Recent publications by ISPK staff

Yearbook Terrorism

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

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

Maritime Security

Edited volume: "Maritime Sicherheit"

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.

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International Relations: Multilateralism


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

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

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Monography 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

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"Kiel Security Policy Analysis"

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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Jahrbuch Terrorismus

Das Jahrbuch enthält eine umfangreiche Datensammlung sowie Analysen zu terroristischen Brennpunkten.

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Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security

This new handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing naval strategy and security in the twenty-first century.

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Stabilisierungseinsätze als gesamtstaatliche Aufgabe

Erfahrungen und Lehren aus dem deutschen Afghanistaneinsatz zwischen Staatsaufbau und Aufstandsbewältigung (COIN).

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Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

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