Below is a selection of Commons Library research briefings that are relevant to this debate (you can watch the debate on Further briefings can be found on the Defence and World affairs topic pages on the House of Commons Library website. 

Links to relevant debates, statements and urgent questions, for recent parliamentary sessions, are available in the following research briefings:

Geographic regions

Middle East


This page contains research briefings relating to the conflict in Ukraine, including sanctions, energy security, international legal issues, NATO, and implications for the UK.





Armed forces

Arms exports


Nuclear weapons

This page features a series of Commons Library briefings on the policies, capabilities and programmes of the nuclear weapon states. They should be taken as correct at the time of writing and will be updated periodically.

International development

International organisations

Treaties and international law

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