Recent publications by ISPK staff

Yearbook Terrorism

Database "Terrorist Attacks Worldwide" and Yearly Volume "Terrorism Yearbook" (german: Jahrbuch Terrorismus)

Cover Jahrbuch Terrorismus 2015

With the September 11, 2001 attacks the phenomenon of terrorism eventually became one of the focus points of security policy.

It was against this backdrop that the ISPK started the research project “Terrorism Yearbook” in 2006. The “Terrorism Yearbook” aims at analyzing the terrorist threat in all its forms, pointing out trends and reflecting on policy measures with scientific validity and reliability, all while maintaining independence from the sentiments and hastiness of day-to-day politics.

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Strategic Studies: Maritime Security

Edited volume: "Maritime Sicherheit"Maritime Security


ISPK's Sebastian Bruns is co-editor of "Maritime Sicherheit". 

The volume covers current issues in Maritime Security, e.g. doctrinal development and history, littoral warfare, modern piracy and in-depth case studies of Naval strategy. New theoretical and methodical developments in Strategic Studies with regard to naval security analysis are included and discussed as well.

Bruns has contributed a chapter on U.S. naval strategy and doctrine.

International Relations: Multilateralism

The EU, UN and and Collective Security - Making Multilateralism EffektiveEU_UN_Multi


ISPK's Joachim Krause is co-editor of this . It discusses avenues for effective multilateral cooperation between international organizations for improved collective security. The volume draws upon both theoretical and empirical research to answer the following core questions: 

  • What are the reasons that have made multilateralism either effective or ineffective in the field of peacekeeping, peace preservation and peacebuilding?
  • How can multilateralism be made more effective?
  • How can attempts made by Europe to render UN multilateralism in the security area more efficient be assessed?

Monographies and edited volumes

German Strategic Studies CoverMonography series "German Strategic Studies" , "Kieler Schriften zur Politischen Wissenschaft" and Edited Volumes 

ISPK staff regularly publish their research in book-length monographs in the series "German Strategic Studies".

The series covers Maritime Security, Military Strategy, Energy Security and German Security.

Researchers are both contributing authors and editors in volumes published with German and foreign scholars.

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Working Papers

"Kiel Security Policy Analysis"ISPK Paper Cover


ISPK staff's shorter papers about ongoing research and finished projects are regularly published in this series (german: "Kieler Analysen zur Sicherheitspolitik"). 

Exceptional thesis papers by Kiel University students written in ISPK research seminars will be published in this series as well.


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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.


  • 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.