The Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK) provides research, analysis and commentary on conflicts and strategic issues.
ISPK is committed to furthering the security policy discourse in Germany and abroad by way of focused, interdisciplinary, policy-oriented research. Moreover, the Institute is involved in the promotion of talented, young academics. Complementing research, publications and teaching, members of the Institute advise decision-makers in government, academia, media and business. ISPK’s main research foci lie in German and European foreign and security policy, international security architecture, nonproliferation of nuclear weapons and disarmament, stabilisation of fragile states, maritime security, and asymmetric challenges such as transnational terrorism.
ISPK hosted together with Chatham House.The Royal Institute of International Affairs a conference on "Europe's Strategic Choices: Building Prosperity and Security" in Berlin this October.
ISPK's Academic Director Joachim Krause opened this year's Night of the Profs Lecture Circuit with his Keynote Adress about "Dreaming about Peace and current international affairs". (German title: "Der Traum vom Frieden und die derzeitige internationale Lage")
In front of an auditorium of 1200 guests, Joachim Krause put forth his argument: During the last 65 years, the U.S. and Europe have jointly secured a peaceful order on the european continent. However, this international order is threatened by transatlantic as well as intra-european discord. Abroad, developments in Russia and the Middle East challenge the past successes in keeping peace in Europe.