ISPK Partner Institutions

Aspen Institute Germany, Berlin

Aspen Institute GermanyAspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is an international non­profit organization that fosters enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open minded dialogue on contemporary issues. Read more.

Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

Istituto Affari InternazionaliIstituto Affari Internazionali

The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) was founded on 11 October 1965 on the initiative of Altiero Spinelli, its first director. In 1991 the Institute moved to Palazzo Rondinini, an elegant eighteenth century Baroque building in the heart of Rome, where the main activities organized by the Institute take place.

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CNAS / Washington, D.C. , US

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)CNAS

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank established in 2007 by co-founders Michèle Flournoy and Kurt M. Campbell which specializes in U.S. national security issues. CNAS focuses on terrorism and irregular warfare, the future of the U.S. military, the emergence of Asia as a global power center, and the national security implications of natural resource consumption.

Chatham House / London, England

Chatham HouseChatham House

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. Our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.

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German Council on Foreign Relations / Berlin, Germany

German Council on Foreign RelationsDGAP Logo

The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) is Germany’s network for foreign policy. As an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit membership organization, think tank, and publisher the DGAP has been promoting public debate on foreign policy in Germany for almost 60 years.

University of Southern Denmark / Odense, Denmark

Center for War StudiesUniversity Southern Denmark

The Center for War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark was established in 2012 to build a high profile, high quality research pole in the field of war studies. The Center brings together a broad range of disciplines in order to understand how wars break out, how they can be managed, and how they may be ended to make peace possible

Haus Rissen / Hamburg, Germany.

Haus RissenHaus Rissen 
Haus Rissen Hamburg – Internationales Institut für Politik und Wirtschaft is an research and education institution in Hamburg, Germany. Founded in 1954, Haus Rissen is an accredited center for political education by Germany's Political Education Foundation (german: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung). ISPK staff lecture and teach here regularly.




  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.