It is a registered charity. Professor Colin Leys was involved in its foundation.

                                               

Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation

The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation is a think tank and registered charity based in London, and occasionally operating in New York. Founded in 1993, its goals include identifying new areas of business and provoking a debate about sub ...

                                               

Conservative Science & Technology Forum

The Conservative Science & Technology Forum is a United Kingdom think tank and policy advisory body that consults industry, academia and other key figures on important technological and societal issues and puts these into mainstream political con ...

                                               

David Davies Memorial Institute

The David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies, also referred to as the David Davies Memorial Institute, is a think tank at Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales in the United Kingdom. Found in 1951, the institute regularly p ...

                                               

European Leadership Network

European Leadership Network is a pan-European think-tank focusing on European foreign, defence and security issues based in London, United Kingdom. The ELNs Director is Sir Adam Thomson, former UK Permanent Representative to NATO.

                                               

Green Alliance

Green Alliance is a charity and an independent think tank focused on ambitious leadership for the environment in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1979, it works with influential leaders from the NGO, business, and political communities. Its work ai ...

                                               

Institute for Jewish Policy Research

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research, founded as the Institute of Jewish Affairs, is a London-based research institute and think tank. It specializes in contemporary Jewish affairs, with a particular focus on Jews in Britain and across Europe ...

                                               

The Intergenerational Foundation

The Intergenerational Foundation is a charitable UK-based thinktank established to promote fairness between generations. IF believe that each generation should pay its own way, which - they claim - is not happening at present. They postulate that ...

                                               

The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence

The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence is a non-profit, non-governmental think tank based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London whose mission is to educate the public and help policymak ...

                                               

New City Initiative

New City Initiative NCI is a think tank that offers an independent, expert voice in the debate over the future of financial regulation. Founded in 2010, NCI counts amongst its members some of the leading independent asset management firms in the ...

                                               

Policy Connect

Policy Connect is an independent, cross-party not-for-profit organisation with two decades in policy work, overseeing the research and delivery of more than 50 key publications. The organisation has a long history of success in running engaging f ...

                                               

The Federal Trust

The Federal Trust for education and research is a think tank that studies the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerf ...

                                               

WebRoots Democracy

WebRoots Democracy is a youth-led think tank based in London which focuses on the intersection of technology and political participation. Its aim is to "modernise, enhance, and future-proof" democracy in the United Kingdom. It produces research o ...

                                               

Who Funds You?

Who Funds You? is a British project that seeks to rate and promote transparency of funding sources of think tanks. The project scores think tanks according to four criteria, namely whether the organisation discloses its income, whether it publish ...

                                               

Major Road Network

The Major Road Network is a proposed classification of local authority roads in England. This would incorporate the existing Highways England-controlled Strategic Road Network and the more major local authority controlled A roads. The proposed ne ...

                                               

Road pricing in the United Kingdom

Road pricing in the United Kingdom used to be limited to conventional tolls in some bridges, tunnels and also for some major roads during the period of the Turnpike trusts. The term road pricing itself only came into common use however with publi ...

                                               

Road speed limit enforcement in the United Kingdom

Road speed limit enforcement in the United Kingdom is the action taken by appropriately empowered authorities to attempt to persuade road vehicle users to comply with the speed limits in force on the UKs roads. Methods used include those for dete ...

                                               

Roads for Prosperity

Roads for Prosperity was a controversial white paper published by the Conservative government in the United Kingdom in 1989; detailing the largest road building programme for the UK since the Romans produced in response to rapid increases in car ...

                                               

Turnpike trusts

Turnpike trusts were bodies set up by individual acts of Parliament, with powers to collect road tolls for maintaining the principal roads in Britain from the 17th but especially during the 18th and 19th centuries. At the peak, in the 1830s, over ...

                                               

Expansion plans for Milton Keynes

In January 2004, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott announced the United Kingdom governments Expansion plans for Milton Keynes However, the change of government in 2010 and the abolition of the Regional Spatial Strategy in 2012/13 saw these plan ...

                                               

Local development framework

A local development framework is the spatial planning strategy introduced in England and Wales by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and given detail in Planning Policy Statements 12. In most parts of the two countries, maintaining the ...

