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Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University
Mission Statement

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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.

News
Kiel Conference 2015: International Maritime Conference a success

Kiel Conference Logo 2015The Institute for Security Policy University of Kiel (ISPK) and the Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW) conducted the first 'Kiel Conference' on 23 June 2015. More than 80 experts and leaders from academia, maritime industry, the military and politics participated in the event. The event, conducted under the Chatham House rule, brought speakers such as Vice Admiral Bruno Paulmier (Deputy Commander NATO Maritime Command, Northwood), Dr. Philipp Murmann (Member of Parliament), and a host of other renowned speakers to Kiel to discuss cooperative seapower, hybrid conflict scenarios, and disruptive technologies with a particular focus on the Baltic Sea.

More information: www.kielconference.com

TV news coverage of the event (in German) by Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR is available online here.

Joachim Krause "Assessing the Dangers of War - Europe 1914 vs. Asia 2014"

International affairs cover ISPK's Joachim Krause has published a detailed analysis about the dangers of war in Asia 2014 and possible parallels to Europe's Great War in 1914 in the lastest issue of International Affairs : "Assessing the Dangers of War - parallels and differences between Europe 1914 and Asia 2014".

The article can be accessed and downloaded here.

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ISPK's Yearbook on Terrorism contains an extensive data collection on terrorist incidents around the globe as well as in-depth analysis on regional terrorist campaigns and counterterrorism.

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ISPK's Sebastian Bruns is co-editor of "Maritime Security" (german title: Maritime Sicherheit). The volume extensively covers maritime issues in Strategic Studies, e.g. piracy, littoral warfare and naval doctrine development.

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ISPK's Academic Director Joachim Krause is co-editor of "Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change". The volume covers strategic trends in the region and provides in-depth analysis of past and presents possibilities of western involvement in Afghanistan and the regional theater.

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ISPK's Joachim Krause is co-editor of this volume about effective international cooperation. Contributors analyse and discuss possible future avenues of possible effective, multilateral cooperation between international organisations in different policy areas and regions.