Center for Maritime Strategy and Security


The Center for Maritime Strategy & Security, CMSS is continental Europe's leading center of excellence for global maritime strategy and security issues. With the Kiel Seapower Series, a forum has been created that brings together top international scientists and decision makers to discuss the most relevant security challenges of the maritime domain and beyond. The CMSS acts as a liaison to the maritime academic community and aims to support especially emerging young scientists and provide new insights, fresh ideas and new ways of thinking. We regularly contribute to the international maritime and security press, are active participants in both national and international conferences, and regularly publish monographs, edited volumes, articles, and commentaries on current maritime-related security events.



Kiel Seapower Series

The Kiel Seapower Series is a series of national and international conferences and events on maritime security issues and the consequent role of naval forces in the 21st century. Below you can find some examples of the series. For more information on the series, our events and publications visit:










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Cover Jahrbuch Terrorismus

Jahrbuch Terrorismus

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

Link zur aktuellen Ausgabe


Cover The Decline of European Naval Forcest

Conceptualizing Naval and Maritime Strategy

This book brings together experts from the United States, Europe, and Asia to reflect on how maritime and naval strategy is conceptualised and how it has been used.

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Cover Assessing Chinas...

Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

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Cover Stabilisierungseinsaetze

Stabilisierungseinsätze als gesamtstaatliche Aufgabe

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

Link zum Buch