                                               

The Merton Rule

The Merton Rule is named after the council in the United Kingdom that in 2003 adopted the first prescriptive planning policy that required new commercial buildings over 1.000 square meters to generate at least 10% of their energy needs using on s ...

                                               

National Planning Policy Framework

The National Planning Policy Framework is a land-use planning policy in the United Kingdom. The NPPF was originally published by the UKs Department of Communities and Local Government in March 2012, consolidating over two dozen previously issued ...

                                               

Planning Aid Wales

Planning Aid Wales is a registered charity that provides information, advice and support to individuals and groups on the town and country planning system and procedures in Wales. It was originally established in 1978 as part of the UK-wide Plann ...

                                               

Silkin Test

The Silkin Test is a UK planning policy designed to control major developments which will affect areas classified as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The three main criteria state that - there is no practicable alternative ...

                                               

Town and country planning in Wales

Town and country planning in Wales is based on the land use planning system which applies in England. However, the system in Wales has some distinctive features which have arisen because substantial responsibility for town and country planning ha ...

                                               

Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007

The Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007 - a bill to amend the Clean Air Act to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, and for other purposes. It was proposed in the 110th United States Congress by Senators Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer ...

                                               

United States Climate Alliance

The United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of states and unincorporated self-governing territories in the United States that are committed to upholding the objectives of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change within their bo ...

                                               

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services office responsible for procurement and development of countermeasures principally against bioterrorism, but also including chemical, nucl ...

                                               

Extrajudicial prisoners of the United States

Extrajudicial prisoners of the United States, in the context of the early twenty-first century War on Terrorism, refers to foreign nationals the United States detains outside of the legal process required within United States legal jurisdiction. ...

                                               

Global Counterterrorism Forum

The Global Counterterrorism Forum is an informal, apolitical, multilateral counter-terrorism platform that was launched officially in New York on 22 September 2011. The GCTF’s goal is to strengthen capabilities in order to develop a strategic, lo ...

                                               

Lists of former Guantanamo Bay detainees alleged to have returned to terrorism

Some former detainees who were held by the US at Guantanamo Bay detention camp have engaged in terrorism or militant activity since their release. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as of January 2017, 714 detainees ...

                                               

Information Sharing Environment

The Information Sharing Environment was established by the United States Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. Under Section 1016 of IRTPA, the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment was granted government wid ...

                                               

LAPD Metropolitan Division

The Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division, also known as Metro, is an elite division within the Los Angeles Police Department. The Metro Division, which also contains LAPDs Special Weapons and Tactics team, contains nine platoons of ...

                                               

Long War Journal

FDDs Long War Journal is an American news website, also described as a blog, which reports on the war on terror. The site is operated by Public Multimedia Incorporated, a non-profit media organization established in 2007. PMI is run by Paul Hanus ...

                                               

The One Percent Doctrine

The One Percent Doctrine is a nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ron Suskind about Americas hunt for terrorists since September 11th, 2001. On July 24, 2006, it reached number 3 on the New York Times Best Seller list. It assesse ...

                                               

Project Avocado

Project Avocado is a standing Presidential authorization which allows U.S. military combatant commanders to assemble task forces for almost any purpose, drawing resources from any military unit. President Obama authorized Project Avocado in the s ...

                                               

Terrorism Liaison Officer

A Terrorism Liaison Officer is a public citizen in the United States of America who has been trained to report suspicious activity that may be encountered during the course of his or her normal occupation as part of the United States War on Terro ...

                                               

The Bennett Freeze

The Bennett Freeze was a 43-year development ban on 1.5 million acres of Navajo lands by the US Federal Government. It was put in place in 1966 in order to promote negotiations over a land dispute between the Navajo and the Hopi and lasted until ...

                                               

Indian Peace Medal

Indian peace medals refer to ovular or circular medals awarded to tribal leaders throughout colonial America and early United States history, primarily made of silver or brass and ranging in diameter from about one to six inches. Medals were ofte ...

                                               

Native American policy of the Barack Obama administration

The United States public policy agenda on issues affecting Native Americans under the Obama administration includes the signing of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, which allowed tribal courts to extend and expand sentences handed down to the ...